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Traditional End-of-Year Catch-Up

30 films

Expanded from a list of things I need to watch before we record the end-of-year Director's Lottery to a general…

  • Boxing Day
  • El Mariachi
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • Sideways
  • The Elephant Man

Actually Attractive Directors

114 films

[Now with exciting reader suggestions!] Because directors deserve love too, dammit.

An index of behind-the-camera crushes, complete with photographic evidence.…

  • Three Times
  • Appropriate Behavior
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Shortbus
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday

Films With Actually Bisexual Characters

254 films

Not "gay with exceptions". Not "curious". Not doing it for the sake of a plot twist or a neat ending.…

  • The Robber's Sweetheart
  • The Outlaw and His Wife
  • Scarlet Days
  • Beggars of Life
  • The 39 Steps

Lovers on the run

166 films

I have a dictum that any film about two lovers on the run from the law has a higher chance…

  • Barbs, Wastelands
  • Lucky Grandma
  • The Ataraxians
  • The Wayward Girl
  • Farewell Amor
  • 12 Angry Men
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Rear Window
  • Rear Window
  • The Man from Earth

Claustrophilia: Films Set Mainly in One Location

320 films

A list of films where the location manager could take a nice holiday. Suggestions welcome.

  • The Claim
  • Tears of the Black Tiger
  • All the Pretty Horses
  • Shanghai Noon
  • Texas Rangers

21st Century Westerns

67 films

A list of westerns from all over the world released from 2000 onwards. If there are any I've overlooked, drop…

  • Faust : apparition de Méphistophélès
  • The Damnation of Faust
  • Faust and Marguerite
  • Faust in the Underworld
  • Faust and Mephistopheles


44 films

In a chilling illustration of man's hubristic thirst for knowledge, I have decided to list every film influenced by the…

  • Antebellum
  • The Appointment
  • Bubba Ho-tep
  • Censor
  • Cosmic Slop

Hoop-Tober 2021: howl do you do, fellow creeps

31 films

Continuing my unbroken string of hopping on board the latest cool thing once everyone else has beat me to it,…

  • Street Scene
  • The Bowery
  • People of the Mountains
  • Rio, 40 Degrees C.
  • La Pointe-Courte

Neighbourhood Symphonies

69 films

For those times when a city symphony is just too big. Films without central protagonists, without anything bar the skimpiest…

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Mulholland Drive
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Fata Morgana
  • F for Fake

Favourite Films

140 films

As it says in the title. One per director, just to keep this down to a manageable level, and most…

  • Tropical Malady
  • La Punta
  • Ashes
  • Vampire


4 films

A watch-through of all the Apichatpong Weerasethakul I can get my hands on, in preparation for Memoria.