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FIRST-TIMERS IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 2018

25 films

January-June bangers. Will update when the year wraps.

  • Too Late for Tears
  • The Sound of Fury
  • Larceny
  • Crashout
  • Cry Danger

Noir City Austin 2014-2018

55 films

A complete history of the Noir City Austin programs from 2014 to 2018, hosted and programmed by Film Noir Foundation…

  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • Personal Shopper
  • Good Time
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • The Shape of Water

2017

25 films

  • Darling Lili
  • Road to Revenge
  • The Swimmer
  • One from the Heart
  • True Stories

2017 Discoveries

50 films

Fifty favorite first-time viewings of 2017. Watch it here!

Special shoutout to rewatches DICK TRACY and HUDSON HAWK — two…

  • Moonlight
  • The Love Witch
  • O.J.: Made in America
  • Embrace of the Serpent
  • Elle

2016

25 films

  • It Felt Like a Kiss
  • Inland Empire
  • Eight Diagram Pole Fighter
  • Burn!
  • Duck Soup

2014 Discoveries

50 films

New-to-me in 2014, capped for self-control and a love of even numbers. Shout out to the Austin Film Society, Alamo…

  • Blonde Death
  • A Shot in the Dark
  • Emperor of the North
  • Scarlet Street
  • A Touch of Zen

2016 Discoveries

50 films

[Also in video form: January + February-December]

Another year, another list. Almost goes without saying that this would be impossible…

  • Point Blank
  • Celine and Julie Go Boating
  • Scorpio Rising
  • Gone with the Pope
  • The Heartbreak Kid

2015 Discoveries

50 films

Special shoutout to the feature-length music video/fever dream Don Johnson: Heartbeat -- essential viewing for fans of stylized dad rock…

  • The Lady Eve
  • The Devils
  • Putney Swope
  • Last Tango in Paris
  • Johnny Guitar
  • Phantom of the Paradise
  • Body Double
  • Dressed to Kill
  • Blow Out
  • Carlito's Way

De Palma, Ranked

24 films

My head is still spinning after a 6-week/13-film retro at the Ritz. Here's what I got.

(Need to see: Dionysus…

  • Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol
  • Police Academy 6: City Under Siege
  • Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
  • Police Academy
  • Police Academy 3: Back in Training

Police Academy, Ranked

7 films

Definitive.

  • The Longest Yard
  • Sharky's Machine
  • Gator
  • Smokey and the Bandit
  • Heat

Burt, Ranked

29 films

Following the earth-shatteringly great screening of Heat from the AGFA Cinemapocalypse marathon (programmed by Phil Blankenship of Heavy Midnites), my…