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Best of 2019

19 films

I have not seen: Grass Too Late to Die Young In My Room What you gonna do when the world’s…

  • The Tree of Life
  • Closed Curtain
  • Leviathan
  • Horse Money
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

Top 50 Features 2010-2019

50 films

Top 5 are in order, and then the rest are tiered in a very loose and constantly shifting order with…

  • Closed Curtain
  • The Immigrant
  • Two Days, One Night
  • Goodbye to Language
  • Manakamana

Best films of 2014

19 films

I just realized, as I was preparing my 2015 list, that I never made a 2014 list. Better late than…

  • Horse Money
  • Taxi
  • Hard to Be a God
  • The Assassin
  • The Look of Silence

The Best Films of 2015

16 films

My favorite films of 2015 (week-long New York theatrical premiere). If you're wondering why [X] isn't on the list, let…

  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Leviathan
  • Upstream Color
  • Stories We Tell
  • You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

Top 17 films of 2013

17 films

My top films of 2013. There were a few big films I missed this year, and I will update the…

  • Zombi Child
  • First Cow
  • I Was at Home, But...
  • Heimat Is a Space in Time
  • The Irishman

NYFF 2019, ranked

36 films

All Main Slate titles included, as well as a few from Projections and Documentary.

Tier breaks after 4/6/10/13.

  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • Persona
  • The Puppetmaster
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • Landscape in the Mist

Top 100

100 films

I made this list in April 2019 because it was a thing going around on Twitter. People reacted positively so…

  • The Captive
  • The Text of Light
  • L'Avventura
  • Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
  • Dream Work

Best new-to-me film discoveries of 2015

51 films

The best films released before 2014 that I saw for the first time in 2015.

I have logged 397 films…

  • The Travelling Players
  • The Watermelon Woman
  • Golden Eighties
  • A Talking Picture
  • Down There

Best repertory/home-viewing 2016

25 films

The best films films I saw in 2016, excluding new releases (or those within the past couple of years) and…

  • Machorka-Muff
  • The Bridegroom, the Actress, and the Pimp
  • Oblivion
  • The Inner Scar
  • Crossroads

Best short film discoveries 2016

20 films

Chronological order (with ORCHARD STREET being last because the version I watched was the new edit). A particular shout-out to…

  • Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
  • Theeb‎‎
  • Buzzard
  • The Grief of Others
  • Slow West

2015: Movies I missed

31 films

A list of 2015 theatrical releases that I have not seen but would like to catch up on. Films are…

  • Enemy
  • Oculus
  • A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness
  • National Gallery
  • Jersey Boys

2014: Movies I missed

29 films

A list of films released in 2014 that I have interest in but have not seen. Most of these were…