Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The Extended Cinema

A non-exhaustive list of "notable" films running three hours (180 minutes) or longer, sorted by runtime. This is by no means complete, and the line between film and television, and singular films and series, is as hazy as ever.

Not included below but valid: Heimat, The Human Condition trilogy, Kill Bill, Nymphomaniac.

The Clock (2010, Christian Marclay)
Twin Peaks: The Return (2017, David Lynch)
Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
Resan (1987, Peter Watkins)
La Flor (2018, Mariano Llinás)
Crude Oil (2008, Wang Bing)
How Yukong Moved the Mountains (1976, Joris Ivens)
Out 1: Noli me tangere (1971, Jacques Rivette)
Evolution of a Filipino Family (2004, Lav Diaz)
Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication (1976, Jean-Luc Godard & Anne-Marie Miéville)
Dekalog (1989, Krzystof Kieslowski)
Shoah (1985, Claude Lanzmann)
Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks (2002, Wang Bing)
Heremias (2006, Lav Diaz)
Eight Hours Don't Make a Day (1972, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
Dead Souls (2018, Wang Bing)
Barrabas (1919, Louis Feuillade)
A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery (2016, Lav Diaz)
Empire (1964, Andy Warhol)
Park Lanes (2015, Kevin Jerome Everson)
8903 Empire (2015, Kevin Jerome Everson)
O.J.: Made in America (2016, Ezra Edelman)
Melancholia (2008, Lav Diaz)
Hitler: A Film from Germany (1977, Hans-Jürgen Syberberg)
Sátántangó (1994, Béla Tarr)
War and Peace (1966, Sergei Bondarchuk)
Tih Minh (1918, Louis Feuillade)
Les Vampires (1915, Louis Feuillade)
The Satin Slipper (1985, Manoel de Oliveira)
Star Spangled to Death (2004, Ken Jacobs)
Arabian Nights (2015, Miguel Gomes)
Florentina Hubaldo, CTE (2012, Lav Diaz)
Phantom India (1969, Louis Malle)
Century of Birthing (2011, Lav Diaz)
Near Death (1989, Frederick Wiseman)
Little Dorrit (1987, Christine Edzard)
Tanner '88 (1988, Robert Altman)
Angels in America (2003, Mike Nichols)
Top of the Lake (2013, Jane Campion)
Top of the Lake: China Girl (2017, Jane Campion)
La Commune (Paris, 1871) (2000, Peter Watkins)
The Owl's Legacy (1989, Chris Marker)
From What Is Before (2014, Lav Diaz)
Spiritual Voices (1995, Alexander Sokurov)
Carlos (2010, Olivier Assayas)
Fantômas (1913, Louis Feuillade)
Mildred Pierce (2011, Todd Haynes)
Joan the Maid (1994, Jacques Rivette)
Homeland: Iraq Year Zero (2015, Abbas Fahdel)
Napoléon (1927, Abel Gance)
Sleep (1963, Andy Warhol)
1900 (1976, Bernardo Bertolucci)
Happy Hour (2015, Ryusuke Hamaguchi)
Tsahal (1994, Claude Lanzmann)
Batang West Side (2001, Lav Diaz)
Fanny and Alexander (1983, Ingmar Bergman)
France/Tour/Detour/Deux/Enfants (1977, Jean-Luc Godard & Anne-Marie Miéville)
Penance (2012, Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
Judex (1916, Louis Feuillade)
Smoking/No Smoking (1993, Alain Resnais)
As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty (2000, Jonas Mekas)
Die Nibelungen (1924, Fritz Lang)
The Kingdom II (1997, Lars von Trier)
Scenes from a Marriage (1973, Ingmar Bergman)
Until the End of the World (1991, Wim Wenders)
The Memory of Justice (1976, Marcel Ophuls)
The Art of Vision (1965, Stan Brakhage)
The Halt (2019, Lav Diaz)
The Kingdom (1994, Lars von Trier)
La Roue (1923, Abel Gance)
Shoah: Four Sisters (2017, Claude Lanzmann)
Mysteries of Lisbon (2010, Raúl Ruiz)
Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler (1922, Fritz Lang)
"Rameau's Nephew" by Diderot (Thanx to Dennis Young) by Wilma Schoen (1974, Michael Snow)
Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (1988, Marcel Ophuls)
Histoire(s) du cinéma (1989, Jean-Luc Godard)
Out 1: Spectre (1972, Jacques Rivette)
The Hour of the Furnaces (1968, Octavio Getino & Fernando Solanas)
Doomed Love (1978, Manoel de Oliveira)
Che (2008, Steven Soderbergh)
Wormwood (2017, Errol Morris)
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006, Spike Lee)
The Age of the Medici (1972, Roberto Rossellini)
Parsifal (1982, Hans-Jürgen Syberberg)
Route One/USA (1989, Robert Kramer)
Intimacies (2013, Ryusuke Hamaguchi)
L'amour fou (1969, Jacques Rivette)
The Sorrow and the Pity (1969, Marcel Ophuls)
Norte, the End of History (2013, Lav Diaz)
Belfast, Maine (1999, Frederick Wiseman)
My Voyage to Italy (1999, Martin Scorsese)
Historias extraordinarias (2008, Mariano Llinás)
At Berkeley (2013, Frederick Wiseman)
Hamlet (1996, Kenneth Branagh)
La Belle noiseuse (1991, Jacques Rivette)
Sangam (1964, Raj Kapoor)
A Brighter Summer Day (1991, Edward Yang)
Love Exposure (2008, Sion Sono)
Ludwig (1973, Luchino Visconti)
Season of the Devil (2018, Lav Diaz)
Gone With the Wind (1939, Victor Fleming)
An Elephant Sitting Still (2018, Hu Bo)
Burning Bush (2013, Agnieszka Holland)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984, Sergio Leone)
The Woman Who Left (2016, Lav Diaz)
'Til Madness Do Us Part (2013, Wang Bing)
Woodstock (1970, Michael Wadleigh)
A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995, Martin Scorsese)
Anna (1975, Alberto Grifi & Massimo Sarchielli)
Mera Naam Joker (1970, Raj Kapoor)
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001, Ashutosh Gowariker)
The Troubles We've Seen (1994, Marcel Ophuls)
The Travelling Players (1975, Theo Angelopoulos)
The 47 Ronin (1941, Kenji Mizoguchi)
La Comédie-Française ou L'amour joué (1996, Frederick Wiseman)
Edvard Munch (1974, Peter Watkins)
High School II (1994, Frederick Wiseman)
Heaven's Gate (1980, Michael Cimino)
Eureka (2000, Shinji Aoyama)
Heimat Is a Space in Time (2019, Thomas Heise)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962, David Lean)
State Legislature (2007, Frederick Wiseman)
Eros + Massacre (1969, Yoshishige Yoshida)
The Republic (2017, James N. Kienitz Wilkins)
The Lincoln Cycle (1917, Benjamin Chapin and John M. Stahl)
World on a Wire (1973, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
Ben-Hur (1959, William Wyler)
Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo (2019, Abdellatif Kechiche)
Alexander the Great (1980, Theo Angelopoulos)
The Irishman (2019, Martin Scorsese)
Chelsea Girls (1966, Andy Warhol)
The Last of the Unjust (2013, Claude Lanzmann)
George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011, Martin Scorsese)
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005, Martin Scorsese)
Exodus (1960, Otto Preminger)
War and Peace (1956, King Vidor)
Boccaccio '70 (1962, Mario Monicelli and Federico Fellini and Luchino Visconti and Vittorio De Sica)
Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
The Mother and the Whore (1973, Jean Eustache)
Chung Kuo – Cina (1972, Michelangelo Antonioni)
Andrei Rublev (1966, Andrei Tarkovsky)
Ryan's Daughter (1970, David Lean)
Coincoin and the Extra-Humans (2018, Bruno Dumont)
Sholay (1975, Ramesh Sippy)
Abraham's Valley (1973, Manoel de Oliveira)
The Godfather Part II (1974, Francis Ford Coppola)
Malcolm X (1992, Spike Lee)
The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003, Peter Jackson)
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975, Chantal Akerman)
Giant (1956, George Stevens)
Doctor Zhivago (1965, David Lean)
P'tit Quinquin (2014, Bruno Dumont)
Public Housing (1997, Frederick Wiseman)
0.5mm (2014, Momoko Ando)
Marcello Mastroianni: I Remember (1997, Anna Maria Tatò)
Spartacus (1960, Stanley Kubrick)
Intolerance (1916, D.W. Griffith)
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (2017, Frederick Wiseman)
Café Noir (2009, Jung Sung-il)
Winter Sleep (2014, Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
Reds (1981, Warren Beatty)
Domestic Violence (2001, Frederick Wiseman)
Domestic Violence II (2002, Frederick Wiseman)
Schindler's List (1993, Steven Spielberg)
The Falls (1980, Peter Greenaway)
Milestones (1975, Robert Kramer & John Douglas)
Titanic (1997, James Cameron)
The Birth of a Nation (1915, D.W. Griffith)
The Right Stuff (1983, Philip Kaufman)
Céline and Julie Go Boating (1974, Jacques Rivette)
Awaara (1951, Raj Kapoor)
BNSF (2013, James Benning)
Nixon (1995, Oliver Stone)
Anjathe (2008, Mysskin)
Gandhi (1982, Richard Attenborough)
Grindhouse (2007, Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez)
Children of Paradise (1945, Marcel Carné)
The Emigrants (1971, Jan Troell)
Legend of the Mountain (1979, King Hu)
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995, Aditya Chopra)
In Jackson Heights (2015, Frederick Wiseman)
My Journey Through French Cinema (2016, Bertrand Tavernier)
Magnolia (1999, Paul Thomas Anderson)
The Green Mile (1999, Frank Darabont)
JFK (1991, Oliver Stone)
Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978, Prakash Mehra)
The Hateful Eight (2015, Quentin Tarantino)
The Wild Pear Tree (2018, Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
Kaos (1984, Paolo & Vittorio Taviani)
Over the Years (2015, Nikolaus Geyrhalter)
Memories of Prison (1984, Nelson Pereira dos Santos)
King Kong (2005, Peter Jackson)
Short Cuts (1993, Robert Altman)
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964, Anthony Mann)
Lamhe (1991, Yash Chopra)
Trimurti (1995, Mukul Anand)
The Leopard (1963, Luchino Visconti)
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961, Stanley Kramer)
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978, Ermanno Olmi)
Fengming: A Chinese Memoir (2007, Wang Bing)
Saagar (1985, Ramesh Sippy)
Barry Lyndon (1975, Stanley Kubrick)
Red Beard (1964, Akira Kurosawa)
Betty Blue (1986, Jean-Jacques Beineix)
Israel Why (1973, Claud Lanzmann)
La Région Centrale (1971, Michael Snow)
Amar Akbar Anthony (1977, Manmohan Desai)
Haqeeqat (1964, Chetan Anand)
The Deer Hunter (1978, Michael Cimino)
Kwaidan (1965, Masaki Kobayashi)
O Lucky Man! (1973, Lindsay Anderson)
Regular Lovers (2005, Philippe Garrel)
Comrades (1986, Bill Douglas)
A Fugitive from the Past (1965, Tomu Uchida)
Guide (1965, Vijay Anand)
Prem Rog (1982, Raj Kapoor)
The Saragossa Manuscript (1965, Wojciech Has)
El Cid (1961, Anthony Mann)
Aurora (2010, Cristi Puiu)
Anniyan (2005, S. Shankar)
Another Year (2016, Shengze Zhu)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013, Martin Scorsese)
Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013, Abdellatif Kechiche)
Inland Empire (2006, David Lynch)
A Touch of Zen (1971, King Hu)
National Gallery (2014, Frederick Wiseman
A Grin Without a Cat (1977, Chris Marker)
Mektoub My Love: Canto Uno (2017, Abdellatif Kechiche)
Beloved Sisters (2014, Dominik Graf)
Sentimental Destinies (2000, Olivier Assayas)

Monday, July 22, 2019

A Top 50 of the 2010s

Compiled for the run-up to the end-of-the-decade, will be updated until the end of the 2019 list-making season.

  1. La Flor (2018, Mariano Llinás)
  2. Twin Peaks: The Return (2017, David Lynch)
  3. Asako I & II (2018, Ryusuke Hamaguchi)
  4. Silence (2016, Martin Scorsese)
  5. Yourself and Yours (2016, Hong Sang-soo)
  6. Carol (2015, Todd Haynes)
  7. Long Day's Journey Into Night (2018, Bi Gan)
  8. The Tree of Life (2011, Terrence Malick)
  9. The Day He Arrives (2011, Hong Sang-soo)
  10. Blackhat (2015, Michael Mann)
  11. Certified Copy (2010, Abbas Kiarostami)
  12. Meek's Cutoff (2010, Kelly Reichardt)
  13. Don't Go Breaking My Heart (2011, Johnnie To)
  14. Don't Go Breaking My Heart (2014, Johnnie To)
  15. Passion (2012, Brian De Palma)
  16. Horse Money (2014, Pedro Costa)
  17. Margaret (2011, Kenneth Lonergan)
  18. Phoenix (2014, Christian Petzold)
  19. Mountains May Depart (2015, Jia Zhangke)
  20. Before Midnight (2013, Richard Linklater)
  21. Mistress America (2015, Noah Baumbach)
  22. Cameraperson (2016, Kirsten Johnson)
  23. Manakamana (2013, Stephanie Spray & Pacho Velez)
  24. Transit (2018, Christian Petzold)
  25. The Grandmaster (2013, Wong Kar-wai)
  26. Goodbye to Language (2014, Jean-Luc Godard)
  27. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014, Wes Anderson)
  28. Happy Hour (2015, Ryusuke Hamaguchi)
  29. Ash Is Purest White (2018, Jia Zhangke)
  30. Grass (2018, Hong Sang-soo)
  31. Right Now, Wrong Then (2015, Hong Sang-soo)
  32. Manchester by the Sea (2016, Kenneth Lonergan)
  33. Frances Ha (2012, Noah Baumbach)
  34. Gone Girl (2014, David Fincher)
  35. Toni Erdmann (2016, Maren Ade)
  36. First Reformed (2017, Paul Schrader)
  37. The Princess of France (2014, Matías Piñeiro)
  38. High Life (2018, Claire Denis)
  39. Hill of Freedom (2014, Hong Sang-soo)
  40. On the Beach at Night Alone (2017, Hong Sang-soo)
  41. Moonrise Kingdom (2012, Wes Anderson)
  42. The Other Side of the Wind (2018, Orson Welles)
  43. Listen Up Philip (2014, Alex Ross Perry)
  44. This Is Not a Film (2011, Jafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb)
  45. Bastards (2013, Claire Denis)
  46. Inherent Vice (2014, Paul Thomas Anderson)
  47. Arboretum Cycle (2017, Nathaniel Dorsky)
  48. Hahaha (2010, Hong Sang-soo)
  49. The Day After (2017, Hong Sang-soo)
  50. Boyhood (2014, Richard Linklater)

Top 15 Performances

  1. Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks: The Return
  2. Laura Paredes, La Flor
  3. Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
  4. Rooney Mara, Carol
  5. Zhao Tao, Mountains May Depart
  6. Peter Simonischek, Toni Erdmann
  7. Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
  8. Franz Rogowski, Transit
  9. Hong Chau, Downsizing
  10. Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
  11. John Huston, The Other Side of the Wind
  12. Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice
  13. Lee Yoo-young, Yourself and Yours
  14. Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  15. Kim Min-hee, On the Beach at Night Alone

Friday, June 14, 2019

A Top 100 Films of All-Time (Text Only)

100. Blackhat (2015, Michael Mann)
99. That Day, on the Beach (1983, Edward Yang)
98. The Birds (1963, Alfred Hitchcock)
97. Fort Apache (1948, John Ford)
96. The Day He Arrives (2011, Hong Sang-soo)
95. The Tree of Life (2011, Terrence Malick)
94. Weekend (1967, Jean-Luc Godard)
93. The Battle of Algiers (1966, Gillo Pontecorvo)
92. Long Day's Journey Into Night (2018, Bi Gan)
91. Breathless (1960, Jean-Luc Godard)
90. La Collectionneuse (1967, Eric Rohmer)
89. Do the Right Thing (1989, Spike Lee)
88. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, Ang Lee)
87. Manhunter (1986, Michael Mann)
86. Zorns Lemma (1970, Hollis Frampton)
85. My Neighbor Totoro (1988, Hayao Miyazaki)
84. Night and Fog (1956, Alain Resnais)
83. Before Sunset (2004, Richard Linklater)
82. India Song (1975, Marguerite Duras)
81. Lost in Translation (2003, Sofia Coppola)
80. A Confucian Confusion (1994, Edward Yang)
79. Carol (2015, Todd Haynes)
78. Nashville (1975, Robert Altman)
77. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978, Lau Kar-leung)
76. Yourself and Yours (2016, Hong Sang-soo)
75. Stop Making Sense (1984, Jonathan Demme)
74. Cure (1997, Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
73. Silence (2016, Martin Scorsese)
72. Taipei Story (1985, Edward Yang)
71. Persona (1966, Ingmar Bergman)
70. Blade Runner (1982, Ridley Scott)
69. Notorious (1946, Alfred Hitchcock)
68. 2046 (2004, Wong Kar-wai)
67. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Do you love me? (1996, Hideaki Anno)
66. (nostalgia) (1971, Hollis Frampton)
65. Paris, Texas (1984, Wim Wenders)
64. The Terrorizers (1986, Edward Yang)
63. The Hole (1998, Tsai Ming-liang)
62. Wavelength (1967, Michael Snow)
61. Ashes of Time (1994, Wong Kar-wai)
60. A New Leaf (1971, Elaine May)
59. Rio Bravo (1959, Howard Hawks)
58. A Star Is Born (1954, George Cukor)
57. Miami Vice (2006, Michael Mann)
56. Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975, Chantal Akerman)
55. Out 1: Spectre (1972, Jacques Rivette)
54. Inland Empire (2006, David Lynch)
53. Napoléon (1927, Abel Gance)
52. The End of Evangelion (1997, Hideaki Anno)
51. Asako I & II (2018, Ryusuke Hamaguchi)
50. Syndromes and a Century (2006, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
49. Trust (1990, Hal Hartley)
48. Gertrud (1964, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
47. Pierrot le fou (1965, Jean-Luc Godard)
46. Rear Window (1954, Alfred Hitchcock)
45. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964, Jacques Demy)
44. Close-Up (1990, Abbas Kiarostami)
43. Tokyo Story (1953, Yasujiro Ozu)
42. Sansho the Bailiff (1954, Kenji Mizoguchi)
41. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001, Steven Spielberg)
40. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
39. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992, David Lynch)
38. The Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir)
37. Blue Velvet (1986, David Lynch)
36. Les Vampires (1915, Louis Feuillade)
35. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Take care of yourself. (1996, Hideaki Anno)
34. Sunrise (1927, F.W. Murnau)
33. Twin Peaks: The Return (2017, David Lynch)
32. M (1931, Fritz Lang)
31. Muriel, or the Time of Return (1963, Alain Resnais)
30. Late Spring (1949, Yasujiro Ozu)
29. Eraserhead (1977, David Lynch)
28. Heat (1995, Michael Mann)
27. The Awful Truth (1937, Leo McCarey)
26. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933, Fritz Lang)
25. The Mother and the Whore (1973, Jean Eustache)
24. Duck Amuck (1953, Chuck Jones)
23. Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
22. Chungking Express (1994, Wong Kar-wai)
21. Dragon Inn (1966, King Hu)
20. Platform (2000, Jia Zhangke)
19. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003, Tsai Ming-liang)
18. Last Year at Marienbad (1961, Alain Resnais)
17. La Flor (2018, Mariano Llinás)
16. A Brighter Summer Day (1991, Edward Yang)
15. La jetée (1962, Chris Marker)
14. Out 1: Noli me tangere (1971, Jacques Rivette)
13. Only Angels Have Wings (1939, Howard Hawks)
12. Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
11. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944, Vincente Minnelli)
10. Céline and Julie Go Boating (1974, Jacques Rivette)
9. Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock)
8. The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967, Jacques Demy)
7. The Night of the Hunter (1954, Charles Laughton)
6. In the Mood for Love (2000, Wong Kar-wai)
5. A Touch of Zen (1971, King Hu)
4. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942, Orson Welles)
3. Sans soleil (1983, Chris Marker)
2. Yi Yi (2000, Edward Yang)
1. Mulholland Dr. (2001, David Lynch)

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Various Critics' Top Ten Lists

Jordan Cronk

Eric Hynes

Kent Jones

Michael Koresky

Dennis Lim

Andréa Picard

Nick Pinkerton

James Quandt

James Quandt Top Ten Lists

All of these lists are sourced from Artforum, except as noted, and after 2002 are (roughly) by premiere year.

2002 [Village Voice]

  • *Corpus Callosum (Michael Snow)
  • Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (Zacharias Kunuk)
  • I'm Going Home (Manoel de Oliveira)
  • In Praise of Love (Jean-Luc Godard)
  • La Captive (Chantal Akerman)
  • The Orphan of Anyang (Wang Chao)
  • Platform (Jia Zhangke)
  • Remembrance of Things to Come (Chris Marker & Yannick Bellon)
  • Russian Ark (Aleksandr Sokurov)
  • What Time Is It There? (Tsai Ming-liang)

2003

  1. Blissfully Yours (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  2. Come and Go (João César Monteiro)
  3. Distant (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
  4. The Ground/The Hedge Theater (Robert Beavers)
  5. The Man Without a Past (Aki Kaurismäki)
  6. Model Shop (Jacques Demy)
  7. Remembrance of Things to Come (Chris Marker & Yannick Bellon)
  8. The Son (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
  9. Ten (Abbas Kiarostami)
  10. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Tsai Ming-liang)

2004

  1. The World (Jia Zhangke)
  2. Notre musique (Jean-Luc Godard)
  3. 10e Chambre, Instant d'audiences (Raymond Depardon)
  4. Rheimetall/Victoria 8 (Rodney Graham)
  5. Café Lumière (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  6. Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  7. Vento di terra (Vincenzo Marra)
  8. La Blessure (Nicolas Klotz)
  9. The Big Red One: The Reconstruction (Samuel Fuller)
  10. Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow (Theo Angelopoulos)

2005

  1. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu)
  2. Three Times (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  3. The Sun (Aleksandr Sokurov)
  4. Garlands (T.J. Wilcox)
  5. Palast (Tacita Dean)
  6. Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine (Peter Tscherkassky)
  7. Moments choisis des Histoire(s) du cinéma (Jean-Luc Godard)
  8. La Trahison (Philippe Faucon)
  9. Last Days (Gus Van Sant)
  10. Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog)

2006

  1. Colossal Youth (Pedro Costa)
  2. Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  3. Still Life (Jia Zhangke)
  4. Kodak (Tacita Dean)
  5. Army of Shadows (Jean-Pierre Melville)
  6. Bamako (Abderrahmane Sissako)
  7. Magic Mirror (Manoel de Oliveira)
  8. I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (Tsai Ming-liang)
  9. Woman on the Beach (Hong Sang-soo)
  10. Kristall (Matthias Müller & Christoph Girardet)

2007

  1. These Encounters of Theirs (Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet)
  2. Pour vos beaux yeux (Henri Storck)
  3. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu)
  4. Useless (Jia Zhangke)
  5. Tarahi V (Haris Epaminonda)
  6. La Morte rouge (Víctor Erice)
  7. Fengming, a Chinese Memoir (Wang Bing)
  8. The Romance of Astrée and Céladon (Eric Rohmer)
  9. Alexandra (Aleksandr Sokurov)
  10. At Sea (Peter Hutton)

2008

  1. Itinerary of Jean Bricard (Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet)
  2. Artemide's Knee (Jean-Marie Straub)
  3. The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel)
  4. Liverpool (Lisandro Alonso)
  5. Tony Manero (Pablo Larraín)
  6. 24 City (Jia Zhangke)
  7. United Red Army (Koji Wakamatsu)
  8. Wonderful Town (Aditya Assarat)
  9. Cleópatra (Júlio Bressane)
  10. Summer Hours (Olivier Assayas)

2009

  1. Wilhelm Noack oHG (Simon Starling)
  2. Police, Adjective (Corneliu Porumboiu)
  3. To Die Like a Man (João Pedro Rodrigues)
  4. The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke)
  5. Giardini (Steve McQueen)
  6. Like You Know It All (Hong Sang-soo)
  7. In Comparison (Harun Farocki)
  8. Eccentricities of a Blonde-haired Girl (Manoel de Oliveira)
  9. Track of the Cat (William Wellman)
  10. Huacho (Alejandro Fernández Almendras)

2010

  1. Rite of Spring (Manoel de Oliveira)
    The Strange Case of Angelica (Manoel de Oliveira)
  2. Mysteries of Lisbon (Raúl Ruiz)
  3. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  4. Film Socialisme (Jean-Luc Godard)
  5. Aurora (Cristi Puiu)
  6. Carlos (Olivier Assayas)
  7. Le Quattro Volte (Michelangelo Frammartino)
  8. The Mouth of the Wolf (Pietro Marcello)
  9. The Wanderer (Avishai Sivan)
  10. Static (Steve McQueen)

2011

  1. Eika Katappa (Werner Schroeter)
    The Death of Maria Malibran (Werner Schroeter)
  2. The Clock (Christian Marclay)
  3. Le Havre (Aki Kaurismäki)
  4. This Is Not a Film (Jafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb)
  5. The Turin Horse (Béla Tarr and Ágnes Hranitzky)
  6. Play (Ruben Östlund)
  7. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
  8. Blood of My Blood (João Canijo)
  9. Aita (José María de Orbe)
  10. Porfirio (Alejandro Landres)

2012

  1. Night Across the Street (Raúl Ruiz)
    La Maleta (Raúl Ruiz)
  2. The Last Time I Saw Macao (João Pedro Rodrigues & João Rui Guerra da Mata)
  3. In Another Country (Hong Sang-soo)
  4. No (Pablo Larraín)
  5. Perret in France and Algeria (Heinz Emigholz)
  6. The Repentant (Merzak Allouache)
  7. Holy Motors (Leos Carax)
  8. Neighboring Sounds (Kleber Mendonça Filho)
  9. Wild Girl (Raoul Walsh)
  10. The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer)

2013

  1. Norte, the End of History (Lav Diaz)
  2. 'Til Madness Do Us Part (Wang Bing)
  3. Three Exercises of Interpretation (Cristi Puiu)
  4. What Now? Remind Me (Joaquim Pinto)
  5. The King's Body (João Pedro Rodrigues)
  6. A Touch of Sin (Jia Zhangke)
    Manuscripts Don't Burn (Mohammad Rasoulof)
  7. Ravel Ravel (Anri Sala)
  8. The Last of the Unjust (Claude Lanzmann)
  9. Stranger by the Lake (Alain Guiraudie)
  10. Salvation Army (Abdellah Taïa)

2014

  1. Goodbye to Language (Jean-Luc Godard)
  2. Amour Fou (Jessica Hausner)
  3. Horse Money (Pedro Costa)
  4. Das Spektrum Europas (Cristi Puiu)
  5. Hill of Freedom (Hong Sang-soo)
  6. Jauja (Lisandro Alonso)
  7. The Tribe (Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy)
  8. Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako)
  9. Above and Below the Minhocão (Mark Lewis)
  10. August Winds (Gabriel Mascaro)

2015

  1. Labour in a Single Shot (Harun Farocki & Antje Ehmann)
  2. Visit, or Memories and Confessions (Manoel de Oliveira)
  3. Bleak Street (Arturo Ripstein)
  4. Singularity (Albert Serra)
  5. Neon Bull (Gabriel Mascaro)
  6. Ashes (Steve McQueen)
  7. The Films and Videos of Michaël Borremans
  8. Lost and Beautiful (Pietro Marcello)
  9. Actua 1 (Philippe Garrel)
  10. "The Owners of Dixie," from The Arabian Nights Trilogy, Vol. 2, The Desolate One (Miguel Gomes)

2016

  1. Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet (Museum of Modern Art, New York)
  2. From the Branches Drops the Withered Blossom (Paul Meyer)
  3. Sieranevada (Cristi Puiu)
  4. The Death of Louis XIV (Albert Serra)
  5. The Ornithologist (João Pedro Rodrigues)
  6. Ma' Rosa (Brillante Mendoza)
  7. Yourself and Yours (Hong Sang-soo)
  8. Neruda (Pablo Larraín)
  9. Kékszakállú (Gaston Solnicki)
  10. As Without So Within (Manuela De Laborde)

2017

  1. "The Boat Is Leaking. The Captain Lied." (Fondazione Prada, Venice)
  2. Jean Vigo (Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna, Italy)
  3. Zama (Lucrecia Martel)
  4. Western (Valeska Grisebach)
  5. The Nothing Factory (Pedro Pinho)
  6. Faces Places (Agnès Varda & JR)
  7. Closeness (Kantemir Balagov)
  8. 12 Days (Raymond Depardon)
  9. Caniba (Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel)
  10. Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (Frederick Wiseman)

2018

  1. Dead Souls (Wang Bing)
  2. The Image Book (Jean-Luc Godard)
  3. A Man Walks in the City (Marcello Pagliero)
  4. Thomas Bayrle (New Museum, New York)
  5. The Manet and Ravel Sequences from La Flor (Mariano Llinás)
  6. Elegant Beast (Yuzo Kawashima)
  7. Burning (Lee Chang-dong)
  8. The Load (Ognjen Glavonic)
  9. Ayka (Sergey Dvortsevoy)
  10. The Black Book (Valeria Sarmiento)

Nick Pinkerton Top Tens

All of these lists are by release year.

2007 [Indiewire]

  • Black Book (Paul Verhoeven)
  • Bug (William Friedkin)
  • Death Proof (Quentin Tarantino)
  • The Exterminating Angels (Jean-Claude Brisseau)
  • Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright)
  • Margot at the Wedding (Noah Baumbach)
  • Poison Friends (Emmanuel Bourdieu)
  • The Wayward Cloud (Tsai Ming-liang)
  • We Own the Night (James Gray)
  • Youth Without Youth (Francis Ford Coppola)

2008 [Indiewire]

  • I Can No Longer Hear the Guitar (Philippe Garrel)
  • Boarding Gate (Olivier Assayas)
  • The Duchess of Langeais (Jacques Rivette)
  • The Foot Fist Way (Jody Hill)
  • W. (Oliver Stone)
  • La France (Serge Bozon)
  • Shotgun Stories (Jeff Nichols)
  • Definitely, Maybe (Adam Brooks)
  • My Brother Is an Only Child (Daniele Luchetti)
  • State Legislature (Frederick Wiseman)

2011 [LA Weekly]

  • The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (Andrei Ujica)
  • The Descendants (Alexander Payne)
  • Final Destination 5 (Steven Quale)
  • The Future (Miranda July)
  • The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick)
  • The Princess of Montpensier (Bertrand Tavernier)
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Rupert Wyatt)
  • Take Shelter (Jeff Nichols)
  • La Pivellina (Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimmel)
  • The Mill and the Cross (Lech Majewski)

2012 [Village Voice via Year-End Lists]

  • Alps (Yorgos Lanthimos)
  • Bernie (Richard Linklater)
  • The Deep Blue Sea (Terence Davies)
  • The Grey (Joe Carnahan)
  • Haywire (Steven Soderbergh)
  • Magic Mike (Steven Soderbergh)
  • Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson)
  • Tabu (Miguel Gomes)
  • Wanderlust (David Wain)
  • Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow)

2013 [Unknown via CriticsTop10]

  • To the Wonder (Terrence Malick)
  • Bastards (Claire Denis)
  • The Canyons (Paul Schrader)
  • The Grandmaster (Wong Kar-wai)
  • Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  • Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel)
  • Like Someone in Love (Abbas Kiarostami)
  • Museum Hours (Jem Cohen)
  • Paradise: Love (Ulrich Seidl)
  • Prince Avalanche (David Gordon Green)
  • The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese)

2014 [Sight & Sound]

  1. The Immigrant (James Gray)
  2. Stray Dogs (Tsai Ming-liang)
  3. Boyhood (Richard Linklater)
  4. La Sapienza (Eugène Green)
  5. Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako)

Also mentioned: The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson), It Felt Like Love (Eliza Hittman), Heaven Knows What (Josh & Benny Safdie), Listen Up Philip (Alex Ross Perry), Hellaware (Michael M. Bilandic), Wild Canaries (Lawrence Michael Levine), The Mend (John Magary), Actress (Robert Greene), Ne me quitte pas (Sabine Lubbe Bakker & Niels van Koevorden), Manakamana (Stephanie Spray & Pacho Velez), National Gallery (Frederick Wiseman), Kumiko the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner), Buzzard (Joel Potrykus), Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood), Welcome to New York (Abel Ferrara), Pasolini (Abel Ferrara), Clouds of Sils Maria (Olivier Assayas), Eden (Mia Hansen-Løve), Horse Money (Pedro Costa)

2015 [Film Comment]

  • Arabian Nights (Miguel Gomes)
  • Blackhat (Michael Mann)
  • Carol (Todd Haynes)
  • Hard to Be a God (Aleksei German)
  • Heaven Knows What (Josh & Benny Safdie)
  • Inside Out (Pete Docter)
  • Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller)
  • Magic Mike XXL (Gregory Jacobs)
  • No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman)
  • Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako)

2016 [Film Comment]

  • The Academy of Muses (José Luis Guerin)
  • The Illinois Parables (Deborah Stratman)
  • Knight of Cups (Terrence Malick)
  • No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman)
  • The Other Side (Roberto Minervini)
  • The Shallows (Jaume Collet-Serra)
  • Silence (Martin Scorsese)
  • Sully (Clint Eastwood)
  • Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve)
  • 'Til Madness Do Us Part (Wang Bing)

2017 [Film Comment]

  1. Twin Peaks: The Return (David Lynch)
  2. Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (Frederick Wiseman)
  3. Downsizing (Alexander Payne)
  4. The Human Surge (Eduardo Williams)
  5. By the Time It Gets Dark (Anocha Suwichakornpong)
  6. Good Time (Josh & Benny Safdie)
  7. All These Sleepless Nights (Michal Marczak)
  8. mother! (Darren Aronofsky)
  9. Logan Lucky (Steven Soderbergh)
  10. Brawl in Cell Block 99 (S. Craig Zahler)

2018 [Film Comment]

  • Araby (João Dumans & Affonso Uchoa)
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  • Eight Hours Don't Make a Day (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  • First Reformed (Paul Schrader)
  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening (RaMell Ross)
  • Let the Sunshine In (Claire Denis)
  • The Mule (Clint Eastwood)
  • The Other Side of the Wind (Orson Welles)
  • Personal Problems (Bill Gunn)
  • Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg)

Andréa Picard Top Ten Lists

These lists are sourced as follows: Village Voice 2007-2009, Senses of Cinema 2013-2018 (runners-up were in the original lists), except as noted, and by release year until 2009, and by premiere year onwards.

2007

  1. Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  2. I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (Tsai Ming-liang)
  3. Colossal Youth (Pedro Costa)
  4. Flandres (Bruno Dumont)
  5. Regular Lovers (Philippe Garrel)
  6. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu)
  7. Belle Toujours (Manoel de Oliveira)
  8. Bamako (Abderrahmane Sissako)
  9. Eastern Promises (David Cronenberg)
  10. In Between Days (So Yong Kim)

2008

  1. Before I Forget (Jacques Nolot)
  2. The Romance of Astrée and Céladon (Eric Rohmer)
  3. Still Life (Jia Zhangke)
  4. Alexandra (Aleksandr Sokurov)
  5. The Duchess of Langeais (Jacques Rivette)
  6. Silent Light (Carlos Reygadas)
  7. Love Songs (Christophe Honoré)
  8. Slingshot (Brillante Mendoza)
  9. Woman on the Beach (Hong Sang-soo)
  10. Profit motive and the whispering wind (John Gianvito)

2009

  1. The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel)
  2. 24 City (Jia Zhangke)
  3. Liverpool (Lisandro Alonso)
  4. Still Walking (Hirokazu Kore-eda)
  5. Import/Export (Ulrich Seidl)
  6. Night and Day (Hong Sang-soo)
  7. Lorna's Silence (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
  8. Frontier of the Dawn (Philippe Garrel)
  9. Summer Hours (Olivier Assayas)
  10. Serbis (Brillante Mendoza)

2013

  1. Norte, the End of History (Lav Diaz)
  2. Stranger by the Lake (Alain Guiraudie)
  3. A Touch of Sin (Jia Zhangke)
  4. Story of My Death (Albert Serra)
  5. 'Til Madness Do Us Part (Wang Bing)
  6. What Now? Remind Me (Joaquim Pinto)
  7. The Strange Little Cat (Ramon Zürcher)
  8. Stray Dogs (Tsai Ming-liang)
  9. A Thousand Suns (Mati Diop)
    The King's Body (João Pedro Rodrigues)
    Redemption (Miguel Gomes)
  10. Mouton (Gilles Deroo & Marianne Pistone)

2014

  1. P'tit Quinquin (Bruno Dumont)
  2. Horse Money (Pedro Costa)
  3. Goodbye to Language (Jean-Luc Godard)
  4. Nathalie Granger (Marguerite Duras)
  5. Jauja (Lisandro Alonso)
  6. Das Spektrum Europas (Cristi Puiu)
  7. Amour Fou (Jessica Hausner)
  8. Kommunisten (Jean-Marie Straub)
  9. Hill of Freedom (Hong Sang-soo)
  10. The Innocents (Jean-Paul Kelly)
    Brouillard: Passage #14 (Alexandre Larose)
    The Dragon Is the Frame (Mary Helena Clark)

2015 [Sight & Sound]

  • Arabian Nights (Miguel Gomes)
  • The Assassin (Hou hsiao-hsien)
  • Cemetery of Splendour (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  • Visit, or Memories and Confessions (Manoel de Oliveira)
  • No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman)

2016 [possibly unranked list]

  1. Sieranevada (Cristi Puiu)
  2. The Death of Louis XIV (Albert Serra)
  3. The Dreamed Path (Angela Schanelec)
  4. Elle (Paul Verhoeven)
  5. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)
  6. Nocturama (Bertrand Bonello)
  7. The Human Surge (Eduardo Williams)
  8. The Ornithologist (João Pedro Rodrigues)
  9. The Dreamed Ones (Ruth Beckermann)
  10. Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt)

Runners-Up: Hermia & Helena (Matías Piñeiro), Mimosas (Oliver Laxe), Staying Vertical (Alain Guiraudie), Austerlitz (Sergei Loznitsa), Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve), Ta'ang (Wang Bing), A Magical Substance Flows Into Me (Jumana Manna), Kékszakállú (Gastón Solnicki), All the Cities of the North (Dane Komljen), What Means Something (Ben Rivers), Tales of Two Who Dreamt (Andrea Bussmann & Nicolás Pereda), Homo Sapiens (Nikolaus Geyrhalter), Faire la parole (Eugène Green)

2017

  1. Zama (Lucrecia Martel)
  2. Western (Valeska Grisebach)
  3. On the Beach at Night Alone (Hong Sang-soo)
  4. Eight Hours Don't Make a Day (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  5. Good Time (Josh & Benny Safdie)
  6. Araby (João Dumans & Affonso Uchoa)
  7. Also Known as Jihadi (Eric Baudelaire)
  8. Streetscapes [Dialogue] (Heinz Emigholz)
  9. The Nothing Factory (Pedro Pinho)
  10. The Other Side of Hope (Aki Kaurismäki)

Runners-Up: Milla (Valérie Massadian), PROTOTYPE (Blake Williams), NOW (Chantal Akerman with Claire Atherton, Marian Goodman Paris), "The Boat Is Leaking. The Captain Lied." (Fondazione Prada, Venice), Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Bruno Dumont), Onward Lossless Follows (Michael Robinson), Good Luck (Ben Russell), Caniba (Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel), Braguino (Clément Cogitore), Le fort des fous (Narimane Mari), Aliens (Luis Carrasco), Dislocation Blues (Sky Hopinka), Occidental (Neïl Beloufa), The Day After (Hong Sang-soo), Jacques Tourneur (Locarno Film Festival retrospective), Farocki/Petzold (Centre Pompidou)

2018

  1. Transit (Christian Petzold)
  2. The Image Book (Jean-Luc Godard)
  3. An Elephant Sitting Still (Hu Bo)
  4. Dead Souls (Wang Bing)
  5. What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire? (Roberto Minervini)
  6. L. COHEN (James Benning)
  7. In My Room (Ulrich Köhler)
  8. Ada Kaleh (Helena Wittmann)
  9. The Load (Ognjen Glavonic)
  10. Ash Is Purest White (Jia Zhangke)

Runners-Up: Parsi (Eduardo Williams), Your Face (Tsai Ming-liang), Burning (Lee Chang-dong), The House That Jack Built (LArs von Trier), Happy as Lazzaro (Alice Rohrwacher), Altiplano (Malena Szlam), The Action Lies (James N. Kienitz Williams), Grass (Hong Sang-soo), Ray & Liz (Richard Billingham), Infinite Football (Corneliu Porumboiu), Fainting Spells (Sky Hopinka), I diari di Angela – Noi due cineasti (Yervant Gianikian), The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos), La Flor (Mariano Llinás), Diamantino (Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt), Long Day's Journey Into Night (Bi Gan), Casanova Gene (Luise Donschen), High Life (Claire Denis), Her Smell (Alex Ross Perry), Wild Relatives (Jumana Manna), Introduzione all’Oscuro (Gastón Solnicki), Portraits (Tacita Dean retrospective at Cinéma du Réel, Centre Pompidou), Funk Lessons & Some Reflective Surfaces (Adrian Piper MOMA retrospective), Roi Soleil (Albert Serra), I Hope I'm Loud When I'm Dead (Beatrice Gibson), Terra Franca (Leonor Telles), The Films of S.N.S. Sastry (presented by Federico Rossin), Allegro Largo Triste (Aurélien Froment), I Can See Forever (Jeremy Shaw), Black Mother (Khalik Allah), Monelle (Diego Marcon), John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (Julien Faraut), Climax (Gaspar Noé)