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Best of the 2010s

25 films

In chronological order

  • Raging Bull
  • Taxi Driver
  • The Last Temptation of Christ
  • GoodFellas
  • The King of Comedy

Martin Scorsese

35 films

In the process of making this list, I've thought a lot about why Martin Scorsese is such an important artist…

  • Straight Shooting
  • Judge Priest
  • The Whole Town's Talking
  • The Informer
  • The Plough and the Stars

John Ford

22 films

A list of the Ford films I've seen. To be updated, hopefully frequently. Unranked.

  • The Long Day Closes
  • Distant Voices, Still Lives
  • Of Time and the City
  • Death and Transfiguration
  • The Deep Blue Sea

Terence Davies

10 films

I'm starting to think Davies's aesthetic is the one that speaks to me best, perhaps because more than any other…

  • Safe
  • Carol
  • I'm Not There.
  • Far from Heaven
  • Poison

Todd Haynes

9 films

When I was making this list, The Man With The Iron Fists somehow got added without me noticing. I almost…

  • The American Friend
  • Out 1
  • Tale of Tales
  • The Pettifogger
  • Daughters of the Dust

Best New To Me 2015

20 films

The 20 best older movies I saw for the first time in 2015. Ranked, approximately

  • The Forbidden Room
  • Carol
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Goodbye to Language
  • The Assassin

15 for 15

15 films

I'm probably not going to get to anything else before the end of the year. Unfortunately haven't gotten to a…

  • Several Friends
  • Black Art, Black Artists
  • Hour Glass
  • The Horse
  • Medea

LA Rebellion

21 films

I will use this to keep track of the films of the L.A. Rebellion filmmakers who came out of UCLA…

  • Stray Dogs
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Computer Chess
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Los Angeles Plays Itself
  • In a Year with 13 Moons
  • Untitled (For Marilyn)
  • Reflexfilm/Familyfilm
  • Gun Crazy

Best of New to Me, 2013

32 films

The best films I saw for the first time in 2013

Not listed: Dana Hodgdon's Reflexfilm/Familyfilm, which would be near…

  • Holy Motors
  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  • The Deep Blue Sea
  • The Master
  • The Loneliest Planet

Best of 2012

30 films

Figure it out. Not listed because it's not on Letterboxd and I'm too lazy to add it right now: Steve…