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Martin Scorsese

34 films

Finally saw The Age of Innocence (yeah, I know) but still need to see Rolling Thunder Review and Public Speaking and a…

  • Dead Ringers
  • Cosmopolis
  • Eastern Promises
  • eXistenZ
  • The Fly

David Cronenberg

18 films

Still need to watch Shivers. Wild how many adaptations he's done, and yet they all feel like him.

  • Boarding Gate
  • Personal Shopper
  • Carlos
  • Cold Water
  • Clouds of Sils Maria


15 films

Missing a lot of smaller things, but this seems like enough for a list.

  • Esther Kahn
  • My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument
  • Jimmy P.
  • Ismael's Ghosts
  • A Christmas Tale

Arnaud Desplechin

13 films

This was harder than I thought. And makes movies I like look lesser. C'est le jeu, tant pis.

Missing Playing…

  • The Shining
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Barry Lyndon
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick

12 films

Pictorial in a truly special way. Can’t deny that.

  • The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz
  • The Exterminating Angel
  • The Young One
  • Nazarin
  • Él

Luis Buñuel

29 films

Still missing some Mexican films. Not sure any are "bad" per se. One of the funkiest brothers to ever do…

  • Pain & Gain
  • The Rock
  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
  • Ambulance
  • The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz
  • Stromboli
  • The Song of Styrene
  • French Cancan
  • Anticipation of the Night


10 films

  • 25th Hour
  • He Got Game
  • Crooklyn
  • Malcolm X
  • Summer of Sam

Spike Lee

24 films

Missing a few later features, some tv/docs.

  • Top of the Lake
  • In the Cut
  • After Hours
  • The Piano
  • Bright Star

Jane Campion

16 films

She hasn't made a movie I dislike.

  • Wild Grass
  • Love Streams
  • Sparrow
  • The Awful Truth
  • Beau Travail

Faves again?

99 films

Originally posted 9/5/19 and updated sporadically (most recent: 10/20/21), adding new things that blew me away, removing passing fancies, thinking…

  • Zodiac
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Gone Girl
  • Panic Room
  • Se7en


11 films

One of the great anal craftsmen interested in epistemology.