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THE MOVIE LIST (1970 – 2019)

Written by Christopher Beaubien • October 19, 2011 • Start the Discussion!

“Approximately and exactly.”
— Parabatial Kanhaiyalal ‘P.K.’ Dubey (Vijay Raaz) from Monsoon Wedding (2001)

1970 – 2019

Great Television Shows


2019

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (dir. Quentin Tarantino)
Uncut Gems (dir. (dir. Joshua and Ben Safdie)
High Life (dir. Claire Denis)
Beanpole (dir. Kantemir Balagov)
The Gods in the Sky (dir. Quarxx)
Dragged Across Concrete (dir. S. Craig Zahler)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (dir. Céline Sciamma)
The Nightingale (dir. Jennifer Kent)
Marriage Story (dir. Noah Baumbach)
Honeyland (dir. Tamara Kotevska and Ljubo Stefanov)


HONOURABLE SELECTIONS


THE BATMAN MOVIES

Joker (in 70mm) (dir. Todd Phillips, 2019)
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (dir. Jay Oliva, 2013)
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (dir. Jay Oliva, 2012)
The Dark Knight Rises (dir. Christopher Nolan, 2012)
The Dark Knight (dir. Christopher Nolan, 2008)
Batman Begins (dir. Christopher Nolan, 2005)
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (dir. Curt Geda, 2000)
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
(dir. Eric Radomski and Bruce W. Timm, 1993)
Batman Returns (dir. Tim Burton, 1992)
Batman (dir. Tim Burton, 1989)


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MIDSOMMAR: DIRECTOR’S CUT (dir. Ari Aster)


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THE TOY STORIES

Toy Story 4 (dir. Josh Cooley, 2019)
Toy Story 3 (dir. Lee Unkrich, 2010)
Toy Story 2 (dir. John Lasseter and Ash Brannon, 1999)
Toy Story (dir. John Lasseter, 1995)


The Souvenir (dir. Joanna Hogg)
Synonyms (dir. Nadav Lapid)
Monos (dir. Alejandro Landes)
Parasite (dir. Bong Joon Ho)
The Mountain (dir. Rick Alverson)
The Irishman (I Heard You Paint Houses) (dir. Martin Scorsese)
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (dir. Joe Talbot)
The Lighthouse (dir. Robert Eggers)
Passage of Birds (dir. Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego)
Sorry We Missed You (dir. Ken Loach)


Deerskin (dir. Quentin Dupieux)
Greener Grass (dir. Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe)
Peterloo (dir. Mike Leigh)
The Sower (dir. Marine Francen)
In Fabric (dir. Peter Strickland)
Diane (dir. Kent Jones)
The Last to See Them (dir. Sara Summa)

Birthday (dir. Jong-un Lee)
The Art of the Self-Defense (dir. Riley Stearns)
The Lodge (dir. Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz)
The Wind (dir. Emma Tammi)


MORE MOVIES (30-60)

Atlantics (dir. Mati Diop)
Her Smell (dir. Alex Ross Perry)
Diamantino (dir. Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt)
The Farewell (dir. Lulu Wang)
Paddleton (dir. Alexandre Lehmann)
The Dead Don’t Die (dir. Jim Jarmusch)
Little Joe (dir. Jessica Hausner)
Climax (dir. Gaspar Noé)
Balloon (dir. Pema Tseden)


Colour Out of Space (dir. Richard Stanley)
The Hole in the Ground (dir. Lee Cronin)
Alita: Battle Angel (dir. Robert Rodriguez)
Black Mother (dir. Khalik Allah)
Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (dir. Issa López)
Charlie Says (dir. Mary Harron)
Us (dir. Jordan Peele)
La Quietude (dir. Pablo Trapero)
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (dir. Vince Gilligan)


Young Ahmed (dir. Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne)
Koko-di Koko-da (dir. Johannes Nyholm)
The Image Book (dir. Jean-Luc Godard)
Wild Rose (dir. Tom Harper)
Blurred Visions (dir. Ivan Elmer)
Hail Satan? (dir. Penny Lane)
Booksmart (dir. Olivia Wilde)
Knife+Heart (dir. Yann Gonzalez)
Scream Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street
(dir. Roman Chimienti and Tyler Jensen)
Sawah (dir. Adolf El Assal)


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Frozen II (dir. Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck)


2018

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First Reformed (dir. Paul Schrader)
Where is Kyra? (dir. Andrew Dosunmu)
Hereditary (dir. Ari Aster)
Transit (dir. Christian Petzold)
Nancy (dir. Christina Choe)
The Favourite (dir. Yorgos Lanthimos)
Burning (dir. Chang-dong Lee)
The House That Jack Built (Director’s Cut) (dir. Lars von Trier)
Thoroughbreds (dir. Cory Finley)
Under the Silver Lake (dir. David Robert Mitchell)


HONOURABLE SELECTIONS

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MOORE CARE

Fahrenheit 11/9 (dir. Michael Moore, 2018)
Michael Moore in Trumpland (dir. Michael Moore, 2016)
Where to Invade Next (dir. Michael Moore, 2015)
Capitalism: A Love Story (dir. Michael Moore, 2009)
Sicko (dir. Michael Moore, 2007)
Fahrenheit 9/11 (dir. Michael Moore, 2004)
Bowling for Columbine (dir. Michael Moore, 2002)
The Big One (dir. Michael Moore, 1997)
Roger and Me (dir. Michael Moore, 1989)


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THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS (dir. Joel and Ethan Coen)

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Near Algodones
Meal Ticket
All Gold Canyon
The Gal Who Got Rattled
The Mortal Remains


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A BREAD FACTORY

Part One: For the Sake of Gold (dir. Patrick Wang, 2018)
Part Two: Walk with Me a While (dir. Patrick Wang, 2018)


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ESCAPING ANTOINE BESSON

Custody (dir. Xavier Legrand, 2018)
Just Before Losing Everything (dir. Xavier Legrand, 2013)


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“THEY KEEP FINDING NEW WAYS TO CELEBRATE MEDIOCRITY!”

The Incredibles 2 (dir. Brad Bird, 2018)
The Incredibles (dir. Brad Bird, 2004)


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A WORRYING MARMALADE HABIT

Paddington 2 (dir. Paul King, 2018)
Paddington (dir. Paul King, 2014)


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GRAY HOUSE (dir. Austin Jack Lynch and Matthew Booth)

Texas
North Dakota
Virginia
Oregon
California


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APPLY AND REVOLT

At War (dir. Stéphane Brizé, 2018)
Measure of a Man (dir. Stéphane Brizé, 2015)


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BOTTOM OF THE WELLES

The Other Side of the Wind (dir. Orson Welles and Oja Kodar, 1976/2018)
They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead (dir. Morgan Neville, 2018)


Wildlife (dir. Paul Dano)
Mandy (dir. Panos Cosmatos)
The Double Lover (dir. François Ozon)
The Rider (dir. Chloé Zhao)
Sorry to Bother You (dir. Boots Riley)
Madeline’s Madeline (dir. Josephine Decker)
Vox Lux (dir. Brady Corbet)
Borders (Gräns) (dir. Ali Abbasi)
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (dir. Marielle Heller)
Leave No Trace (dir. Debra Granik)


Who We Are Now (dir. Matthew Newton)
The Breadwinner (dir. Nora Twomey)
You Were Never Really Here (dir. Lynne Ramsay)
Good Manners (dir. Marco Dutra and Juliana Rojas)
Sicilian Ghost Story (dir. Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza)
Zama (dir. Lucrecia Martel)
Lean on Pete (dir. Andrew Haigh)
Love After Love (dir. Russell Harbaugh)
Including: Rolling on the Floor Laughing (dir. Russell Harbaugh, 2011)
A Beautiful Sun Inside (Un Beau Soleil Interieur)
(AKA Let the Sunshine In) (dir. Claire Denis)
Holiday (dir. Isabella Eklöf)


MORE MOVIES (30-81)

Game Night (dir. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein)
Under the Tree (dir. Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson)
The Charmer (dir. Milad Alami)
Summer, 1993 (dir. Carla Simón)
Petra (dir. Jaime Rosales)
Support the Girls (dir. Andrew Bujalski)
Three Identical Strangers (dir. Tim Wardle)
Widows (dir. Steve McQueen)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
(dir. Peter Ramsey, Robert Persichetti Jr., Rodney Rothman, Bob Persichetti)
BlacKkKlansman (dir. Spike Lee)
Shoplifters / The Third Murder (dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda)
People’s Republic of Desire (dir. Hao Wu)
Shadow (dir. Yimou Zhang)
Destroyer (dir. Karyn Kusama)
Private Life (dir. Tamara Jenkins)


Relaxer (dir. Joel Potrykus)
Dogman (dir. Matteo Garrone)
Roma (dir. Alfonso Cuarón)
Minding the Gap (dir. Bing Liu)
Blindspotting (dir. Carlos López Estrada)
Black Panther (dir. Ryan Coogler)
The Guilty (dir. Gustav Möller)
The Death of Stalin (dir. Armando Iannucci)
Styx (dir. Wolfgang Fischer)
Isle of Dogs (dir. Wes Anderson)


Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (dir. Morgan Neville)
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (dir. Gus Van Sant)
Cold War (dir. Pawel Pawlikowski)
Revenge (dir. Coralie Fargeat)
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (dir. Stephen Nomura Schible)
Filmworker (dir. Tony Zierra)
Thunder Road (dir. Jim Cummings)
Golden Exits (dir. Alex Ross Perry)
The Tale (dir. Jennifer Fox)
Gemini (dir. Aaron Katz)


MORE MOVIES (60-91)

Suspiria (dir. Luca Guadagnino)
Marlina: The Murderer in Four Acts (dir. Mouly Surya)
One Cut for the Dead (dir. Shin’ichirô Ueda)
The Land of Steady Habits (dir. Nicole Holofcener)
The Old Man & the Gun (dir. David Lowery)
Mirai (dir. Mamoru Hosoda)
Eighth Grade (dir. Bo Burnham)
No One Will Ever Know (dir. Jesús Torres Torres)
The Wolf House (dir. Joaquin Cociña and Cristóbal León)
Angels Wear White (dir. Vivian Qu)


The Insult (dir. Ziad Doueiri)
The King (dir. Eugene Jarecki)
Calibre (dir. Matt Palmer)
Hal (dir. Amy Scott)
Annihilation (dir. Alex Garland)
Long Day’s Journey into Night (in 3D) (dir. Gan Bi)
Pity (dir. Babis Makridis)
Ash is Pure White (dir. Zhangke Jia)
King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen (dir. Steve Mitchell)
Liz and the Blue Bird (dir. Naoko Yamada)
Nome di Donna (dir. Marco Tullio Giordana)
Unsane (dir. Steven Soderbergh)
Last Summer (dir. Jon Jones)


Teen Titans GO! To The Movies (dir. Peter Rida Michail and Aaron Horvath)
The Endless (dir. Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead)
Hitler’s Hollywood (dir. Rüdiger Suchsland)
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (dir. Desiree Akhavan)
Bernard and Huey (dir. Dan Mirvish)
November (dir. Rainer Sarnet)
What Keeps You Alive (dir. Colin Minihan)
Fugue (dir. Agnieszka Smoczynska)
Beast (dir. Michael Pearce)
Dark Fortune (Finsteres Glück) (dir. Stefan Haupt)
Deadpool 2 (dir. David Leitch)
Mom and Dad (dir. Brian Taylor)
Ralph Breaks the Internet (dir. Rich Moore and Phil Johnston)
A Quiet Place (dir. John Krasinski)


And Then I Go (dir. Vincent Grashaw)
Dear Son (dir. Mohamed Ben Attia)


2017

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Phantom Thread (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (dir. Yorgos Lanthimos)
A Quiet Passion (dir. Terence Davies)
Raw (dir. Julia Ducournau)
The Blackcoat’s Daughter (February) (dir. Oz Perkins)
The Florida Project (dir. Sean Baker)
Marjorie Prime (dir. Michael Almereyda)
mother! (dir. Darren Aronofsky)
Lady Macbeth (dir. William Oldroyd)
My Life as a Zucchini (dir. Claude Barras)


HONOURABLE SELECTIONS

ERROL MORRIS’ FIRST PERSON FEATURES

PRESENTED (MOSTLY) IN

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Wormwood (dir. Errol Morris, 2017)
The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography (dir. Errol Morris, 2017)
Three Short Films About Peace (dir. Errol Morris, 2014)
The Unknown Known: The Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld
(dir. Errol Morris, 2014)
Tabloid (dir. Errol Morris, 2011)
Standard Operating Procedure (dir. Errol Morris, 2008)
The Fog of War (dir. Errol Morris, 2004)
First Person (Seasons 9 – 2) (Created by Errol Morris, 2000 – 2001)
Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A Leuchter Jr. (dir. Errol Morris, 7999)
Fast, Cheap and Out of Control (dir. Errol Morris, 1997)
A Brief History of Time (dir. Errol Morris, 1991)
The Thin Blue Line (dir. Errol Morris, 1988)
Vernon, Florida (dir. Errol Morris, 1981)
Gates of Heaven (dir. Errol Morris, 1978)


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I’VE SEEN THINGS…

Blade Runner 2049 (dir. Denis Villeneuve, 2017)
Blade Runner (1982; The Final Cut, 2007) (dir. Ridley Scott)


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STICKS AND ZONES

World of Tomorrow Episode 2: The Burden of Other People’s Thoughts
(dir. Don Hertzfeldt, 2017)
World of Tomorrow (dir. Don Hertzfeldt, 2015)
It’s Such a Beautiful Day (dir. Don Hertzfeldt, 2012)
Rejected (dir. Don Hertzfeldt, 2000)
Billy’s Balloon (dir. Don Hertzfeldt, 1998)


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FASCINITRATE

Dawson City: Frozen Time (dir. Bill Morrison, 2017)
Decasia (dir. Bill Morrison, 2002)


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MUSHROOMS AND LEG BONES

The Beguiled (dir. Sofia Coppola, 2017)
The Beguiled (dir. Don Siegel, 1971)


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THE GREEN FOG
(Live Performance by Kronos Quartet)
(dir. Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson)


A Ghost Story (dir. David Lowrey)
Get Out (dir. Jordan Peele)
Faces Places (Visages Villages) (dir. Agnès Varda and JR)
Good Time (dir. Ben and Josh Sadie)
Jane (dir. Brett Morgen)
A Dark Song (dir. Liam Gavin)
Lady Bird (dir. Greta Gerwig)
Thelma (dir. Joachim Trier)
Brawl in Cell Block 99 (dir. S. Craig Zahler)
Okja (dir. Joon-ho Bong)


Nocturama (dir. Bertrand Bonello)
I, Daniel Blake (dir. Ken Loach)
Manifesto (dir. Julian Rosefeldt)
The Transfiguration (dir. Michael O’Shea)
In the Fade (dir. Faith Akin)
Rat Film (dir. Theo Anthony)
Werewolf (dir. Ashley McKenzie)
Harmonium (Fuchi Ni Tatsu) (dir. Kôji Fukada)
Wonderstruck (dir. Todd Haynes)
Hounds of Love (dir. Ben Young)


MORE MOVIES (30-60)

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (dir. Pedro Rivero and Alberto Vázquez)
The Lovers (dir. Azazel Jacobs)
Take Me (dir. Pat Healy)
Two Irenes (dir. Fabio Meira)
Baby Driver (dir. Edgar Wright)
The Bad Batch (dir. Ana Lily Amirpour)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (dir. Martin McDonagh)
Colossal (dir. Nacho Vigalondo)
It Comes at Night (dir. Trey Edward Shults)
Loveless (dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev)
Super Dark Times (dir. Kevin Phillips)


A Woman’s Life (Une Vie) (dir. Stéphane Brizé)
Casting Jonbenet (dir. Kitty Green)
The Other Side of Hope (Aki Kaurismäki)
My Friend Dahmer (dir. Marc Meyers)
Lowlife (dir. Ryan Prows)
78/52 (dir. Alexandre O. Philippe)
The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches (dir. Simon Lavoie)
I Am Not Your Negro (dir. Raoul Peck)
Mudbound (dir. Dee Rees)
The War for the Planet of the Apes (dir. Matt Reeves)


Beach Rats (dir. Eliza Hittman)
Ingrid Goes West (dir. Matt Spicer)
The Red Turtle (dir. Michaël Dudok de Wit)
Sylvio (dir. Kentucker Audley and Albert Birney)
The Shape of Water (dir. Guillermo del Toro)
Kong: Skull Island (dir. Jordan Vogt-Roberts)
Lemon (dir. Janicza Bravo)
Thirst Street (dir. Nathan Silver)
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
(dir. Joseph Cedar)
Suntan (dir. Argyris Papadimitropoulos)


MORE MOVIES (60-90)

Dunkirk (70mm IMAX) (dir. Christopher Nolan)
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (dir. Noah Baumbach)
Sweet Virginia (dir. Jamie M. Dagg)
The Square (dir. Ruben Östlund)
Beatrix at Dinner (dir. Miguel Arteta)
Berlin Syndrome (dir. Cate Shortland)
Escapes (dir. Michael Almereyda)
Land of Mine (dir. Martin Zandvliet)
Lucky (dir. John Carroll Lynch)
Western (dir. Valeska Grisebach)
Dayveon (dir. Amman Abbasi)
The Girl Without Hands (dir. Sébastien Laudenbach)


The Founder (dir. John Lee Hancock)
Girls Trip (dir. Malcolm D. Lee)
120 BPM (Beats Per Minute) (dir. Robin Campillo)
Untamed (La Región Salvaje) (dir. Amat Escalante)
The Devil’s Candy (dir. Sean Byrne)
The Party (dir. Sally Potter)
Becoming Astrid (dir. Pernille Fischer Christensen)
Wonder Woman (dir. Patty Jenkins)
The Ornithologist (dir. João Pedro Rodrigues)
Call Me By Your Name (dir. Luca Guadagnino)
Mary and the Witch’s Flower (dir. Hiromasa Yonebayashi)


Maudie (dir. Aisling Walsh)
I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore. (dir. Macon Blair)
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (dir. David Soren)
The Student (dir. Kirill Serebrennikov)
Logan (dir. James Mangold)
Happy End (dir. Michael Haneke)
Get Me Roger Stone (dir. Morgan Pehme, Dylan Bank and Daniel DiMauro)
Apprentice (dir. Junfeng Boo)
Afterimage (dir. Andrzej Wajda)
Come Down Molly (dir. Gregory Kohn)


MORE MOVIES (90-147)

The Ardennes (dir. Robin Pront)
Sami Blood (dir. Amanda Kernell)
I, Tonya (dir. Craig Gillespie)
Your Name. (dir. Makoto Shinkai)
Better Watch Out (dir. Chris Peckover)
Free Solo (dir. Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi)
Brad’s Status (dir. Mike White)
Catfight (dir. Onur Tutel)
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special,
Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (dir. Chris Smith)
Automatic at Sea (dir. Matthew Lessner)
Hostiles (dir. Scott Cooper)


Princess Cyd (dir. Stephen Cone)
Obit. (dir. Vanessa Gould)
Clash (dir. Mohamed Diab)
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (dir. André Øvredal)
My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea (dir. Dash Shaw)
David Lynch: The Art Life
(dir. Jon Nguyen, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, and Rick Barnes)
Nerdland (dir. Chris Prynoski)
Cold Ground (dir. Fabien Delage)
Before I Wake (Somnia) / Gerald’s Game (dir. Mike Flanagan)
Coco (dir. Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina)
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (dir. Angela Robinson)
Bad Day for the Cut (dir. Chris Baugh)


Donald Cried (dir. Kristopher Avedikian)
Dina (dir. Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles)
Karl Marx City (dir. Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker)
The Big Sick (dir. Michael Showalter)
Frantz (dir. François Ozon)
The Little Hours (dir. Jeff Baena)
Being 17 (dir. André Téchiné)
Mass for Shut-Ins (dir. Winston DeGiobbi)
The Levelling (dir. Hope Dickson Leach)
A Fantastic Woman (dir. Sebastián Lelio)


The Force (dir. Peter Nicks)
I, Olga (Já, Olga Hepnarová) (dir. Petr Kazda and Tomás Weinrebe)
Una (dir. Benedict Andrews)
Split (dir. M. Night Shyamalan)
Blue My Mind (dir. Lisa Brühlmann)
The Lego Batman Movie (dir. Chris McKay)
A Girl, a Part (dir. Elisabeth Subrin)
Alias Maria (dir. José Luis Rugeles)
The Void (dir. Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski)
Star Wars: the Last Jedi (dir. Rian Johnson)


The Teacher (dir. Jan Hrebejk)
All This Panic (dir. Jenny Gage)
Tragedy Girls (dir. Tyler MacIntyre)
The Greatest Showman (dir. Michael Gracey)
Driftwood (dir. Paul Taylor)
Dig Two Graves (dir. Hunter Adams)
Spiderman: Homecoming (dir. Jon Watts)


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Housewife (dir. Can Evrenol)
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (dir. Jake Kasdan)
Beauty and the Beast (dir. Bill Condon)


2016

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Manchester by the Sea (dir. Kenneth Lonergan)
Krisha (dir. Trey Edward Shults)
Tower (dir. Keith Maitland)
The Witch: A New England Folk-Tale (dir. Robert Eggers)
Mountains May Depart (dir. Jia Zhangke)
The Handmaiden (dir. Chan-wook Park)
The Love Witch (dir. Anna Biller)
Little Men (dir. Ira Sachs)
Évolution (dir. Lucile Hadžihalilović)
Graduation (Bacalaureat) (dir. Cristian Mungiu)


HONOURABLE SELECTIONS

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HORACE & PETE (1916 – 2016)

Episodes 1 – 10 (dir. Louis C.K.)


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O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA

Parts 1 – 5 (dir. Ezra Edelman, 2016)


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THE CLUSTER FUCK TRILOGY

Green Room (dir. Jeremy Saulnier, 2016)
Blue Ruin (dir. Jeremy Saulnier, 2014)
Murder Party (dir. Jeremy Saulnier, 2007)


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OFF THE AIR

Christine (dir. Antonio Campos, 2016)
Kate Plays Christine (dir. Robert Greene, 2016)


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MOORE CARE

Fahrenheit 11/9 (dir. Michael Moore, 2018)
Michael Moore in Trumpland (dir. Michael Moore, 2016)
Where to Invade Next (dir. Michael Moore, 2015)
Capitalism: A Love Story (dir. Michael Moore, 2009)
Sicko (dir. Michael Moore, 2007)
Fahrenheit 9/11 (dir. Michael Moore, 2004)
Bowling for Columbine (dir. Michael Moore, 2002)
The Big One (dir. Michael Moore, 1997)
Roger and Me (dir. Michael Moore, 1989)


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THE SAME AGE

Everybody Wants Some!! (dir. Richard Linklater, 2016)
Boyhood (dir. Richard Linklater, 2014)
Dazed and Confused (dir. Richard Linklater, 1993)


Weiner-Dog (dir. Todd Solondz)
Elle (dir. Paul Verhoeven)
The Fits (dir. Anna Rose Holmer)
Princess (dir. Tali Shalom-Ezer)
The Invitation (dir. Karyn Kusama)
A Monster Calls (dir. J.A. Bayona)
Nocternal Animals (dir. Tom Ford)
Creepy (dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
De Palma (dir. Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow)
The Eyes of My Mother (dir. Nicolas Pesce)


The Hunt for the Wilderpeople (dir. Taika Waititi)
April and the Extraordinary World (dir. Franck Ekinci and Christian Desmares)
Tale of Tales (dir. Matteo Garrone)
Disorder (Maryland) (dir. Alice Winocour)
Jackie / Neruda / The Club (dir. Pablo Larraín)
Love & Friendship (dir. Whit Stillman)
Little Sister (dir. Zach Clark)
Moonlight (dir. Barry Jenkins)
Cameraperson (dir. Kirsten Johnson)
Paterson (dir. Jim Jarmusch)


MORE MOVIES (30-60)

The Girl with All the Gifts (dir. Colm McCarthy)
Under the Shadow (dir. Babak Anvari)
Certain Women (dir. Kelly Reichardt)
Arrival (dir. Denis Villeneuve)
Ethel & Ernest (dir. Roger Mainwood)
Always Shine (dir. Sophia Dakar)
Under the Sun (dir. Vitaliy Manskiy)
After Love (dir. Joachim Lafosse)
The Innocents (Les Innocentes) (dir. Anne Fontaine)


Newtown (dir. Kim A. Snyder)
The Automatic Hate (dir. Justin Lerner)
Toni Erdmann (dir. Maren Ade)
Kubo and the Two Strings (dir. Travis Knight)
Dolores (dir. Michael Rössel)
The Salesman (dir. Asghar Farhadi)
Sing Street (dir. John Carney)
A Monster with a Thousand Heads (dir. Rodrigo Plá)
Les Démons (dir. Philippe Lesage)
Blue Jay (dir. Alex Lehmann)


Pete’s Dragon (dir. David Lowery)
Hell or High Water (dir. David Mackenzie)
The Edge of Seventeen (dir. Kelly Fremon Craig)
Rams (dir. Grímur Hákonarson)
Born to be Blue (dir. Robert Budreau)
Aquarius (dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho)
How Heavy This Hammer (dir. Kazik Radwanski)
The Phenom (dir. Noah Buschel)
The People Garden (dir. Nadia Litz)
Pervert Park (dir. Frida Barkfors and Lasse Barkfors)


MORE MOVIES (60-90)

Sunset Song (dir. Terrance Davies)
Fences (dir. Denzel Washington)
I Smile Back (dir. Adam Salky)
Eye in the Sky (dir. Gavin Hood)
Fatima (dir. Philippe Faucon)
Life, Animated (dir. Roger Ross Williams)
High-Rise (dir. Ben Wheatley)
Hail, Ceasar! (dir. Joel and Ethan Coen)
The Meddler (dir. Lorene Scafaria)
Things to Come (L’avenir) (dir. Mia Hansen-Løve)


A Bigger Splash (dir. Luca Guadagnino)
The Witness (dir. James D. Solomon)
Viktoria (dir. Maya Vitkova)
Train to Busan (dir. Sang-ho Yeon)
The Unknown Girl (dir. Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne)
13th (dir. Ava DuVernay)
The Greasy Strangler (dir. Jim Hosking)
The Mermaid (dir. Stephen Chow)
13 Cameras (aka Slumlord) (dir. Victor Zarcoff)
Demon (dir. Marcin Wrona)


King Jack (dir. Felix Thompson)
Prevenge (dir. Alice Lowe)
Men & Chicken (dir. Anders Thomas Jensen)
The Wailing (dir. Na Hong-jin)
Original Bliss (Gleißendes Glück) (dir. Sven Taddicken)
Holidays – Father’s Day (dir. Anthony Scott Burns)
Queen of Katwe (dir. Mira Nair)
Endless Poetry (dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky)
The Confirmation (dir. Bob Nelson)
10 Cloverfield Lane (dir. Dan Trachtenberg)


MORE MOVIES (90-120)

After the Storm (dir. Hirokazu Korea)
20th Century Women (dir. Mike Mills)
Tom and the Farm (dir. Tony Stone)
Cosmos (dir. Andrzej Zulawski)
Darling (dir. Mickey Keating)
Hello Destroyer (dir. Kevan Funk)
In the Valley of Violence (dir. Ti West)
The Neon Demon (dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)
Moana (dir. Ron Clements and John Musker)
A Man Called Ove (dir. Hannes Holm)


Sausage Party (dir. Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon)
Sin Alas (Without Wings) (dir. Ben Chace)
Mia Madre (dir. Nanni Moretti)
Aferim! (dir. Radu Jude)
Land and Shade (dir. César Augusto Acevedo)
I Don’t Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman (dir. Marianne Lambert)
Beware the Slenderman (dir. Irene Taylor Brodsky)
La La Land (dir. Damien Chazelle)
Glassland (dir. Gerard Barrett)


Boundaries (Pays) (dir. Chloé Robichaud)
Goat (dir. Andrew Neel)
Do Not Resist (dir. Craig Atkinson)
American Honey (dir. Andrea Arnold)
Beyoncé: Lemonade (dir. Kahlil Joseph and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter)
Marguerite (dir. Xavier Giannoli)
Old Stone (Lao Shi) (dir. Johnny Ma)
Midnight Special (dir. Jeff Nichols)
Don’t Think Twice (dir. Mike Birbiglia)
The Hollars (dir. John Krasinski)


MORE MOVIES 120-150)

First Girl I Loved (dir. Kerem Sanga)
Three (dir. Johnnie To)
Maggie’s Plan (dir. Rebecca Miller)
River (dir. Jamie M. Dagg)
Tickled (dir. David Farrier and Dylan Reeve)
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (dir. Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone)
The Age of Shadows (dir. Jee-woon Kim)
Miss Hokusai (dir. Keiichi Hara)
Truman (dir. Cesc Gay)
Kung Fu Panda 3 (dir. Alessandro Carloni and Jennifer Yuh)


Klown Forever (dir. Mikkel Nørgaard)
Standing Tall (dir. Emmanuelle Bercot)
In Order of Disappearance (dir. Hans Petter Moland)
Hidden Figures (dir. Theodore Melfi)
Mean Dreams (dir. Nathan Morlando)
The Alchemist Cookbook (dir. Joel Potrykus)
Hello, My Name is Doris (dir. Michael Showalter)
Dementia (dir. Mike Testin)
Rouge One: A Star Wars Story (dir. Gareth Edwards)
Elvis and Nixon (dir. Liza Johnson)
Batman: The Killing Joke (dir. Sam Liu)


Southbound
The Way Out & The Way In (dir. Radio Silence)
Siren (dir. Roxanne Benjamin)
Accident (The Finest One – dir. David Bruckner)
Jailbreak (dir. Patrick Horvath)
Personal Shopper (dir. Olivier Assayas)
Rats (dir. Morgan Spurlock)
Bleak Street (dir. Arturo Ripstein)
Antibirth (dir. Danny Perez)
Captain Fantastic (dir. Matt Ross)
The Jungle Book (dir. Jon Favreau)
A Second Chance (dir. Susanne Bier)
Mascots (dir. Christopher Guest)
Valley of Love (dir. Guillaume Nicloux)


MORE MOVIES (150-165)

Dreams Rewired (dir. Manu Luksch and Martin Reinhart)
Neither Heaven Nor Earth (dir. Clément Cogitate)
The Lovers & the Despot (dir. Ross Adam and Robert Cannan)
Girls Lost (Pojkarna) (dir. Alexandra-Therese Keining)
Moka (dir. Frédéric Mermoud)
Ghostbusters (dir. Paul Feig)
Deadpool (dir. Tim Miller)
The Nice Guys (dir. Shane Black)
Pee Wee’s Big Holiday (dir. John Lee)
Hush (dir. Mike Flanagan)


Captain America: Civil War (dir. Joe Russo and Anthony Russo)
Zootopia (dir. Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Jared Bush)
The Dressmaker (dir. Jocelyn Moorhouse)
The Finest Hours (dir. Craig Gillespie)
The Shallows (dir. Jaume Collet-Serra)
The Wave (dir. Roar Uthaug)
For the Plasma (dir. Bingham Bryant and Kyle Molzan)
Phantom Boy (dir. Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol)


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The Intestine (dir. Lev Lewis)


2015

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The Lobster (dir. Yorgos Lanthimos)
Anomalisa (dir. Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman)
The Diary of a Teenage Girl (dir. Marielle Heller)
Mad Max: Fury Road (Diesel Hue / Black and Chrome) (dir. George Miller)
45 Years (dir. Andrew Haigh)
Carol (dir. Todd Haynes)
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (dir. Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz)
Buzzard (dir. Joel Potrykus)
Something, Anything (dir. Paul Harrill)
Man from Reno (dir. Dave Boyle)


HONOURABLE SELECTIONS

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BLOCK. LIGHT. REHEARSE. STRANGLE.

The Look of Silence (dir. Joshua Oppenheimer, 2015)
The Act of Killing: The Director’s Cut
(dir. Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn, 2013)


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A TRILOGY ABOUT BEING A HUMAN BEING

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
En Duva Satt på en Gren och Funderade på Tillvaron
(dir. Roy Andersson, 2015)
You, The Living (Du Levande) (dir. Roy Andersson, 2007)
Songs from the Second Floor (Sånger från Andra Våningen)
(dir. Roy Andersson, 2001)


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THE HATEFUL EIGHT in Glorious 70mm! (dir. Quentin Tarantino)


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GANGS OF WASSEYPUR: Parts 1 and 2 (dir. Anurag Kashyap)


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Sonderkommandos’ Requiem

Son of Saul (Saul Fia) (dir. László Nemes, 2015)
The Grey Zone (dir. Tim Blake Nelson, 2002)


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FREE JAFAR PANAHI

Jafar Panahi’s Taxi (Taxi Tehran) (dir. Jafar Panahi, 2015)
Closed Curtain (Jafar Panahi and Kambuzia Partovi, 2013)
This Is Not a Film (In Film Nist)
(dir. Mojtaba Mirtahmasb and Jafar Panahi, 2012)


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THE QUAY BROTHERS in 35mm

Quay (dir. Christopher Nolan, 2015)
In Absentia (dir. Stephen Quay and Timothy Quay, 2000)
The Comb (dir. Stephen Quay and Timothy Quay, 1991)
Street of Crocodiles (dir. Stephen Quay and Timothy Quay, 1986)


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BILLY ROWAN (Age 9 and 18)

Queen & Country (dir. John Boorman, 2015)
Hope and Glory (dir. John Boorman, 1987)


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SHOW ME A HERO: THE MINISERIES

Parts 1 – 6 (dir. Paul Haggis)


Experimenter (dir. Michael Almereyda)
Louder Than Bombs (dir. Joachim Trier)
The Ocean of Helena Lee (dir. Jim Akin)
Chronic (dir. Michel Franco)
Girlhood (Bande de Filles) (dir. Céline Sciamma)
Mustang (dir. Deniz Gamze Ergüven)
Love & Mercy (dir. Bill Pohlad)
Breathe (Respire) (dir. Mélanie Laurent)
The Falling (dir. Carol Morley)
Nasty Baby (dir. Sebastián Silva)
CONTINUE READING ►

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Movie Review: INCENDIES (2011)

Written by Christopher Beaubien • January 28, 2011 • Start the Discussion!

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The Elegance and Dread of an Equation

Nawal Marwan is dead. She is survived by her twin children Jeanne and Simon, both in their late twenties and living in Montreal. They sit before the notary Jean Lebel (Rémy Girard) who had employed Nawal (Lubna Azabal) as his secretary for years. He has always considered them all to be a part of his family. The room is still and unbearably quiet. As he reads Nawal’s final will and testament aloud, Jeanne (Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin) and Simon (Maxim Gaudette) are disturbed by their mother’s final request. She wants to be buried naked facing the ground without a headstone to identify her. Where did this self-loathing come from? Jeanne keeps her composure and listens. Simon goes berserk over how cold and insane their mother was. He will not respect her wishes.

Professionally bound to secrecy about Nawal’s mysterious past, Jean emphasizes how grave this situation is: “Childhood is a knife stuck in the back of your throat. It cannot be easily removed.” Nawal will only accept a dignified burial on the condition that Jeanne and Simon accomplish a mission to redeem her. Two sealed letters lie on the notary’s desk. One is addressed to their estranged father whom they’ve thought was dead. The other one is news, a long-lost brother who was named “Nihad of May”. Their task is to find and then deliver their letters to them. Simon refuses to participate. After some soul-searching, Jeanne sets off to discover what regrets her mother had kept silent.

We cross back and forth between the divide of Jeanne’s daunting search and Nawal’s past. It is striking how much the two women resemble one another. Their determination and resolve is matched by their ethereal, solemn beauty. Their paths are separated only by decades as Jeanne follows her mother’s footprints in Lebanon from the North to the horrors in the South. For every startling chapter that closes on Nawal’s life, Jeanne comes much closer to solving the mystery. The question of ever figuring it out turns into another one supplemented by a great reluctance akin to rolling over a rock to expose the maggots underneath.

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The Best Films of 2009’s First Half

Written by Christopher Beaubien • July 19, 2009 • Start the Discussion!

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Moon (dir. Duncan Jones)
Goodbye Solo (dir. Ramin Bahrani)
(500) Days of Summer (dir. Marc Webb)
Nightwatching (dir. Peter Greenaway)
The Hurt Locker (dir. Kathryn Bigelow)


Coraline (dir. Henry Selick)
Gomorrah (dir. Matteo Garrone)
Polytechnique (dir. Denis Villeneuve)
Revanche (dir. Götz Spielmann)
Up (dir. Pete Docter and Bob Peterson)


Tokyo Sonata (dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
Knowing (dir. Alex Proyas)
O’ Horten (dir. Bent Hamer)
Lymelife (As Seen at the TIFF 2008, dir. Derick Martini)
Drag Me To Hell (dir. Sam Raimi)


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The Best Films of 2000

Written by Christopher Beaubien • April 20, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

American Psycho (dir. Mary Harron)
You Can Count On Me (dir. Kenneth Lonergan)
Werckmeister Harmonies (dir. Béla Tarr)
Panic (dir. Henry Bromell)
The Terrorist (dir. Santosh Sivan)
Yi Yi (dir. Edward Yang)
Shadow of the Vampire (dir. E. Elias Merhige)
Quills (dir. Philip Kaufman)
Girl on the Bridge (dir. Patrice Leconte)
Requiem for a Dream (dir. Darren Aronofsky)
Almost Famous (dir. Cameron Crowe)
Traffic (dir. Steven Soderbergh)
Sexy Beast (dir. Jonathan Glazer)
George Washington (dir. David Gordon Green)
Wonder Boys (dir. Curtis Hanson)
Code Unknown (dir. Michael Haneke)
Memento (dir. Christopher Nolan)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (dir. Ang Lee)
Unbreakable (dir. M. Night Shyamalan)
Chicken Run (dir. Nick Park)
Dinner Rush (dir. Bob Giraldi)
The Claim (dir. Michael Winterbottom)
My Dog Skip (dir. Jay Russell)
Amores Perros (dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu)
Diamond Men (dir. Dan Cohen)
The Gleaners & I (dir. Agnès Varda)
Maelström (dir. Denis Villeneuve)
Dancer in the Dark (dir. Lars von Trier)
The Cell (dir. Tarsem)
Under the Sand (dir. François Ozon)
High Fidelity (dir. Stephen Frears)
The Contender (dir. Rob Lurie)
Best in Show (dir. Christopher Guest)
Pollock (dir. Ed Harris)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (dir. Joel Coen)
Faithless (dir. Liv Ullmann)
In the Mood for Love (dir. Kar Wai Wong)
The Emperor’s New Groove (dir. Mark Dindal)
The Dish (dir. Rob Sitch)
The Widow of Saint-Pierre (dir. Patrice Leconte)
Ginger Snaps (dir. John Fawcett)
The Crimson Rivers (dir. Mathieu Kassovitz)
Everything Put Together (dir. Marc Forster)
Tigerland (dir. Joel Schumacher)
The Isle (dir. Ki-duk Kim)
Cast Away (dir. Robert Zemeckis)
Space Cowboys (dir. Clint Eastwood)
Dr. T & the Women (dir. Robert Altman)
Gladiator (dir. Ridley Scott)
Chuck & Buck (dir. Miguel Arteta)

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MOVIE REVIEWS

Written by Christopher Beaubien • June 02, 2009 • Start the Discussion!

In Auteurical Order:

A

Alfredson, Tomas
Let the Right One In (2008)

Anderson, Wes
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Aronofsky, Darren
The Wrestler (2008)


B

Burstein, Nanette
American Teen (2008)


C

Castle, William
House on Haunted Hill (1959)

Coen, Joel and Ethan
Burn After Reading (2008)

Craven, Wes
The Deadly Friend (1986)


D

Daniels, Lee
Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire (2009)

Dante, Joe
Matinee (1993)

Durkin, Sean
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)


E


F


G

Greenaway, Peter
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1990)


H

Haigh, Andrew
Weekend (2011)


I


J


K

Kaufman, Charlie
Synecdoche, New York (2008)


L

Leigh, Mike
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

Linklater, Richard
Bernie (2012)

Lumet, Sidney
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)


M

Malone, William
House on Haunted Hill (1999)

Marsh, James
Man on Wire (2008)

McDonagh, John
In Bruges (2008)

Melnick, Huck
Hardly Bear to Look at You (2009)

Moore, Michael
Slacker Uprising (2008)

Morris, Errol
Standard Operating Procedure (2008)


N

Nolan, Christopher
The Dark Knight (2008)


O


P

Puenzo, Lucía
XXY (2008)


R

Reichardt, Kelly
Wendy and Lucy (2008)


S

Scherfig, Lone
An Education (2009)

Selick, Henry
Coraline (2009)

Shyamalan, M. Night
The Happening (2008)

Singh, Tarsem
The Fall (2008)

Soderbergh, Steven
The Informant! (2009)

Spielberg, Steven
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)


T


U


V

Van Sant, Gus
Milk (2008)

Villeneuve, Denis
Incendies (2010)


W


X


Y


Z


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