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20 from 2020

25 films

Plus my five favorite shorts, at the end.

Have yet to see: Days, KajillionaireThe Disciple, To the Ends of the…

  • India Song
  • 49 Up
  • Satantango
  • Crimson Gold
  • Dracula

2020 Discoveries

50 films

Well, at least I watched a lot of good movies in 2020. Here's 50.

Favorite revisits include The Headless Woman, Jackie…

  • My Darling Clementine
  • Fort Apache
  • The Searchers
  • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
  • How Green Was My Valley

John Ford

37 films

🐐

  • The Irishman
  • Grass
  • Styx
  • The Image Book
  • Uncut Gems

2019 Theatrical Favorites

23 films

Favorites from the pool of films to receive a one-week 2019 theatrical release in NYC. I'm in Madison over 90%…

  • 24 Frames
  • Western
  • The Day After
  • Dead Souls
  • El Mar La Mar

2018 Theatrical Favorites

10 films

I shared my favorite 2018 films and performances in a UW-Cinematheque blog post, published right after the New Year, linked…

  • Black Is … Black Ain’t
  • Barn Rushes
  • The Girl in the Rumor
  • When Tomorrow Comes
  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

2019 Discoveries

50 films

Favorite pre-2014 films I watched for the first time in 2019, capped at one per director. The format here is…

  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • The Day He Arrives
  • Certified Copy
  • The Sleeping Beauty
  • At Berkeley

2010-2019 Top 10

10 films

Capped at one per director.

  • The Marriage of Maria Braun
  • Floating Clouds
  • The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque
  • Far from Heaven
  • T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G

2018 Discoveries

50 films

Not fussing over this too much, as I saw almost 250 older films for the first time in 2018 and…

  • Angel
  • Cluny Brown
  • Daisy Kenyon
  • Claire's Knee
  • Le Trou

2017 Discoveries

100 films

The best pre-2015 films I saw for the first time in 2017, presented in rough order. Like many, I am…

  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
  • Marjorie Prime
  • Staying Vertical
  • The Unknown Girl

Best of 2017

20 films

Undistributed Yourself and Yours (Hong) and Sieranevada (Puiu) have nowhere to go but back to the 2016 premiere list, I…

  • Things to Come
  • Right Now, Wrong Then
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Sully
  • Silence

Best of 2016

18 films

  • Shoah
  • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
  • Yi Yi
  • Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
  • La Chienne

2016 Discoveries

100 films

New-to-me classics (really, at least older than 3 years) seen in theaters, on home media, TCM or some other means.…