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Top 25 Commercial Releases of 2019

25 films

I will add things as I see them, as I like them, or as things I've already seen and liked…

  • The Grand Bizarre
  • Colophon (for the Arboretum Cycle)
  • People of the Lake
  • Bisbee '17
  • A Return

Top Fifty of 2018 (largely final)

50 films

Subject to change, I mix 'em up, I'm savage. Shake 'em up and down like the Dow Jones Average.

  • Western
  • Bisbee '17
  • Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc
  • Zama
  • Dim the Fluorescents

Top 25 Commercial Releases of 2018

25 films

For Polling Purposes etc.

  • Burnt by the Sun 2: Exodus
  • Fair Game
  • The Housemaid
  • Outrage
  • Outside the Law

I Simply Cannes Not

18 films

These are the films from this decade that have played in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival that I have…

  • Adriana's Pact
  • América
  • American Animals
  • António e Catarina
  • Black Mother

True/False 2018

31 films

If you look around Columbia, Missouri, you just may see my cardboard cut-out, sitting at the bar getting soggy.

  • Western
  • Strangely Ordinary This Devotion
  • Streetscapes [Dialogue]
  • On the Beach at Night Alone
  • Ride Like Lightning, Crash Like Thunder

Top Fifty of 2017

50 films

I will be moving and shuffling this list as I see more (good) films from 2017. So let's have fun.

  • 3/4
  • Ava
  • Azougue Nazaré
  • Bad Bunny
  • Closeness

New Directors / New Films 2018

25 films

It was fun last year, so let's do it again. As with last time, I've included only those films in…

  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
  • The Mysterious X
  • Ingeborg Holm
  • Slippery Jim
  • The Tramp

Top Ten Films of the 10s

10 films

May I have your at10tion? A 10uous con10uum of films I 10d to consider con10ders.

  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • Man with a Movie Camera
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Ballet Mécanique
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Top Ten Films of the 20s

10 films

Watch them roar!

  • On the Beach at Night Alone
  • Staying Vertical
  • Nocturama
  • Dunkirk
  • Wormwood

Top Commercial Releases of 2017

10 films

Because why the hell not.

  • Albüm
  • Araby
  • As Without So Within
  • Autumn, Autumn
  • Beach Rats

New Directors/New Films 2017

31 films

The perfect antidote for those post-Oscar blooz.

I've included only those films in the line-up that I have seen, or…

  • A Brief History of Princess X
  • Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
  • Brimstone & Glory
  • Casting JonBenet
  • The Challenge

True/False 2017

28 films

I couldn't go, but it sounded fun. As I watch these films at home, I'll be sure to listen to…