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

631 films

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

I think I'm…

  • 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…

  • Así
  • The Ballad of Bering and His Friends
  • Burian the Liar
  • Crates
  • Cuba Dances

30 under 30

30 films

Thirty (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
  • Fado, Major and Minor
  • Mysteries of Lisbon

Ruiz's Pieces.

28 films


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

#1 and #2 are the…

  • 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

79 films

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

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

Feminist movies from the Muslim diaspora

57 films

Collaborative list -- please offer your suggestions.

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

  • 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…

  • The Life of General Villa
  • Villa of the Movies
  • Viva Villa!
  • El Tesoro De Pancho Villa
  • The Revenge of Pancho Villa

Pancho Villa In The Movies (work in progress)

50 films

Just for the hell of it, because Penalosa dared me...

In the future, I may try to rank them in…

  • Ghosts Before Breakfast
  • Her Man
  • The Steel Animal
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • House

Hat Anxiety

8 films

Hat-play can be a big part of slapstick comedy -- you can imagine that trope in the hands of Laurel…