Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Cinema Scope Top Tens


  1. L'Enfant (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
  2. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu)
  3. Caché (Michael Haneke)
  4. Land of the Dead (George A. Romero)
  5. Regular Lovers (Philippe Garrel)
  6. The Sun (Alexander Sokurov)
  7. A History of Violence (David Cronenberg)
  8. Three Times (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  9. The New World (Terrence Malick)
  10. Homecoming (Joe Dante)


  1. Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  2. Black Book (Paul Verhoeven)
  3. Colossal Youth (Pedro Costa)
  4. A Scanner Darkly (Richard Linklater)
  5. Borat (Larry Charles)
  6. Opera Jawa (Garin Nugroho)
  7. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón)
  8. The Host (Bong Joon-ho)
  9. Inland Empire (David Lynch)
  10. Old Joy (Kelly Reichardt)


  1. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  2. Zodiac (David Fincher)
  3. Secret Sunshine (Lee Chang-dong)
  4. In the City of Sylvia (José Luis Guerín)
  5. Paranoid Park (Gus Van Sant)
  6. Profit motive and the whispering wind (John Gianvito)
  7. My Winnipeg (Guy Maddin)
  8. Go Go Tales (Abel Ferrara)
  9. La France (Serge Bozon)
  10. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu)


  1. Liverpool (Lisandro Alonso)
  2. Birdsong (Albert Serra)
  3. Wendy and Lucy (Kelly Reichardt)
  4. 24 City (Jia Zhangke)
  5. RR (James Benning)
  6. Our Beloved Month of August (Miguel Gomes)
  7. Ballast (Lance Hammer)
  8. Itineraire de Jean Bricard (Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet)
  9. Still Walking (Koreeda Hirokazu)
  10. The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel)


  1. Police, Adjective (Corneliu Porumboiu)
  2. Everyone Else (Maren Ade)
  3. To Die Like a Man (João Pedro Rodrigues)
  4. Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)
  5. Sweetgrass (Ilisa Barbash & Lucien Castaing-Taylor)
  6. Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson)
  7. Trash Humpers (Harmony Korine)
  8. Alamar (Pedro González-Rubio)
  9. Vincere (Marco Bellocchio)
  10. Mother (Bong Joon-ho)

Decade Individual Lists

  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)


  1. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  2. The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceaucescu (Andrei Ujicǎ)
  3. Mysteries of Lisbon (Raúl Ruiz)
  4. Film Socialisme (Jean-Luc Godard)
  5. Winter Vacation (Li Hongqi)
  6. The Strange Case of Angelica (Manoel de Oliveira)
  7. I Wish I Knew (Jia Zhangke)
  8. Meek's Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt)
  9. Attenberg (Athina Rachel Tsangari)
  10. The Ghost Writer (Roman Polanksi)

Special Mentions: Aurora (Cristi Puiu), Carlos (Olivier Assayas), Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami), Cold Weather (Aaron Katz), Curling (Denis Côté), Of Gods and Men (Xavier Beauvois), Le Quattro Volte (Michelangelo Frammartino), El Sicario, Room 164 (Gianfranco Rosi), The Social Network (David Fincher), Unstoppable (Tony Scott)


  1. This Is Not a Film (Jafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb)
  2. The Turin Horse (Tarr Béla and Hranitzky Ágnes)
  3. House of Tolerance (Bertrand Bonello)
  4. Dreileben (Christian Petzold and Dominik Graf and Christoph Hochhäusler)
  5. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
  6. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick)
  7. Kill List (Ben Wheatley)
  8. It's the Earth Not the Moon (Gonçalo Tocha)
  9. Sleeping Sickness (Ulrich Köhler)
  10. The Kid With a Bike (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)

Special Mentions: 4:44 Last Day on Earth (Abel Ferrara), The Color Wheel (Alex Ross Perry), Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn), Hors Satan (Bruno Dumont), Take Shelter (Jeff Nichols), Margaret (Kenneth Lonergan), Policeman (Nadav Lapid), Target (Alexander Zeldovich), Two Years at Sea (Ben Rivers)


  1. Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel)
  2. Tabu (Miguel Gomes)
  3. Holy Motors (Leos Carax)
  4. The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  5. Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)
  6. Viola (Matías Piñeiro)
  7. The Last Time I Saw Macao (João Pedro Rodrigues & João Rui Guerra da Mata)
  8. differently, Molussia (Nicolas Rey)
  9. Neighboring Sounds (Kleber Mendonça Filho)
  10. Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson)

Honourable Mentions: Barbara (Christian Petzold), Bestiaire (Denis Côté), Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg), In Another Country (Hong Sang-soo), Room 237 (Rodney Ascher)


  1. Stranger by the Lake (Alain Guiraudie)
  2. Norte, the End of History (Lav Diaz)
  3. A Touch of Sin (Jia Zhangke)
  4. What Now? Remind Me (Joaquim Pinto)
  5. The Strange Little Cat (Ramon Zürcher)
  6. Stray Dogs (Tsai Ming-liang)
  7. Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  8. Story of My Death (Albert Serra)
  9. The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorese)
  10. Computer Chess (Andrew Bujalski)

Special Mentions: Manakamana (Stephanie Spray & Pacho Velez), The Missing Picture (Panh Rithy), Les trois désastres (Jean-Luc Godard), Jealousy (Philippe Garrel), Redemption (Miguel Gomes)


  1. Horse Money (Pedro Costa)
  2. Goodbye to Language (Jean-Luc Godard)
  3. P'tit Quinquin (Bruno Dumont)
  4. Jauja (Lisandro Alonso)
  5. Phoenix (Christian Petzold)
  6. Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  7. The Kindergarten Teacher (Nadav Lapid)
  8. Maidan (Sergei Loznitsa)
  9. Journey to the West (Tsai Ming-liang)
  10. From What Is Before (Lav Diaz)

Special Mentions: Amour fou (Jessica Hausner), Boyhood (Richard Linklater), Episode of the Sea (Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Hann), Force Majeure (Ruben Östlund), Two Days, One Night (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)


  1. Cemetery of Splendour (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  2. Arabian Nights (Miguel Gomes)
  3. The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  4. The Forbidden Room (Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson)
  5. Right Now, Wrong Then (Hong Sang-soo)
  6. Visit, or Memories and Confessions (Manoel de Oliveira)
  7. Lost and Beautiful (Pietro Marcello)
  8. No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman)
  9. The Treasure (Corneliu Porumboiu)
  10. Kaili Blues (Bi Gan)

Special Mentions: 88:88 (Isiah Medina), Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton (Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson & Galen Johnson), Carol (Todd Haynes), Chevalier (Athina Rachel Tsangari), In the Shadow of Women (Philippe Garrel)


  1. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)
  2. Sieranevada (Cristi Puiu)
  3. Nocturama (Bertrand Bonello)
  4. Elle (Paul Verhoeven)
  5. The Death of Louis XIV (Albert Serra)
  6. Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt)
  7. The Dreamed Path (Angela Schanelec)
  8. The Human Surge (Eduardo Williams)
  9. Aquarius (Kleber Mendonça Filho)
  10. Silence (Martin Scorsese)

Special Mentions: All the Cities of the North (Dane Komljen), Cameraperson (Kirsten Johnson), Hermia and Helena (Matías Piñeiro), Moonlight (Barry Jenkins), The Ornithologist (João Pedro Rodrigues)


  1. Twin Peaks: The Return (David Lynch)
  2. Western (Valeska Grisebach)
  3. Zama (Lucrecia Martel)
  4. On the Beach at Night Alone (Hong Sang-soo)
  5. Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  6. Good Time (Josh & Benny Safdie)
  7. Streetscapes [Dialogue] (Heinz Emigholz)
  8. Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Bruno Dumont)
  9. First Reformed (Paul Schrader)
  10. PROTOTYPE (Blake Williams)

Special Mentions: Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (Frederick Wiseman), Call Me by Your Name (Luca Guadagnino), The Day After (Hong Sang-soo), Good Luck (Ben Russell), Araby (João Dumans & Affonso Uchôa)


  1. An Elephant Sitting Still (Hu Bo)
  2. The Image Book (Jean-Luc Godard)
  3. La flor (Mariano Llinás)
  4. Transit (Christian Petzold)
  5. What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire? (Roberto Minervini)
  6. Long Day's Journey Into Night (Bi Gan)
  7. Happy as Lazzaro (Alice Rohrwacher)
  8. Burning (Lee Chang-dong)
  9. The Other Side of the Wind (Orson Welles)
  10. High Life (Claire Denis)

Special Mentions: Asako I & II (Ryusuke Hamaguchi), Ash Is Purest White (Jia Zhangke), The Grand Bizarre (Jodie Mack), In My Room (Ulrich Köhler), L. COHEN (James Benning)


  1. I Was at Home, But... (Angela Schanelec)
  2. Vitalina Varela (Pedro Costa)
  3. Martin Eden (Pietro Marcello)
  4. Uncut Gems (Josh & Benny Safdie)
  5. Liberté (Albert Serra)
  6. Heimat Is a Space in Time (Thomas Heise)
  7. Parasite (Bong Joon-ho)
  8. Once Upon a Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino)
  9. Synonyms (Nadav Lapid)
  10. The Irishman (Martin Scorsese)

Special Mentions: Just Don't Think I'll Scream (Frank Beauvais), Present.Perfect. (Zhu Shengze), State Funeral (Sergei Loznitsa), The Traitor (Marco Bellocchio), Zombi Child (Bertrand Bonello)


  1. Twin Peaks: The Return (2017, David Lynch)
  2. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  3. Zama (2017, Lucrecia Martel)
  4. Leviathan (2012, Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel)
  5. Toni Erdmann (2016, Maren Ade)
  6. House of Tolerance (2011, Bertrand Bonello)
  7. Goodbye to Language (2014, Jean-Luc Godard)
  8. Horse Money (2014, Pedro Costa)
  9. Tabu (2012, Miguel Gomes)
  10. Phoenix (2014, Christian Petzold)

Special Mentions: The Assassin (2015, Hou Hsiao-hsien), Certified Copy (2010, Abbas Kiarostami), Holy Motors (2012, Leos Carax), Stranger by the Lake (2013, Alain Guiraudie), Sieranevada (2016, Cristi Puiu)


  1. Days (Tsai Ming-liang)
  2. The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin) (C. W. Winter & Anders Edström)
  3. The Year of the Discovery (Luis López Carrasco)
  4. The Last City (Heinz Emigholz)
  5. Lovers Rock (Steve McQueen)
  6. The Woman Who Ran (Hong Sang-soo)
  7. Malmkrog (Cristi Puiu)
  8. DAU. Degeneration (Ilya Khrzhanovsky)
  9. City Hall (Frederick Wiseman)
  10. Fauna (Nicolás Pereda)


  1. What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? (Alexandre Koberidze)
  2. Memoria (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  3. Drive My Car (Hamaguchi Ryusuke)
  4. France (Bruno Dumont)
  5. In Front of Your Face (Hong Sang-soo)
  6. Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (Hamaguchi Ryusuke)
  7. Annette (Leos Carax)
  8. Benedetta (Paul Verhoeven)
  9. The Tsugua Diaries (Maureen Fazendeiro & Miguel Gomes)
  10. The Souvenir: Part II (Joanna Hogg)

Special Mentions: The Card Counter (Paul Schrader), The Girl and the Spider (Ramon & Silvan Zürcher), A Night of Knowing Nothing (Payal Kapadia), Petite maman (Céline Sciamma), The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion)


  1. Pacifiction (Albert Serra)
  2. De humani corporis fabrica (Véréna Paravel & Lucien Castaing-Taylor)
  3. Crimes of the Future (David Cronenberg)
  4. Unrest (Cyril Schäublin)
  5. The Novelist's Film (Hong Sang-soo)
  6. Saint Omer (Alice Diop)
  7. Showing Up (Kelly Reichardt)
  8. EO (Jerzy Skolimowski)
  9. Queens of the Qing Dynasty (Ashley McKenzie)
  10. The Plains (David Easteal)

Special Mentions: Aftersun (Charlotte Wells), All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (Laura Poitras), Mutzenbacher (Ruth Beckermann), TÁR (Todd Field), Walk Up (Hong Sang-soo)