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  • Spontaneous Combustion
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Toby Hoops

14 films

Immersion in abstraction.

  • Blow Out
  • Carrie
  • Body Double
  • Snake Eyes
  • Passion

Brian (of Palms)

24 films

  • A Dangerous Method
  • Cosmopolis
  • The Fly
  • Crimes of the Future
  • Stereo (Tile 3B of a CAEE Educational Mosaic)

Bad Cronenberg List

16 films

All the ones I've seen recently enough to feel something about. I've seen — and would rewatch — almost all…

  • Alien: Covenant
  • Alien
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Prometheus
  • Blade Runner

R Scott

27 films

There was a long period of time where I considered Ridley Scott a vaporous, uninteresting director. Like most, I judged…

  • Gone Girl
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Mindhunters
  • The Social Network

Digital Fincher

7 films

Could change in an instant as soon as I rewatch any of these.

  • Who's That Knocking at My Door
  • Mala Noche
  • Black Girl
  • Aag
  • My Brilliant Career

Highly Impressive Feature Debuts

74 films

Sometimes they speak for themselves.

  • Japanese Girls at the Harbor
  • The General Line
  • October (Ten Days that Shook the World)
  • Nanook of the North
  • Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge


80 films

Unavoidably arbitrary to some degree but, more please!

  • Center Stage
  • Daughters of the Dust
  • Once Upon a Time in China
  • Mississippi Masala
  • My Own Private Idaho


91 films

To be watched over the span of my life

  • Gerry
  • Last Days
  • My Own Private Idaho
  • Mala Noche
  • Paranoid Park

Uncertainties of Sex and Death

17 films

Most are good-to-great.

  • Crooklyn
  • Da 5 Bloods
  • He Got Game
  • When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts
  • Girl 6

Spike Lee Joints (+ OLDBOY)

18 films

To expand just a little on a stray observation: a lot of the best Spike Lee films can be characterized…

  • PTU
  • Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2
  • Office
  • Mad Detective
  • Fulltime Killer


27 films

In college, I also watched VENGEANCE on a whim with friends, knowing nothing of it.

  • The Portrait of a Lady
  • Sweetie
  • An Angel at My Table
  • Bright Star
  • The Piano

Jane Campion

11 films