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  • Manila in the Claws of Light
  • Another Round
  • La Flor
  • The Cloud-Capped Star

Around the World in 80 Films

16 films

This year I have set a goal of watching at least one film from 80 different countries. I have a…

  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Mr. Arkadin
  • The Long Gray Line
  • Wichita
  • Artists and Models

1955

17 films

  • Mirror
  • The Last Laugh
  • Cuadecuc, Vampir
  • The Pawnbroker
  • The Docks of New York

2020 First Time Views

100 films

100 best films I saw for the first time in 2020 in no particular order

  • Eraserhead
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • The Devil, Probably
  • Claire's Knee

100 Favorite Films

100 films

One film per director.

  • New York, New York
  • Bringing Out the Dead
  • Querelle
  • Lola
  • Lola

Movie Gifts

52 films

  • The Shining
  • The Innocents
  • The Fly
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • The Devils

Favorite Horror

99 films

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • The Dead
  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
  • Frenzy
  • JLG/JLG: Self-Portrait in December

Towards a Theory of the “Death Film”

42 films

A “death film” is distinguished by some or all of the following characteristics: 1) A plot concerning death or murder…

  • In a Lonely Place
  • Touch of Evil
  • Out of the Past
  • Detour
  • The Big Sleep

100+ Films Noir (2020)

138 films

This weekend I put out a call to my Twitter timeline for lists of ten films noir only, figuring that…

  • Dead Man
  • Clueless
  • Heat
  • Safe
  • Showgirls

1995

15 films

  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Outer Space
  • The Insider
  • The Limey
  • Beau Travail

1999

11 films

  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • Personal Shopper
  • Phantom Thread
  • Dawson City: Frozen Time
  • The Florida Project

2017

26 films

  • Stop Making Sense
  • Streetwise
  • Love Streams
  • The Terminator
  • Purple Rain

1984

10 films