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  • All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
  • Witness for the Prosecution
  • Memories of Murder
  • Babylon
  • Phantom Lady

Favourite First-Time Watches – 2023

32 films

4 films per month, unless I’m at a festival or watch a ton of great stuff, then it will be…

  • Disco Pigs
  • Tenkiller
  • In a Lonely Place

The Insomnia Files

3 films

Have insomnia and cannot sleep? Watch a movie! An ongoing list of films I've popped on in the wee small…

  • Gerry
  • They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
  • In a Glass Cage

Bleak Week: Cinema of Despair – Year 2 (at home)

3 films

Sad to be missing another Bleak Week (1 - 7 June) at the American Cinematheque, but once again I’ll be watching…

  • One Way Passage
  • The Wild Bunch
  • What's Cookin' Doc?
  • Tweetie Pie
  • Mouse Wreckers

TCMFF – 2023

14 films

Films I watched at TCMFF 2023

  • The Scary of Sixty-First
  • The Fourth Victim
  • Titane
  • Nobody
  • Pig

Favourite First-Time Watches – 2022

56 films

Four new-to-me favourites per month*

*8 entries for July because I watched so many bangers & 8 for October because of…

  • American Animals
  • Capote
  • Dahmer
  • Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
  • Foxcatcher

True Crime – Killers, Heists, & Cold Cases

15 films

An ever-growing cinematic A-Z of factually-based historical crime, serial killers, heists, and cold cases. I know this is super specific,…

  • Like a Dirty French Novel
  • Blood Relatives
  • Sick of Myself
  • Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
  • The Offering
  • Burden
  • Shoot
  • Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present
  • Buster's Bedroom
  • Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist

Art // Violence

12 films

A list inspired by Philippa Snow’s brillian Which as You Know Means Violence (Repeater Books, 2022).

  • Chinatown
  • Ratcatcher
  • Vagabond
  • Funny Games
  • Kids

Bleak Week: Cinema of Despair (at home)

8 films

I stupidly left LA before the American Cinematheque’s inaugural Bleak Week (1 - 8 June 2022), but that doesn’t mean I…

  • Harvey
  • The Fog
  • Memoria
  • Follow Me!
  • The Fire Within

While in LA… 2022

27 films

Films I watched in LA outside of TCMFF 2022. Expanded to include cinemas, streaming, & with friends on Blu or DVD.

  • Arrival
  • Portrait of Jennie
  • Peggy Sue Got Married
  • Looper
  • The Terminator

Time Travel

15 films

A random list of films I enjoy about time travel because time travel rules.

EDIT: Expanded to include time loops.

  • Dinner at Eight
  • All of Me
  • Miracle Mile
  • Three on a Match
  • The French Way