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  • Perfect Days
  • Journey to Italy
  • Summertime
  • A Hidden Life

february

15 films

finished reading: (favorites in bold)

The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien [↻] •Strangers - Taichi Yamada •Poem Strip

  • Dune: Part Two
  • Perfect Days
  • The Taste of Things
  • Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World
  • Problemista
  • The Zone of Interest
  • C'mon C'mon
  • Drive My Car
  • Great Freedom
  • All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

2020s

62 films

A way-too-early, loosely ranked list of my favorite 2020s features.

  • Arrival
  • Enemy
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Dune: Part Two
  • Polytechnique
  • Andrei Rublev
  • The Sacrifice
  • Solaris
  • Mirror
  • Stalker

Andrei Tarkovsky Ranked

6 films

The most pointless ranking of all time, perhaps.

  • The Zone of Interest
  • Oppenheimer
  • Joyland
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • May December

2023 Ranked

102 films

  • Wings of Desire
  • Paris, Texas
  • Perfect Days
  • The American Friend
  • Tokyo-Ga
  • Days of Heaven
  • Badlands
  • A Hidden Life
  • The New World
  • The Thin Red Line
  • Marketa Lazarová
  • The Human Condition
  • The Earrings of Madame de...
  • Koyaanisqatsi
  • Letter from an Unknown Woman

Top First Watches 2023

112 films

favorite 2023 reads:The Waiting Years - Fumiko Enchi •The Makioka Sisters - Jun'ichirō Tanizaki •Giovanni's Room - James Baldwin…

  • The Zone of Interest
  • Diary of a Country Priest
  • Lola Montès
  • Shadows in Paradise
  • Standard Time

Top First Watches 2024

5 films

updated monthly

favorite 2024 reads:

The Stronghold - Dino Buzzati •Restless Nights - Dino Buzzati •The Lover - Marguerite Duras…

  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • Summertime
  • Doctor Zhivago
  • Brief Encounter
  • The Addiction
  • New Rose Hotel
  • King of New York
  • Bad Lieutenant
  • Ms .45