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  • The End of the Track
  • Miss Nhung
  • Gelora
  • Bucharest Memories

Black and white on purpose: 1970 - 2017 and beyond.

697 films

Movies where B&W cinematography is an aesthetic choice, after the industry standard was 100% color. Suggestions welcome!

I think I'm…

  • Sevil
  • I Am Free
  • The Brick and the Mirror
  • Sevil
  • Pleasure and Suffering

Feminist movies from the Muslim diaspora

67 films

Collaborative list -- please offer your suggestions.

Including only movies made by filmmakers (writers and/or directors) who are clearly from…

  • The Ballad of Bering and His Friends
  • Bumpkin Oh-bok
  • Cuba Dances
  • Dollar Mambo
  • El malvado Carabel

26 under 30

26 films

Twenty-six (at this moment) fine films with less than 30 views on Letterboxd. Inspired by Rischka's long-dead list of 100…

  • Love Torn in Dreams
  • City of Pirates
  • La Recta Provincia
  • That Day
  • Fado, Major and Minor

Ruiz's Pieces.

35 films


Because sooner or later, everybody makes one. I'll update it as I watch more.

#1 and #2 are the…

  • Alphabet City
  • Avanti!
  • Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji
  • Bone
  • Camille
  • The Devil in a Convent
  • The Plague in Florence
  • Häxan
  • Sadie Thompson
  • The Seashell and the Clergyman

Religion and women's bodies: a collaborative list

81 films

Documenting the ways that religious figureheads claim authority over the workings of woman's bodies. It doesn't have to be Christianity.…

  • Atom Age Vampire
  • Beyond the Time Barrier
  • The Brides of Dracula
  • The Color Out of Space
  • The Crazies

Shrecktoberfest 2022: The return of the watchlust

19 films

Horror movies -- and adjacent -- that I intend to watch or rewatch this month. Will add any strays I…

  • Macario
  • The Kneeling Goddess
  • In the Palm of Your Hand
  • El siete de copas
  • Soledad's Shawl

Roberto Gavaldon, ranked

45 films

Not included: assistant-director credits from the beginning of his career -- they don't seem relevant to his development as an…

  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  • Black Test Car
  • Bound for the Fields, the Mountains, and the Seacoast
  • Chain
  • Confessions of an Opium Eater

My Favorite Things, 2021 edition

54 films

They slayed. No includes rewatches.

  • Pecado
  • La perra
  • Interrabang
  • The Seducers
  • Spasmo


17 films

You know, Yachts. Sploitation.

There has to be much more that belongs on this list, suggestions very very welcome.


  • The Amazing Transparent Man
  • RoboCop
  • Body Snatchers
  • Messiah of Evil
  • Urotsukidōji II: Legend of the Demon Womb

Hoop put the benzedrine in Mrs. Murphy's Ovaltine ///// WIP

29 films

I've never actually done the annual Hooptober thing, but what the hell... Chronological order, includes rewatches. Updated as I go…

  • Twilight
  • To Each His Own Life
  • The Shadow of the Strongman
  • Damiana and the Men
  • Another Dawn

Julio Bracho, ranked

41 films

An uneven director, lots of work-for-hire in his catalogue... but his best are sublime, and he can usually be counted…