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Best Films of 2021

114 films

In progress. Films added as I see them. It's not exactly brain surgery, but it very well could be rocket…

  • The Tsugua Diaries
  • All About My Sisters
  • El Gran Movimiento
  • Haruhara-san's Recorder
  • I Want to Talk About Duras

2021 NYFF Currents

50 films

In the past, I have tried to watch all the films in NYFF's experimental section, regardless of what it has…

  • Circumstantial Pleasures
  • Labor of Love
  • Figure Minus Fact
  • Siberia
  • Nasir

Best Films of 2020

247 films

I have been looking over other folks' Best of 2020 lists on Letterboxd, and I have to say: thank god…

  • Kinatay
  • In the Beginning
  • Map of the Sounds of Tokyo
  • Linha de Passe
  • Palermo Shooting

I Simply Cannes Not (2000-2009)

28 films

A bit of a prequel to my other Cannes-not list, mostly for my own record-keeping. I tend to forget which…

  • Ali Wong: Baby Cobra
  • Andy Kaufman Plays Carnegie Hall
  • Aziz Ansari: Right Now
  • Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker
  • David Cross: Let America Laugh

Comedy Specials I Liked

35 films

...but they aren't films. Not a best-of list by any means. Just a set of notes for myself.

  • Ahed's Knee
  • Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn
  • Benedetta
  • Bergman Island
  • Il buco

NYFF 2021 Main Slate

32 films

I tried to predict the main slate, which was announced today (10 Aug 2021). I didn't do too well. About…

  • Puce Moment
  • Citizen Kane
  • To Have and Have Not
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • The Red Shoes

Top Ten Films of the 40s

10 films

Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper.

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
  • Untitled
  • Hapax Legomena III: Critical Mass
  • Zabriskie Point

Top Ten Films of the 70s

10 films

don't peel potatoes, don't slaughter that sheep, don't try to stay awake, don't try to go to sleep. don't travel…

  • Tokyo Story
  • A Simple Story
  • Window Water Baby Moving
  • Vertigo
  • Ordet

Top Ten Films of the 50s

10 films

Eisenhower. Space Race. Cuba. AIDS, crack, Bernie Goetz.

  • What The Water Said, nos. 4-6
  • Werckmeister Harmonies
  • Song and Solitude
  • ()
  • Disorder

Top Ten Films of the 00s

10 films

These are films that I think are great. Some were early and others were late. Millennium...

  • Arabic Numeral Series 12
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Talking Heads
  • Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story
  • Hotel Cartograph

Top Ten Films of the 80s

10 films

Eighties. They made 'em in the eighties. Push. Push. STRUGGLE.

  • Pelourinho, They Don’t Really Care About Us
  • Martin Eden
  • Heimat Is a Space in Time
  • Lux Æterna
  • Fourteen

Best Films of 2019

240 films

This is pretty much complete now. I will add 2019 titles as I see them.

I did my best creating…