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The best (and worst) of 2009

11 films

THE BEST

Keith Uhlich, film writer

1 The Limits of Control Jim Jarmusch sends a mystery man on a leisurely…

  • What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?
  • It's Not Just You, Murray!
  • Who's That Knocking at My Door
  • The Big Shave
  • Street Scenes 1970

Complete: Martin Scorsese

51 films

[Published 03/02/2021, (All (Parentheses))]

Last Bastion

It took me until middle age to love Scorsese. He was so excessively marketed…

  • Silent Running
  • Magnum Force
  • Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
  • The Deer Hunter
  • Heaven's Gate

Complete: Michael Cimino

10 films

[Published on (All (Parentheses)), 03/02/2021]

Queer Duck

You’re lucky to make one great movie. Michael Cimino has made two. Three,…

  • Rebels of the Neon God
  • Vive L'Amour
  • The River
  • The Hole
  • What Time Is It There?

Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan's art-house auteur

6 films

Immerse yourself in the films of a master. By Keith Uhlich

The cinema of Malaysia-born, Taiwan-based director Tsai Ming-liang can…

  • Malmkrog
  • Atarrabi & Mikelats

New Pollution #3: NYFF Guys Finish Last

2 films

[Also published on (All (Parentheses)) and The Completist]

More on the mostly-virtual, now-concluded New York Film Festival, Ed. 58, focus…

  • Lovers Rock
  • Nomadland
  • The X Files
  • Hideko the Bus Conductress
  • Breakdown

New Pollution #2: Boom!, NYFFft, Ssssss

5 films

[Also published on (All (Parentheses)) and The Completist]

I’ve made as much peace as possible with current likelihoods/inevitables, though I…

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things
  • She Dies Tomorrow

New Pollution #1: All Features Great and Small

2 films

[Also published on: (All (Parentheses))The Completist]

Why "New Pollution"? In part from having Beck on the brain after…

  • L'Argent
  • Red Line 7000
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Street of Shame
  • 7 Women

Parting shots

7 films

BAM’s “The Late Film” series gathers auteurs in twilight. By Keith Uhlich

There are currently few (all right, no) other…

  • Pather Panchali
  • Aparajito
  • The Music Room
  • The World of Apu
  • Devi

India song

7 films

Lincoln Center’s “First Light: Satyajit Ray from the Apu Trilogy to the Calcutta Trilogy” showcases a master. By Keith Uhlich

  • Judy
  • Pain and Glory
  • Joker
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • The Irishman

For Whom the Zell Tolls or: I Ren/I Ren So Far A-Née

14 films

[Published on Letterboxd, Substack, and The Completist]

The Oscars are a good excuse to throw a party. (If you come…

  • Certified Copy
  • Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids
  • Song to Song
  • Vitalina Varela
  • Godzilla

Decade-Dance: 10 For '10s

10 films

[Published on Letterboxd, The Completist, and Substack]

1. Certified Copy (2010) 2. Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids (2016) 3.…

  • The X Files
  • The X Files: I Want to Believe

Top 11 X-Files Monsters (of the Week)

2 films

[Published July 15th, 2008, UnderGroundOnline (UGO)]

By Keith Uhlich

Introduction

X-Files creator/producer Chris Carter has described the upcoming theatrical feature,…