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best older films seen for the first time in 2022

13 films

For this list, I'm defining "older" as "made before 2020." Pathetically recent, I know.

  • First Graders
  • Gheisar
  • Still Life
  • The Apple
  • Gabbeh

Iranian cinema available to stream for free online

42 films

Many Iranian films which have never been legally available in the US on home video have come and gone from…

  • Scream
  • The Last Thing Mary Saw
  • Compartment No. 6
  • Lesson of the Evil
  • As the Gods Will

published 2022 reviews

22 films

Links to my professional reviews for this year.

  • The Amusement Park
  • As the Gods Will
  • The Body Beautiful
  • Casting Blossoms to the Sky
  • Chameleon Street
  • The Disciple
  • Drive My Car
  • The Empty Man
  • Her Socialist Smile
  • Labyrinth of Cinema

My 12 favorite films of 2021

11 films

The films are ranked in alphabetical order. I limited it to films which either became available theatrically or VOD for…

  • MLK/FBI
  • Film About a Father Who
  • Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time
  • Present.Perfect.
  • Two of Us

2021 Reviews

60 films

I survived the pandemic to write reviews in another year! Here are links to my professionally published pieces for 2021.

  • The Velvet Underground
  • I Want to Talk About Duras
  • Titane
  • Neptune Frost
  • earthearthearth

2021 NYFF list

11 films

These are the 2021 New York Film Festival entries I've seen. (I will probably stop updating when the fest ends…

  • The Enchanted Desna
  • Simone Barbès or Virtue
  • Remains to Be Seen
  • The Night of Counting the Years
  • The Rose King

YouTube recommendations

110 films

Rare films come and go on YouTube like fruit flies dying off. But I thought it worth pointing out what…

  • Bless Their Little Hearts
  • Emma Mae
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Girlfriends
  • Lake Mungo
  • Vitalina Varela
  • She Dies Tomorrow
  • Possessor
  • Still Processing
  • Cenote

2020 top 10 list

10 films

Here is a link to the full version of my top 10 list, as published by Gay City News: www.gaycitynews.com/in-a-streaming-year-these-were-best/

  • 63 Up
  • Les Misérables
  • The Assistant
  • The Traitor
  • I Was at Home, But...

2020 reviews

52 films

Here are links to my published film reviews for this year.

While I know L'boxd isn't intended for music criticism,…

  • I Carry You with Me
  • Time
  • - force -
  • Object Lessons, or: What Happened Whitsunday
  • King of Sanwi

New York Film Festival 2020 entries

15 films

My article on the festival for Gay City News is up here: www.gaycitynews.com/does-cinema-need-communal-viewing-to-thrive/