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  • Brigsby Bear
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Night Is Short, Walk on Girl
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  • Lady Bird

2017: The Good to the Bad

74 films

Everything I've seen from 2017.

  • Brigsby Bear
  • Perfect Blue
  • Adaptation.
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Phantom of the Paradise

Showdown: High Art

10 films

Chosen from films I've seen recently enough to have rated on this site.

Honorable Mentions: -Suspiria (2018) -At Eternity's Gate…

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  • Annihilation
  • An Elephant Sitting Still
  • Burning
  • Casting JonBenet
  • Prisoners
  • Zodiac
  • Cure

Showdown: Murder Mystery

10 films

Chosen from films I've seen recently enough to have rated on this site.

I stretched my definition a little on…

  • Her
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Hotarubi no Mori e
  • Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
  • 5 Centimeters per Second

Showdown 70: Brief Encounter

10 films

Chosen from films I've seen recently enough to have rated on this site.

Un-ranked

Honorable Mentions: -A Ghost Story

  • Gozu
  • Anguish
  • Birdboy: The Forgotten Children
  • Angst
  • The Blackcoat's Daughter

31 Films in October: Part 2

31 films

Chosen semi-randomly

The films range from Halloween themed to horror.

Now ranked

Original watch order: 1: The Skin I Live…

  • Lake Mungo
  • Hereditary
  • Under the Skin
  • Raw
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Modern Horror

10 films

My favorite horror films since 2000.

Honorable mentions: -Inside -May -Berberian Sound Studio -It Follows -Resolution -Let the Right One…

  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • Belladonna of Sadness
  • Shin Godzilla
  • Your Name.
  • Annihilation

Showdown 56: The Perfect Storm

10 films

Big disasters, but not world-ending (so I'm counting out any Neon Genesis Evangelion and Melancholia)

Ranked by my estimate of…

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • Mind Game
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Finding Nemo
  • Jaws

Showdown 55: Up Periscope

8 films

Underwater films or at least films with important scenes that take place underwater (or LCL or any other kind of…

  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi
  • Raw
  • Alien
  • There Will Be Blood
  • The God of Cookery
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Annihilation
  • The Holy Mountain
  • A Field in England
  • Antichrist

Showdown 53: Into the Wild

10 films

Honorable Mentions: -Cat Soup -Stalker -Memories (the Magnetic Rose segment) -Dead Man

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Kung Fu Hustle
  • The Nice Guys
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail