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  • Memoria
  • Drive My Car
  • Annette
  • Saloum
  • The Card Counter

2021: Ranked

42 films

  • The Rose of Rhodesia
  • The Will
  • Mr. Omar
  • The Black Market
  • African Jim

African Cinema

573 films

Master list of African films that I've seen and/or am interested in seeing. To be updated constantly. Focus is on…

  • Center Stage
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Comrades: Almost a Love Story
  • Green Snake
  • Irma Vep

Maggie Cheung: Ranked

48 films

My favorite actor. Films ranked by performance. The top two would be in my shortlist for favorite performances of all…

  • Glory
  • Mo' Better Blues
  • Mississippi Masala
  • Philadelphia
  • Crimson Tide

Denzel December

12 films

  • Uppercase Print
  • Isabella
  • The Calming
  • The Metamorphosis of Birds
  • Limbo

2021: Watchlist

40 films

  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
  • Syndromes and a Century
  • Memoria
  • Tropical Malady
  • Cemetery of Splendor
  • Cure
  • Pulse
  • Serpent's Path
  • Seventh Code
  • Retribution
  • Letter from My Village
  • Fad'jal
  • Mossane
  • Selbe: One Among Many
  • Tesito
  • Sherlock, Jr.
  • A Page of Madness
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Man with a Movie Camera
  • Dishonored

Illy's Canon

112 films

Initially began with a top 25 in December 2017. Updated every 4 months.

Updates: April 2018: Added Persona, Woman in…

  • Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman
  • Darr
  • Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa
  • Anjaam
  • Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

SRK September

12 films

  • The Marriage of Maria Braun
  • Life, and Nothing More...
  • The Traitor

World Cup Matches as Historical Reference Points

3 films

Instances in film where World Cup matches feature (through dialogue, radio, television, etc.) in ways which factor into the narrative…

  • Fallen Angels
  • In the Mood for Love
  • 2046
  • Days of Being Wild
  • Happy Together