Sunday, September 13, 2020

NYFF Currents

1st (2020/58th):
*The Inheritance (Ephraim Asili)
Program 8: New York Stories
  • Drills (Sarah Friedland)
  • Object Lessons, or: What Happened Whitsunday (Ricky D'Ambrose)
  • Shots in the Dark with David Godlis (Noah Kloster & Lewie Kloster)
  • Wild Bill Horsecock (Oliver Shahery)
  • The Chicken (Neo Sora)
  • In Sudden Darkness (Tayler Montague)
  • The Isolated (Jay Giampietro)
Fauna (Nicolás Pereda)
Program 1: Remains to Be Seen
  • Apparition (Ismaïl Bahri)
  • A Revolt Without Images (Pilar Monsell)
  • UNTITLED SEQUENCE OF GAPS (Vika Kirchenbauer)
  • This Day Won't Last (Mouaad el Salem)
  • Hidden (Jafar Panahi)
Her Socialist Smile (John Gianvito)
Program 2: Free Radicals
  • King of Sanwi (Akousua Adoma Owusu)
  • - force - (Simon Liu & Jennie MaryTai Liu)
  • Letter From Your Far-Off Country (Suneil Sanzgiri)
  • Trust Study #1 (Shobun Baile)
  • Ekphrasis (Riccardo Giacconi)
The Tango of the Widower and Its Distorting Mirror (Raúl Ruiz & Valeria Sarmiento)
Program 3: Letters From Home
  • Malembe (Luis Arnías)
  • Notes, Imprints (On Love): Part 1 (Alexandra Cuesta)
  • Glimpses From a Visit to Orkney in Summer 1995 (Ute Aurand)
  • Correspondence (Carla Simón & Dominga Sotomayor)
  • Claudette's Star (Ayo Akingbade)
  • Episodes - Spring 2018 (Mathilde Girard)
There are not thirty-six ways of showing a man getting on a horse. (Nicolás Zukerfeld)%
Stump the Guesser (Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson & Galen Johnson)%
Program 4: There Are Other Worlds They Have Not Told You Of
  • Labor of Love (Sylvia Schedelbauer)
  • Look Then Below (Ben Rivers)
  • Figure Minus Fact (Mary Helena Clark)
  • While Cursed by Specters (Burak Çevik)
  • In the Air Tonight (Andrew Norman Wilson)
My Mexican Bretzel (Nuria Giménez)
Her Name Was Europa (Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy)%
A Night at the Opera (Sergei Loznitsa)%
Program 5: The Medium Is the Message
  • An Arrow Pointing to a Hole (Steve Reinke)
  • Single Copy (Hsu Che-yu)
  • Once Removed (Lawrence Abu Hamdan)
The Last City (Heinz Emigholz)
The Lobby (Heinz Emigholz)
Program 6: Here and Elsewhere
  • Extractions (Thirza Cuthand)
  • Aquí y allá (Melisa Liebenthal)
  • Sanfield (Kevin Jerome Everson)
  • Apiyemiyekî (Ana Vaz)
Program 7: Code Unknown
  • Humongous! (Aya Kawazoe)
  • The End of Suffering (a proposal) (Jacqueline Lentzou)
  • Point and Line to Plane (Sofia Bohdanowicz)
  • The Unseen River (Pham Ngoc Lân)
  • August 22, This Year (Graham Foy)
Ouvertures (The Living and the Dead Ensemble)
The Plastic House (Allison Chhorn)%
Autoficción (Laida Lertxundi)%
See You in My Dreams (Shun Ikezoe)%
The Year of the Discovery (Luis López Carrasco)
Slow Machine (Joe DeNardo & Paul Felten)%
Hard, Cracked the Wind (Mark Jenkin)%
The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin) (C.W. Winter & Anders Edström)

Monday, June 8, 2020

Cinema Scope Top Tens of the Decade (2000s)

  1. Platform (2000, Jia Zhangke)
  2. In Vanda's Room (2001, Pedro Costa)
  3. La libertad (2001, Lisandro Alonso)
  4. Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003, Thom Andersen)
  5. 13 Lakes (2004, James Benning)
  6. Evolution of a Filipino Family (2004, Lav Diaz)
  7. Yi Yi (2000, Edward Yang)
  8. Black Book (2006, Paul Verhoeven)
  9. Memories of Murder (2003, Bong Joon-ho)
  10. Mulholland Dr. (2001, David Lynch)

Honourable Mentions: Colossal Youth (2006, Pedro Costa), The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005, Cristi Puiu), In the City of Sylvia (2007, José Luis Guerín), L'intrus (2004, Claire Denis), Three Times (2005, Hou Hsiao-hsien), Syndromes and a Century (2006, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

Thom Andersen

  1. Platform (2000, Jia Zhangke)
  2. Colossal Youth (2006, Pedro Costa)
  3. Three Times (2005, Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  4. La libertad (2001, Lisandro Alonso)
  5. The Son (2002, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
  6. Tie Xi Qu: West of the Dracks (2003, Wang Bing)
  7. Itinéraire de Jean Bricard (2008, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet)
  8. It Felt Like a Kiss (2009, Adam Curtis)
  9. Syndromes and a Century (2006, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  10. Shara (2003, Naomi Kawase)

Jason Anderson

  1. Blissfully Yours (2002, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  2. Songs From the Second Floor (2000, Roy Andersson)
  3. The Son (2002, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
  4. Russian Ark (2002, Alexander Sokurov)
  5. Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001, Zacharias Kunuk & Norman Cohn)
  6. Mulholland Dr. (2001, David Lynch)
  7. Old Joy (2006, Kelly Reichardt)
  8. An Injury to One (2002, Travis Wilkerson)
  9. Oasis (2002, Lee Chang-dong)
  10. Let the Right One In (2008, Tomas Alfredson)

Cameron Bailey

  1. Daratt (2006, Mahamet-Saleh Haroun)
  2. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005, Cristi Puiu)
  3. Elephant (2003, Gus Van Sant)
  4. A History of Violence (2005, David Cronenberg)
  5. Iraq in Fragments (2006, James Longley)
  6. Liberia: An Uncivil War (2004, Jonathan Stack & James Brabazon)
  7. Paradise Now (2005, Hany Abu-Assad)
  8. The Road to Guantanamo (2006, Michael Winterbottom)
  9. Saddam Hussein Execution Video (2006, Unknown)
  10. 13 Tzameti (2005, Gela Babluani)

Serge Bozon

  1. War of the Worlds (2005, Steven Spielberg)
  2. Woman of Breakwater (2002, Mario O'Hara)
  3. Flying With One Wing (2002, Asoka Handagama)
  4. Un petit cas de conscience (2002, Marie-Claude Treilhou)
  5. L'adolescent (2000, Pierre Léon)
  6. Around a Small Mountain (2009, Jacques Rivette)
  7. Lady in the Water (2006, M. Night Shyamalan)
  8. Crying Fist (2005, Ryoo Seung-wan)
  9. Je ne suis pas morte (2009, Jean-Charles Fitoussi)
  10. Mansion by the Lake (2003, Lester James Peries)

Tom Charity

  1. Platform (2000, Jia Zhangke)
  2. Yi Yi (2000, Edward Yang)
  3. Code Unknown (2000, Michael Haneke)
  4. Three Times (2005, Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  5. 13 Lakes (2004, James Benning)
  6. In the City of Sylvia (2007, José Luis Guerín)
  7. Syndromes and a Century (2006, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  8. L'Enfant (2005, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
  9. Opera Jawa (2006, Garin Nugroho)
  10. A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001, Steven Spielberg)

John Gianvito

  • La Commune (Paris, 1871) (2000, Peter Watkins)
  • Demons (2000, Mario O'Hara)
  • An Injury to One (2002, Travis Wilkerson)
  • Friday Night (2002, Claire Denis)
  • Café Lumière (2003, Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  • Saraband (2003, Ingmar Bergman)
  • Deux (2006, Werner Schroeter)
  • Colossal Youth (2006, Pedro Costa)
  • When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006, Spike Lee)
  • These Encounters of Theirs (2005, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet)
  • The Sky, the Earth, and the Rain (2008, José Luis Torres Leiva)

Plus three shorts: Phantom Limb (2005, Jay Rosenblatt), P.S. Beirut, Chapter One (2008, Michael Shamberg), Boundary (2009, Devin Horan)

Miguel Gomes

  • In Vanda's Room (2000, Pedro Costa)
  • Eureka (2000, Shinji Aoyama)
  • Toutes les nuits (2001, Eugène Green)
  • La libertad (2001, Lisandro Alonso)
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (2001, Wes Anderson)
  • Gerry (2001, Gus Van Sant)
  • Be My Star (2001, Valeska Grisebach)
  • Tropical Malady (2004, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  • The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004, Wes Anderson)
  • The New World (2005, Terrence Malick)

Steve Gravestock

  1. La Ciénaga (2001, Lucrecia Martel)
  2. Dogville (2003, Lars von Trier)
    Manderlay (2005, Lars von Trier)
  3. Evolution of a Filipino Family (2004, Lav Diaz)
  4. Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005, Michael Winterbottom)
  5. Lights in the Dusk (2006, Aki Kaurismäki)
  6. Mariages (2001, Catherine Martin)
  7. My Winnipeg (2007, Guy Maddin)
  8. La Neuvaine (2005, Bernard Emond)
    Contre Tout Esperance (2007, Bernard Emond)
    La Donation (2009, Bernard Emond)
  9. Pusher (1996, Nicolas Winding Refn)
    With Blood on My Hands (2004, Nicolas Winding Refn)
    I'm the Angel of Death (2005, Nicolas Winding Refn)
  10. A Tale of a Naughty Girl (2002, Buddhadep Dasgupta)

Christoph Huber & Olaf Möller
The Ferroni Brigade's Eleven Marginalized Friends

  1. Notes From the Basement (2000, Rainer Frimmel)
  2. Le deuxième souffle (2007, Alain Corneau)
  3. The Fine Art of Love (2005, John Irvin)
  4. Hanan (2004, Makrand Deshpande)
  5. Jogo de Cena (2007, Eduardo Coutinho)
  6. Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005, Albert Brooks)
  7. Matka (2007, Anastasia Lapsui & Markku Lehmuskallio)
  8. Një Milion Euro (2005, Halil Budakova)
  9. The Order (2001, Sheldon, Lettich)
  10. Penal Battalion (2004, Nikolai Dostal)
  11. Perhaps Love (2005, Peter Chan)
  12. Shinsengumi (2000, Kon Ichikawa)

Johnny Ray Huston

  1. Pulse (2001, Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
  2. Blissfully Yours (2002, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  3. The House of Mirth (2000, Terence Davies)
  4. Harmful Insect (2001, Akihiko Shiota)
  5. SpaceDisco One (2007, Damon Packard)
  6. The Host (2006, Bong Joon-ho)
  7. To Die Like a Man (2009, João Pedro Rodrigues)
  8. Agua (2006, Verónica Chen)
  9. Light Is Waiting (2007, Michael Robinson)
  10. Pie in the Sky: The Brigid Berlin Story (2000, Shelly Dunn Fremont & Vincent Fremont)

Also restored/previously unreleased work: The Exiles (1961, Kent Mackenzie)
Honorable mentions: Battle in Heaven (2005, Carlos Reygadas), Glue (2006, Alexis dos Santos), Odete (2005, João Pedro Rodrigues), Syndromes and a Century (2006, Apichatpong Weerasethakul), This Charming Girl (2004, Lee Yoon-ki), Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (2007, Philippe Parreno & Douglas Gordon)

Robert Koehler

  1. In Vanda's Room (2000, Pedro Costa)
  2. La libertad (2001, Lisandro Alonso)
  3. Syndromes and a Century (2006, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  4. In the City of Sylvia (2007, José Luis Guerín)
  5. L'Intrus (2004, Claire Denis)
  6. Platform (2000, Jia Zhangke)
  7. Unknown Pleasures (2002, Jia Zhangke)
  8. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005, Cristi Puiu)
  9. Colossal Youth (2006, Pedro Costa)
  10. RR (2008, James Benning)

Michael Koresky

  1. A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001, Steven Spielberg)
  2. Faat Kiné (2000, Ousmane Sembène)
  3. Femme Fatale (2002, Brian De Palma)
  4. Flight of the Red Balloon (2007, Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  5. The House of Mirth (2000, Terence Davies)
  6. L'Intrus (2004, Claire Denis)
  7. Mulholland Dr. (2001, David Lynch)
  8. Regular Lovers (2005, Philippe Garrel)
  9. Twentynine Palms (2003, Bruno Dumont)
  10. What Time Is It There? (2001, Tsai Ming-liang)

Jay Kuehner

  1. In the City of Sylvia (2007, José Luis Guerín)
  2. La blessure (2004, Nicolas Klotz)
  3. Syndromes and a Century (2006, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  4. La Ciénaga (2001, Lucrecia Martel)
  5. L'Intrus (2004, Claire Denis)
  6. Platform (2000, Jia Zhangke)
  7. The Son (2002, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
  8. Profils paysans (2001-2008, Raymond Depardon)
  9. Distance (2001, Hirokazu Kore-eda)
  10. Yi Yi (2000, Edward Yang)
  11. In the Mood for Love (2000, Wong Kar-wai)
  12. RR (2008, James Benning)
  13. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (2007, Cristian Mungiu)
  14. Café Lumière (2003, Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  15. Kings and Queen (2004, Arnaud Desplechin)
  16. Turning Gate (2002, Hong Sang-soo)
  17. Liverpool (2008, Lisandro Alonso)

Dennis Lim

  1. Platform (2000, Jia Zhangke)
  2. Mulholland Dr. (2001, David Lynch)
  3. Esther Kahn (2000, Arnaud Desplechin)
  4. Café Lumière (2003, Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  5. Punch-Drunk Love (2002, Paul Thomas Anderson)
  6. Inland Empire (2006, David Lynch)
  7. There Will Be Blood (2007, Paul Thomas Anderson)
  8. Colossal Youth (2006, Pedro Costa)
  9. Syndromes and a Century (2006, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  10. The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom (2007, Adam Curtis)

Charles Mudede

  1. Sleep Dealer (2000, Alex Rivera)
  2. Silent Light (2007, Carlos Reygadas)
  3. Daratt (2006, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)
  4. Russian Ark (2002, Alexander Sokurov)
  5. In the Mood for Love (2000, Wong Kar-wai)
  6. Climates (2006, Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
  7. Children of Men (2006, Alfonso Cuarón)
  8. Friday Night (2002, Claire Denis)
  9. The Sun (2005, Alexander Sokurov)
  10. Medicine for Melancholy (2008, Barry Jenkins)

Adam Nayman

  1. Black Book (2006, Paul Verhoeven)
  2. Dying at Grace (2003, Allan King)
  3. The Son (2002, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
  4. L'Intrus (2004, Claire Denis)
  5. Liverpool (2008, Lisandro Alonso)
  6. Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003, Thom Andersen)
  7. Mulholland Dr. (2001, David Lynch)
  8. Old Joy (2006, Kelly Reichardt)
  9. Platform (2000, Jia Zhangke)
  10. Yi Yi (2000, Edward Yang)

Cyril Neyrat

  • In Vanda's Room (2000, Pedro Costa)
  • The Brown Bunny (2003, Vincent Gallo)
  • Tropical Malady (2004, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  • These Encounters of Theirs (2005, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet)
  • The Sun (2005, Alexander Sokurov)
  • Honor of the Knights (2006, Albert Serra)
  • Death Proof (2007, Quentin Tarantino)
  • RR (2007, James Benning)
  • De son appartement (2007, Jean-Claude Rousseau)
  • L'Heure du berger (2008, Pierre Creton)

Raya Martin

  • Yi Yi (2000, Edward Yang)
  • Werckmeister Harmonies (2000, Béla Tarr)
  • Blissfully Yours (2002, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002, Peter Jackson)
  • Evolution of a Filipino Family (2004, Lav Diaz)
  • The Taste of Tea (2004, Katsuhito Ishii)
  • Colossal Youth (2006, Pedro Costa)
  • Inland Empire (2006, David Lynch)
  • The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008, Mark Waters)

Olivier Pére

  1. Russian Ark (2002, Alexander Sokurov)
  2. Black Book (2006, Paul Verhoeven)
  3. Death Proof (2007, Quentin Tarantino)
  4. The Brown Bunny (2003, Vincent Gallo)
  5. Our Beloved Month of August (2008, Miguel Gomes)
  6. Birdsong (2008, Albert Serra)
  7. In Vanda's Room (2000, Pedro Costa)
  8. The Host (2006, Bong Joon-ho)
  9. Los muertos (2004, Lisandro Alonso)
  10. The Lady and the Duke (2001, Eric Rohmer)
    Triple Agent (2008, Eric Rohmer)
    The Romance of Astrée and Céladon (2007, Eric Rohmer)

Richard Porton
Best "Political" Films of the Decade

  1. The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom (2007, Adam Curtis)
  2. Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks (2002, Wang Bing)
  3. United Red Army (2007, Koji Wakamatsu)
  4. Route 181: Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel (2003, Eyal Sivan & Michel Kleifi)
  5. La Commune (Paris, 1871) (2000, Peter Watkins)
  6. Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003, Thom Andersen)
  7. Triple Agent (2004, Eric Rohmer)
  8. Police, Adjective (2009, Corneliu Porumboiu)
  9. The World (2004, Jia Zhangke)
  10. The Case of the Grinning Cat (2004, Chris Marker)

Kong Rithdee

  1. Tropical Malady (2004, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  2. Mulholland Dr. (2001, David Lynch)
  3. Werckmeister Harmones (2000, Béla Tarr)
  4. Yi Yi (2000, Edward Yang)
  5. Elephant (2003, Gus Van Sant)
  6. The World (2004, Jia Zhangke)
  7. Caché (2005, Michael Haneke)
  8. Secret Sunshine (2007, Lee Chang-dong)
  9. Colossal Youth (2006, Pedro Costa)
  10. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003, Tsai Ming-liang)

Jennifer Reeves

  1. Lot 63, Grave C (2006, Sam Green)
  2. Horizontal Boundaries (2008, Pat O'Neill)
  3. Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine (2005, Peter Tscherkassky)
  4. Tulpan (2008, Sergey Dvortsevoy)
  5. Play Pause (2007, Sadie Benning)
  6. Bright Star (2009, Jane Campion)
  7. Syndromes and a Century (2006, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  8. Footnotes to a House of Love (2007, Laida Lertxundi)
  9. Observando el cielo (2007, Jeanne Liotta)
  10. Viscera (2005, Leighton Pierce)
  11. Last Days in a Lonely Place (2007, Phil Solomon)
  12. Persepolis (2007, Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud)
  13. Cosmetic Emergency (2007, Martha Colburn)

C.S. Roy

  1. The Rebirth (2007, Masahiro Kobayashi)
  2. Honor of the Knights (2006, Albert Serra)
  3. The Living World (2003, Eugène Green)
  4. Sweetgrass (2009, Ilisa Barbash & Lucien Castaing-Taylor)
  5. Seven Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest (2003-2008, Yang Fudong)
  6. Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (2007, Philippe Parreno & Douglas Gordon)
  7. La libertad (2001, Lisandro Alonso)
  8. Milky Way (2007, Benedek Fliegauf)
  9. Jimmywork (2004, Simon Sauvé)
  10. M (2009, Félix Dufour-Laperrière)

Girish Shambu
Ten unjustly forgotten festival films

  1. The Long Holiday (2000, Johan van der Keuken)
  2. Wild Blue, Notes for Several Voices (2000, Thierry Knauff)
  3. Après la réconciliation (2000, Anne-Marie Mieville)
  4. Pine Flat (2005, Sharon Lockhart)
  5. Tomorrow We Move (2004, Chantal Akerman)
  6. The Orphan of Anyang (2001, Wang Chao)
  7. Pin Boy (2004, Ana Poliak)
  8. Through the Forest (2005, Jean-Paul Civeyrac)
  9. A Dog's Day (2001, Murali Nair)
  10. Four Women (2007, Adoor Gopalakrishnan)

Chuck Stephens

  • demonlover (2002, Olivier Assayas)
  • Face (2000, Junji Sakamoto)
  • Gerry (2002, Gus Van Sant)
  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003, Tsai Ming-liang)
  • House of a Thousand Corpses (2002, Rob Zombie)
  • I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006, Tsai Ming-liang)
  • In the City of Sylvia (2007, José Luis Guerín)
  • In the Mood for Love (2000, Wong Kar-wai)
  • Irreversible (2002, Gaspar Noé)
  • Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004, Quentin Tarantino)
  • Kings of Power: 4 Billion% (2008, Paul Robertson)
  • Memories of Murder (2003, Bong Joon-ho)
  • Millennium Mambo (2001, Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  • Los muertos (2004, Lisandro Alonso)
  • Mulholland Dr. (2001, David Lynch)
  • Mysterious Object at Noon (2000, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  • Primer (2004, Shane Carruth)
  • Secret Sunshine (2007, Lee Chang-dong)
  • Team America: World Police (2004, Trey Parker)
  • Tropical Malady (2004, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  • Trouble Every Day (2001, Claire Denis)
  • Unknown Pleasures (2002, Jia Zhangke)
  • What Time Is It There? (2001, Tsai Ming-liang)
  • The Wire (2002-2008, David Simon)
  • Zodiac (2007, David Fincher)

Michael Sicinski
Underseen, Underdiscussed Films

  • Hybrid (2000, Monteith McCollum)
  • Harmful Insect (2001, Akihiko Shiota)
  • Group (2002, Marilyn Freedman)
  • A Thousand Clouds of Peace... (2003, Julián Hernández)
  • The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004, Asia Argento)
  • Tokyo Magic Hour (2005, Amir Muhammad)
  • Valery's Ankle (2006, Brett Kashmere)
  • SpaceDisco One (2007, Damon Packard)
  • Definitely, Maybe (2008, Adam Brooks)
  • uncertain camera (grained time vol. 1) (2009, Kazuhiro Goshima)

Bart Testa

  1. Yi Yi (2000, Edward Yang)
  2. Still Life (2006, Jia Zhangke)
  3. In the Mood for Love (2000, Wong Kar-wai)
  4. Infernal Affairs (2002, Andrew Lau & Alan Mak)
    Infernal Affairs II (2003, Andrew Lau & Alan Mak)
    Infernal Affairs III (2003, Andrew Lau & Alan Mak)
  5. I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006, Tsai Ming-liang)
  6. L'Intrus (2004, Claire Denis)
  7. Volver (2006, Pedro Almodóvar)
  8. Time of the Wolf (2003, Michael Haneke)
  9. In Praise of Love (2001, Jean-Luc Godard)
  10. Seasons... (2002, Phil Solomon & Stan Brakhage)

Andrew Tracy

  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004, Adam McKay)
  • The Boss of It All (2006, Lars von Trier)
  • Crank (2006, Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor)
  • Marseille (2004, Angela Schanelec)
    Afternoon (2006, Angela Schanelec)
  • Memories of Murder (2003, Bong Joon-ho)
  • Shara (2003, Naomi Kawase)
  • The 3 Rooms of Melancholia (2004, Pirjo Honkasalo)
  • Une vie nouvelle (2002, Philippe Grandrieux)
  • Workingman's Death (2005, Michael Glawogger)
  • The Yards (2000, James Gray)

Jerry White

  1. Daratt (2006, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)
  2. Chunyhang (2000, Im Kwon-taek)
  3. L'Enfant (2005, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
  4. The Journals of Knud Rassmussen (2006, Zacharias Kunuk & Norman Cohn)
  5. Helen (2008, Joe Lawlor & Christine Molloy)
    Joy (2008, Joe Lawlor & Christine Molloy)
  6. I'm Not There (2007, Todd Haynes)
  7. Itinéraire de Jean Bricard (2008, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet)
  8. Océan (2002, Catherine Martin)
  9. Platform (2000, Jia Zhangke)
  10. The Wrestlers (2000, Buddhadeb Dasgupta)

Honorable mentions: Best Hollywood film: Good Night and Good Luck (2005, George Clooney); Best television film: Les hôpitaux meurent aussi (2000, Mark Kidel); Best Welsh-language experimental documentary: Sleep Furiously (2008, Gideon Koppel)

C.W. Winter

  • Blissfully Yours (2002, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  • Colossal Youth (2006, Pedro Costa)
  • *Corpus Callosum (2002, Michael Snow)
  • La libertad (2001, Lisandro Alonso)
  • Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003, Thom Andersen)
  • Notre musique (2004, Jean-Luc Godard)
  • Our Beloved Month of August (2008, Miguel Gomes)
  • Platform (2000, Jia Zhangke)
  • The Son (2002, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
  • 13 Lakes (2004, James Benning)

Others: La Commune (Paris, 1871) (2000, Peter Watkins), The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004, Adam Curtis), The Gleaners and I (2000, Agnès Varda)

Sunday, October 27, 2019

(Segments of) The Chinese Cinema

This list is no longer updated, and can be found on my main site here.

As inspired by Sean Gilman's essential list ranking the Chinese-language films he's seen, I've decided to make my own paltry list. Rankings are inexact, but will be regularly updated.

  1. Yi Yi (2000, Edward Yang)
  2. A Touch of Zen (1971, King Hu)
  3. In the Mood for Love (2000, Wong Kar-wai)
  4. A Brighter Summer Day (1991, Edward Yang)
  5. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003, Tsai Ming-liang)
  6. Platform (2000, Jia Zhangke)
  7. Dragon Inn (1967, King Hu)
  8. Chungking Express (1994, Wong Kar-wai)
  9. Stray Dogs (2013, Tsai Ming-liang)
  10. The Hole (1998, Tsai Ming-liang)
  11. Mahjong (1996, Edward Yang)
  12. A City of Sadness (1989, Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  13. Days of Being Wild (1990, Wong Kar-wai)
  14. Ashes of Time (1994, Wong Kar-wai)
  15. The Terrorizers (1986, Edward Yang)
  16. Mountains May Depart (2015, Jia Zhangke)
  17. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978, Lau Kar-leung)
  18. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, Ang Lee)
  19. A Confucian Confusion (1994, Edward Yang)
  20. The Assassin (2015, Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  21. Long Day's Journey Into Night (2018, Bi Gan)
  22. Taipei Story (1985, Edward Yang)
  23. Don't Go Breaking My Heart (2011, Johnnie To)
  24. That Day, on the Beach (1983, Edward Yang)
  25. Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2 (2014, Johnnie To)
  26. 2046 (2004, Wong Kar-wai)
  27. Hard-Boiled (1992, John Woo)
  28. The Fate of Lee Khan (1973, King Hu)
  29. Bullet in the Head (1990, John Woo)
  30. The River (1997, Tsai Ming-liang)
  31. The Grandmaster (2013, Wong Kar-wai)
  32. Millennium Mambo (2001, Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  33. Still Life (2006, Jia Zhangke)
  34. Drug War (2012, Johnnie To)
  35. Fallen Angels (1995, Wong Kar-wai)
  36. Romancing in Thin Air (2012, Johnnie To)
  37. Happy Together (1997, Wong Kar-wai)
  38. What Time Is It There? (2001, Tsai Ming-liang)
  39. Police Story (1985, Jackie Chan)
  40. Nomad (1982, Patrick Tam)
  41. Ash Is Purest White (2018, Jia Zhangke)
  42. Legend of the Mountain (1979, King Hu)
  43. Oxhide II (2009, Liu Jiayin)
  44. Dangerous Encounters – First Kind (1980, Tsui Hark)
  45. Raining in the Mountain (1979, King Hu)
  46. The Killer (1989, John Woo)
  47. The World (2004, Jia Zhangke)
  48. Hero (2002, Zhang Yimou)
  49. An Elephant Sitting Still (2018, Hu Bo)
  50. 24 City (2008, Jia Zhangke)
  51. Vive L'Amour (1994, Tsai Ming-liang)
  52. School on Fire (1988, Ringo Lam)
  53. As Tears Go By (1988, Wong Kar-wai)
  54. Kaili Blues (2015, Bi Gan)
  55. The Hedonists (2016, Jia Zhangke)
  56. I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006, Tsai Ming-liang)
  57. A Touch of Sin (2013, Jia Zhangke)
  58. Kung Fu Hustle (2004, Stephen Chow)
  59. Green Snake (1993, Tsui Hark)
  60. One-Armed Swordsman (1967, Chang Cheh)
  61. The Goddess (1934, Wu Yonggang)
  62. Blind Detective (2013, Johnnie To)
  63. Goodbye South, Goodbye (1996, Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  64. Exiled (2006, Johnnie To)
  65. To Live (1994, Zhang Yimou)
  66. Oxhide (2005, Liu Jiayin)
  67. Unknown Pleasures (2002, Jia Zhangke)
  68. Face (2009, Tsai Ming-liang)
  69. The Odd One Dies (1997, Patrick Yau and Johnnie To)
  70. Come Drink With Me (1966, King Hu)
  71. The Wayward Cloud (2005, Tsai Ming-liang)
  72. Daughter of the Nile (1987, Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  73. City on Fire (1987, Ringo Lam)
  74. Rebels of the Neon God (1992, Tsai Ming-liang)
  75. Expectations (1982, Edward Yang)
  76. My Blueberry Nights (2007, Wong Kar-wai)
  77. SPL II: A Time for Consequences (2015, Soi Cheang)
  78. Xiao Wu (1997, Jia Zhangke)
  79. The Midnight After (2014, Fruit Chan)
  80. Raise the Red Lantern (1991, Zhang Yimou)
  81. The Mission (1999, Johnnie To)
  82. A Better Tomorrow (1986, John Woo)
  83. House of Flying Daggers (2004, Zhang Yimou)
  84. Secret Goldfish (2016, Bi Gan)
  85. Office (2015, Johnnie To)
  86. Useless (2007, Jia Zhangke)
  87. I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016, Feng Xiaogong)
  88. Cry Me a River (2008, Jia Zhangke)
  89. In the Heat of the Sun (1994, Jiang Wen)
  90. I Wish I Knew (2010, Jia Zhangke)
  91. Ju Dou (1990, Zhang Yimou)
  92. A Family Tour (2018, Ying Liang)
  93. Another Year (2016, Shengze Zhu)
  94. In Our Time (1982, Tao Te-chen/Edward Yang/Ko I-chen/Chang Yi)
  95. The White Storm 2: Drug Lords (2019, Herman Yau)
  96. A Chinese Ghost Story (1987, Ching Siu-tung)
  97. The Great Buddha+ (2017, Huang Hsin-yao)
  98. Police Story 2 (1988, Jackie Chan)
  99. The Poet and Singer (2012, Bi Gan)
  100. Dong (2006, Jia Zhangke)
  101. Three (2016, Johnnie To)
  102. The Mermaid (2016, Stephen Chow)
  103. Xiao Shan Going Home (1995, Jia Zhangke)
  104. Mission: Impossible II (2000, John Woo)
  105. Life Without Principle (2011, Johnnie To)
  106. Red Sorghum (1987, Zhang Yimou)
  107. The Wedding Banquet (1993, Ang Lee)
  108. Turn Left, Turn Right (2003, Johnnie To & Wai Ka-fai)
  109. Red Cliff (2008, John Woo)
  110. Red Cliff Part II (2009, John Woo)
  111. The Great Wall (2016, Zhang Yimou)
  112. Curse of the Golden Flower (2006, Zhang Yimou)
  113. The Story of Qiu Ju (1992, Zhang Yimou)
  114. A Taste of Killing and Romance (1994, Veronica Chan)
  115. Pushing Hands (1991, Ang Lee)
  116. Ip Man (2008, Wilson Yip)
  117. Shower (1997, Zhang Yang)
  118. Ip Man 2 (2010, Wilson Yip)
  119. Cape No. 7 (2008, Wei Te-Sheng)
  120. Secret (2007, Jay Chou)
  121. Happy Times (2000, Zhang Yimou)
  122. The Road Home (1999, Zhang Yimou)
  123. Shadow (2018, Zhang Yimou)
  124. A City Called Macau (2019, Li Shaohong)
  125. People's Republic of Desire (2018, Hao Wu)
  126. Forever Young (2018, Li Fangfang)
  127. The Bucket (2019, Jia Zhangke)
  128. Game of Death (1978, Robert Clouse)

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)
La Roue (1923, Abel Gance)
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)
Bonaparte and the Revolution (1971, Abel Gance)
The Kingdom (1994, Lars von Trier)
Shoah: Four Sisters (2017, Claude Lanzmann)
City Hall (2020, Frederick Wiseman)
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)
The Century of the Self (2002, Adam Curtis)
Renaldo & Clara (1978, Bob Dylan)
An Elephant Sitting Still (2018, Hu Bo)
Season of the Devil (2018, Lav Diaz)
Gone With the Wind (1939, Victor Fleming)
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)
Chelsea Girls (1966, Andy Warhol)
The Last of the Unjust (2013, Claude Lanzmann)
The Irishman (2019, Martin Scorsese)
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)
Malmkrog (2020, Cristi Puiu)
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)
L'Argent (1928, Marcel L'Herbier)
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)
So Long, My Son (2019, Wang Xiaoshuai)
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)
Mektoub My Love: Canto Uno (2017, Abdellatif Kechiche)
Another Year (2016, Shengze Zhu)
Beloved Sisters (2014, Dominik Graf)
National Gallery (2014, Frederick Wiseman)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013, Martin Scorsese)
Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013, Abdellatif Kechiche)
The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom (2007, Adam Curtis)
Inland Empire (2006, David Lynch)
The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004, Adam Curtis)
Sentimental Destinies (2000, Olivier Assayas)
Elective Affinities (1978, Gianni Amico)
A Grin Without a Cat (1977, Chris Marker)
A Touch of Zen (1971, King Hu)

Monday, July 22, 2019

A Top 100 of the 2010s

This list is no longer updated.

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. Stray Dogs (2013, Tsai Ming-liang)
  3. Twin Peaks: The Return (2017, David Lynch)
  4. Yourself and Yours (2016, Hong Sang-soo)
  5. Mysteries of Lisbon (2010, Raúl Ruiz)
  6. Asako I & II (2018, Ryusuke Hamaguchi)
  7. Mountains May Depart (2015, Jia Zhangke)
  8. Carol (2015, Todd Haynes)
  9. The Assassin (2015, Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  10. Cemetery of Splendour (2015, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  11. Silence (2016, Martin Scorsese)
  12. Long Day's Journey Into Night (2018, Bi Gan)
  13. Martin Eden (2019, Pietro Marcello)
  14. The Tree of Life (2011, Terrence Malick)
  15. The Day He Arrives (2011, Hong Sang-soo)
  16. Blackhat (2015, Michael Mann)
  17. Certified Copy (2010, Abbas Kiarostami)
  18. I Heard You Paint Houses (2019, Martin Scorsese)
  19. Meek's Cutoff (2010, Kelly Reichardt)
  20. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  21. Don't Go Breaking My Heart (2011, Johnnie To)
  22. Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2 (2014, Johnnie To)
  23. Passion (2012, Brian De Palma)
  24. Horse Money (2014, Pedro Costa)
  25. Margaret (2011, Kenneth Lonergan)
  26. Inherent Vice (2014, Paul Thomas Anderson)
  27. Phoenix (2014, Christian Petzold)
  28. Manakamana (2013, Stephanie Spray & Pacho Velez)
  29. To the Ends of the Earth (2019, Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
  30. Mistress America (2015, Noah Baumbach)
  31. Cameraperson (2016, Kirsten Johnson)
  32. Transit (2018, Christian Petzold)
  33. The Grandmaster (2013, Wong Kar-wai)
  34. Goodbye to Language (2014, Jean-Luc Godard)
  35. Drug War (2012, Johnnie To)
  36. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014, Wes Anderson)
  37. The Wind Rises (2013, Hayao Miyazaki)
  38. Happy Hour (2015, Ryusuke Hamaguchi)
  39. Romancing in Thin Air (2012, Johnnie To)
  40. Before Midnight (2013, Richard Linklater)
  41. Ash Is Purest White (2018, Jia Zhangke)
  42. Grass (2018, Hong Sang-soo)
  43. Right Now, Wrong Then (2015, Hong Sang-soo)
  44. Manchester by the Sea (2016, Kenneth Lonergan)
  45. Frances Ha (2012, Noah Baumbach)
  46. Gone Girl (2014, David Fincher)
  47. Toni Erdmann (2016, Maren Ade)
  48. First Reformed (2017, Paul Schrader)
  49. The Princess of France (2014, Matías Piñeiro)
  50. Parasite (2019, Bong Joon-ho)
  51. On the Beach at Night Alone (2017, Hong Sang-soo)
  52. High Life (2018, Claire Denis)
  53. Hill of Freedom (2014, Hong Sang-soo)
  54. Jauja (2014, Lisandro Alonso)
  55. Moonrise Kingdom (2012, Wes Anderson)
  56. The Other Side of the Wind (2018, Orson Welles)
  57. Listen Up Philip (2014, Alex Ross Perry)
  58. This Is Not a Film (2011, Jafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb)
  59. Bastards (2013, Claire Denis)
  60. Hahaha (2010, Hong Sang-soo)
  61. Arboretum Cycle (2017, Nathaniel Dorsky)
  62. Uncut Gems (2019, Josh & Benny Safdie)
  63. In My Room (2018, Ulrich Köhler)
  64. I Was at Home, But... (2019, Angela Schanelec)
  65. Oki's Movie (2010, Hong Sang-soo)
  66. Shakti (2019, Martín Rejtman)
  67. The Day After (2017, Hong Sang-soo)
  68. Her Smell (2018, Alex Ross Perry)
  69. An Elephant Sitting Still (2018, Hu Bo)
  70. differently, Molussia (2012, Nicolas Rey)
  71. List (2011, Hong Sang-soo)
  72. Nobody's Daughter Haewon (2013, Hong Sang-soo)
  73. Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood (2019, Quentin Tarantino)
  74. My Golden Days (2015, Arnaud Desplechin)
  75. The Traitor (2019, Marco Bellocchio)
  76. The Image Book (2018, Jean-Luc Godard)
  77. Kaili Blues (2015, Bi Gan)
  78. You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (2012, Alain Resnais)
  79. Boyhood (2014, Richard Linklater)
  80. The Handmaiden (2016, Park Chan-wook)
  81. Two Days, One Night (2014, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
  82. Two Shots Fired (2014, Martín Rejtman)
  83. The Unspeakable Act (2012, Dan Sallitt)
  84. To the Wonder (2012, Terrence Malick)
  85. Sieranevada (2016, Cristi Puiu)
  86. The Color Wheel (2011, Alex Ross Perry)
  87. The Work (2017, Jairus McLeary and Gethin Aldous)
  88. The Grand Bizarre (2018, Jodie Mack)
  89. Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018, Christopher McQuarrie)
  90. The Hedonists (2016, Jia Zhangke)
  91. Faces Places (2017, Agnès Varda & JR)
  92. In Another Country (2012, Hong Sang-soo)
  93. Kate Plays Christine (2016, Robert Greene)
  94. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018, Joel & Ethan Coen)
  95. Princess Cyd (2017, Stephen Cone)
  96. Synonyms (2019, Nadav Lapid)
  97. Our Sunhi (2013, Hong Sang-soo)
  98. Henry Gamble's Birthday Party (2015, Stephen Cone)
  99. The Strange Little Cat (2013, Ramon Zürcher)
  100. Garoto (2015, Júlio Bressane)

Top 20 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. Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice
  7. Luca Marinelli, Martin Eden
  8. Peter Simonischek, Toni Erdmann
  9. Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
  10. Franz Rogowski, Transit
  11. Hong Chau, Downsizing
  12. Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
  13. John Huston, The Other Side of the Wind
  14. Lee Yoo-young, Yourself and Yours
  15. Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
  16. Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  17. Kim Min-hee, On the Beach at Night Alone
  18. Lee Kang-sheng, Stray Dogs
  19. Anna Paquin, Margaret
  20. Kate Lyn Sheil, Kate Plays Christine

Friday, June 14, 2019

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

100. Sparrow (2008, Johnnie To)
99. Stop Making Sense (1984, Jonathan Demme)
98. Dirty Ho (1979, Lau Kar-leung)
97. Cure (1997, Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
96. Taipei Story (1985, Edward Yang)
95. Manhunter (1986, Michael Mann)
94. Blade Runner (1982, Ridley Scott)
93. Two English Girls (1971, François Truffaut)
92. Notorious (1946, Alfred Hitchcock)
91. 2046 (2004, Wong Kar-wai)
90. Paris, Texas (1984, Wim Wenders)
89. The Terrorizers (1986, Edward Yang)
88. The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom (2007, Adam Curtis)
87. The Rocking Horsemen (1992, Nobuhiko Obayshi)
86. A New Leaf (1971, Elaine May)
85. All My Life (1966, Bruce Baillie)
84. Rio Bravo (1959, Howard Hawks)
83. A Star Is Born (1954, George Cukor)
82. Out 1: Spectre (1972, Jacques Rivette)
81. Yearning (1964, Mikio Naruse)
80. Inland Empire (2006, David Lynch)
79. Peking Opera Blues (1986, Tsui Hark)
78. The End of Evangelion (1997, Hideaki Anno)
77. Mountains May Depart (2015, Jia Zhangke)
76. Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975, Chantal Akerman)
75. Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003, Thom Andersen)
74. Spione (1928, Fritz Lang)
73. Miami Vice (2006, Michael Mann)
72. The Love Eterne (1963, Li Han-hsiang)
71. Asako I & II (2018, Ryusuke Hamaguchi)
70. Like Someone in Love (2012, Abbas Kiarostami)
69. Syndromes and a Century (2006, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
68. Ashes of Time (1994, Wong Kar-wai)
67. Pierrot le fou (1965, Jean-Luc Godard)
66. Rear Window (1954, Alfred Hitchcock)
65. Days of Being Wild (1990, Wong Kar-wai)
64. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964, Jacques Demy)
63. His Girl Friday (1940, Howard Hawks)
62. Close-Up (1990, Abbas Kiarostami)
61. Tokyo Story (1953, Yasujiro Ozu)
60. Beijing Watermelon (1989, Nobuhiko Obayashi)
59. (nostalgia) (1971, Hollis Frampton)
58. A City of Sadness (1989, Hou Hsiao-hsien)
57. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001, Steven Spielberg)
56. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
55. M (1931, Fritz Lang)
54. Mahjong (1996, Edward Yang)
53. The Awful Truth (1937, Leo McCarey)
52. Mysteries of Lisbon (2010, Raúl Ruiz)
51. Blue Velvet (1986, David Lynch)
50. Eraserhead (1977, David Lynch)
49. High and Low (1963, Akira Kurosawa)
48. Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
47. India Song (1975, Marguerite Duras)
46. Wavelength (1967, Michael Snow)
45. Trust (1990, Hal Hartley)
44. Sansho the Bailiff (1954, Kenji Mizoguchi)
43. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992, David Lynch)
42. Napoléon (1927, Abel Gance)
41. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, Ang Lee)
40. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Take care of yourself. (1996, Hideaki Anno)
39. Sunrise (1927, F.W. Murnau)
38. Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory in Lyon (1895, Louis & Auguste Lumière)
37. Gertrud (1964, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
36. Yourself and Yours (2016, Hong Sang-soo)
35. Femmes Femmes (1974, Paul Vecchiali)
34. The Hole (1998, Tsai Ming-liang)
33. Heat (1995, Michael Mann)
32. Muriel, or the Time of Return (1963, Alain Resnais)
31. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933, Fritz Lang)
30. Twin Peaks: The Return (2017, David Lynch)
29. Perceval le Gallois (1978, Eric Rohmer)
28. The Mother and the Whore (1973, Jean Eustache)
27. Stray Dogs (2013, Tsai Ming-liang)
26. Duck Amuck (1953, Chuck Jones)
25. Les Vampires (1915, Louis Feuillade)
24. Late Spring (1949, Yasujiro Ozu)
23. Chungking Express (1994, Wong Kar-wai)
22. Dragon Inn (1966, King Hu)
21. Platform (2000, Jia Zhangke)
20. Last Year at Marienbad (1961, Alain Resnais)
19. La Flor (2018, Mariano Llinás)
18. The Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir)
17. A Brighter Summer Day (1991, Edward Yang)
16. La jetée (1962, Chris Marker)
15. Out 1: Noli me tangere (1971, Jacques Rivette)
14. Only Angels Have Wings (1939, Howard Hawks)
13. Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
12. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944, Vincente Minnelli)
11. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003, Tsai Ming-liang)
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)