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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


2020

Light From Light (dir. Paul Harrill)
Bacurau (dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles)
Ordinary Love (dir. Lisa Barros D’Sa)
Swallow (dir. Carlo Mirabella-Davis)
Family Romances, LLC (dir. Werner Herzog)
The Assistant (dir. Kitty Green)


2019

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (dir. Quentin Tarantino)
Uncut Gems (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)
The Sower (dir. Marine Francen)
The Nightingale (dir. Jennifer Kent)
The Ground Beneath My Feet (dir. Marie Kreutzer)
Honeyland (dir. Tamara Kotevska and Ljubo Stefanov)


HONOURABLE SELECTIONS

The UP Documentaries

63 Up (dir. Michael Apted, 2019)
56 Up (dir. Michael Apted, 2012)
49 Up (dir. Michael Apted, 2005)
42 Up (dir. Michael Apted, 1998)
35 Up (dir. Michael Apted, 1991)
28 Up (dir. Michael Apted, 1984)
21 Up (dir. Michael Apted, 1977)
7 Plus Seven (dir. Michael Apted, 1970)
Seven Up! (dir. Paul Almond, 1964)


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


An Officer and a Spy (J’Accuse) (dir. Roman Polanski)
Ford v Ferrari (dir. James Mangold)
Synonyms (dir. Nadav Lapid)
Monos (dir. Alejandro Landes)
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (dir. Joe Talbot)
Passage of Birds (dir. Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (dir. Céline Sciamma)
The Irishman (I Heard You Paint Houses) (dir. Martin Scorsese)
The Souvenir (dir. Joanna Hogg)
Marriage Story (dir. Noah Baumbach)


Greener Grass (dir. Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe)
The Mountain (dir. Rick Alverson)
Aniara (dir. Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja)
Parasite (dir. Bong Joon Ho)
Sorry We Missed You (dir. Ken Loach)
The Lighthouse (dir. Robert Eggers)
Richard Jewell (dir. Clint Eastwood)
In Fabric (dir. Peter Strickland)
Them That Follow (dir. Britt Poulton and Dan Madison Savage)
Peterloo (dir. Mike Leigh)


MORE MOVIES (30-60)

The Lodge (dir. Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz)
Diane (dir. Kent Jones)
Deerskin (dir. Quentin Dupieux)
Waves (dir. Trey Edward Shults)
The Fall (dir. Johnathan Glazer)
The Last to See Them (dir. Sara Summa)
Birthday (dir. Jong-un Lee)
The Wind (dir. Emma Tammi)
Chained for Life (dir. Aaron Schimberg)
The Art of the Self-Defense (dir. Riley Stearns)


The Dead Don’t Die (dir. Jim Jarmusch)
The Farewell (dir. Lulu Wang)
Atlantics (dir. Mati Diop)
Her Smell (dir. Alex Ross Perry)
Colour Out of Space (dir. Richard Stanley)
Diamantino (dir. Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt)
Gwen (dir. William McGregor)
Paddleton (dir. Alexandre Lehmann)
Balloon (dir. Pema Tseden)
Little Joe (dir. Jessica Hausner)


I Lost My Body (dir. Jérémy Clapin)
Climax (dir. Gaspar Noé)
Alita: Battle Angel (dir. Robert Rodriguez)
Motherless Brooklyn (dir. Edward Norton)
The Hole in the Ground (dir. Lee Cronin)
The Girl on the Third Floor (dir. Travis Stevens)
Pain and Glory (dir. Pedro Almodóvar)
Charlie Says (dir. Mary Harron)
Black Mother (dir. Khalik Allah)
La Quietude (dir. Pablo Trapero)


MORE MOVIES (60-85)

Buoyancy (dir. Rodd Rathjen)
Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (dir. Issa López)
Joker (in 70mm) (dir. Todd Phillips)
Culture Shock (dir. Gigi Saul Guerrero)
Little Women (dir. Greta Gerwig)
Piercing (dir. Nicolas Pesce)
Young Ahmed (dir. Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne)
Hail Satan? (dir. Penny Lane)
Us (dir. Jordan Peele)
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (dir. Vince Gilligan)


Toy Story 4 (dir. Josh Cooley)
Koko-di Koko-da (dir. Johannes Nyholm)
Wild Rose (dir. Tom Harper)
Joan of Arc (Jeanne) (dir. Bruno Dumont)
The Image Book (dir. Jean-Luc Godard)
Blurred Visions (dir. Ivan Elmer)
A Hidden Life (dir. Terrance Malick)
Booksmart (dir. Olivia Wilde)
Come to Daddy (dir. Ant Timpson)
Knife+Heart (dir. Yann Gonzalez)


Knives Out (dir. Rian Johnson)
Scream Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street
(dir. Roman Chimienti and Tyler Jensen)
The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open
(dir. Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn)
Beyond the Woods (dir. Brayden DeMorest-Purdy)
Sawah (dir. Adolf El Assal)


DUSTBIN
Frozen II (dir. Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck)
Harriet (dir. Kasi Lemmons)


2018

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Hereditary (dir. Ari Aster)
First Reformed (dir. Paul Schrader)
Where is Kyra? (dir. Andrew Dosunmu)
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)
Good Manners (dir. Marco Dutra and Juliana Rojas)
Thoroughbreds (dir. Cory Finley)


HONOURABLE SELECTIONS

ERROL MORRIS’ FIRST PERSON FEATURES

PRESENTED (MOSTLY) IN

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American Dharma (dir. Errol Morris, 2018)
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
Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara
(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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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)
Under the Silver Lake (dir. David Robert Mitchell)
The Double Lover (dir. François Ozon)
The Rider (dir. Chloé Zhao)
The Breadwinner (dir. Nora Twomey)
Vox Lux (dir. Brady Corbet)
Borders (Gräns) (dir. Ali Abbasi)
Sicilian Ghost Story (dir. Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza)
Under the Tree (dir. Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson)


The Red Phallus (dir. Tashi Gyeltshen)
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (dir. Marielle Heller)
Leave No Trace (dir. Debra Granik)
School’s Out (L’heure de la Sortie) (dir. Sébastien Marnier)
Who We Are Now (dir. Matthew Newton)
Holiday (dir. Isabella Eklöf)
Lean on Pete (dir. Andrew Haigh)
Game Night (dir. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein)
The Charmer (dir. Milad Alami)
Love After Love (dir. Russell Harbaugh)
Including: Rolling on the Floor Laughing (dir. Russell Harbaugh, 2011)


MORE MOVIES (30-60)

A Beautiful Sun Inside (Un Beau Soleil Interieur)
(AKA Let the Sunshine In) (dir. Claire Denis)
Petra (dir. Jaime Rosales)
Upgrade (dir. Leigh Whannell)
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (dir. Gus Van Sant)
The Great Pretender (dir. Nathan Silver)
Summer, 1993 (dir. Carla Simón)
People’s Republic of Desire (dir. Hao Wu)
Relaxer (dir. Joel Potrykus)
Isle of Dogs (dir. Wes Anderson)
Madeline’s Madeline (dir. Josephine Decker)


Zama (dir. Lucrecia Martel)
The Dead Center (dir. Billy Senese)
Sorry to Bother You (dir. Boots Riley)
Everybody Knows (dir. Asghar Farhadi)
Shadow (dir. Yimou Zhang)
Three Identical Strangers (dir. Tim Wardle)
The Load (dir. Ognjen Glavonic)
Support the Girls (dir. Andrew Bujalski)
Private Life (dir. Tamara Jenkins)
Widows (dir. Steve McQueen)


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
(dir. Peter Ramsey, Robert Persichetti Jr., Rodney Rothman, Bob Persichetti)
The Grief of Others (dir. Patrick Wang)
Revenge (dir. Coralie Fargeat)
BlacKkKlansman (dir. Spike Lee)
Shoplifters / The Third Murder (dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda)
Destroyer (dir. Karyn Kusama)
Dogman (dir. Matteo Garrone)
The Death of Stalin (dir. Armando Iannucci)
Roma (dir. Alfonso Cuarón)
The Guilty (dir. Gustav Möller)


MORE MOVIES (60-90)

Cold War (dir. Pawel Pawlikowski)
Filmworker (dir. Tony Zierra)
Minding the Gap (dir. Bing Liu)
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (dir. Stephen Nomura Schible)
You Were Never Really Here (dir. Lynne Ramsay)
Styx (dir. Wolfgang Fischer)
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (dir. Morgan Neville)
Thunder Road (dir. Jim Cummings)
Golden Exits (dir. Alex Ross Perry)
Calibre (dir. Matt Palmer)


The Land of Steady Habits (dir. Nicole Holofcener)
The Tale (dir. Jennifer Fox)
The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (dir. Patrick Imbert and Benjamin Renner)
Gemini (dir. Aaron Katz)
The Wolf House (dir. Joaquin Cociña and Cristóbal León)
Suspiria (dir. Luca Guadagnino)
McQueen (dir. Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui)
Marlina: The Murderer in Four Acts (dir. Mouly Surya)
One Cut for the Dead (dir. Shin’ichirô Ueda)
The Old Man & the Gun (dir. David Lowery)


Hale County This Morning, This Evening (dir. RaMell Ross)
Mirai (dir. Mamoru Hosoda)
No One Will Ever Know (dir. Jesús Torres Torres)
Ash is Pure White (dir. Zhangke Jia)
Angels Wear White (dir. Vivian Qu)
The Insult (dir. Ziad Doueiri)
Long Day’s Journey into Night (in 3D) (dir. Gan Bi)
Green Book (dir. Peter Farrelly)
The King (dir. Eugene Jarecki)
Hal (dir. Amy Scott)


MORE MOVIES (90-123)

Dark River (dir. Clio Barnard)
Meeting Gorbachev (dir. Werner Herzog and André Singer)
Pity (dir. Babis Makridis)
In the Aisles (dir. Thomas Stuber)
Halloween (dir. David Gordon Green)
Annihilation (dir. Alex Garland)
Blindspotting (dir. Carlos López Estrada)
Black Panther (dir. Ryan Coogler)
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)
Bernard and Huey (dir. Dan Mirvish)
November (dir. Rainer Sarnet)
The Happy Prince (dir. Rupert Everett)
Unsane (dir. Steven Soderbergh)
Last Summer (dir. Jon Jones)
Teen Titans GO! To The Movies (dir. Peter Rida Michail and Aaron Horvath)
Eighth Grade (dir. Bo Burnham)
The Endless (dir. Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead)
Hitler’s Hollywood (dir. Rüdiger Suchsland)


The Miseducation of Cameron Post (dir. Desiree Akhavan)
What Keeps You Alive (dir. Colin Minihan)
Fugue (dir. Agnieszka Smoczynska)
Beast (dir. Michael Pearce)
Lizzie (dir. Craig Macneill)
Dark Fortune (Finsteres Glück) (dir. Stefan Haupt)
Deadpool 2 (dir. David Leitch)
Mom and Dad (dir. Brian Taylor)
Fast Color (dir. Julia Hart)
A Quiet Place (dir. John Krasinski)


Ralph Breaks the Internet (dir. Rich Moore and Phil Johnston)
Lifechanger (dir. Justin McConnell)
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

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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)


Marrowbone (dir. Sergio G. Sánchez)
A Ghost Story (dir. David Lowrey)
A Dark Song (dir. Liam Gavin)
Brawl in Cell Block 99 (dir. S. Craig Zahler)
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)
Hounds of Love (dir. Ben Young)
Lady Bird (dir. Greta Gerwig)


Nocturama (dir. Bertrand Bonello)
I, Daniel Blake (dir. Ken Loach)
Thelma (dir. Joachim Trier)
Okja (dir. Joon-ho Bong)
Manifesto (dir. Julian Rosefeldt)
The Transfiguration (dir. Michael O’Shea)
In the Fade (dir. Faith Akin)
Werewolf (dir. Ashley McKenzie)
Harmonium (Fuchi Ni Tatsu) (dir. Kôji Fukada)
Wonderstruck (dir. Todd Haynes)


MORE MOVIES (30-60)

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (dir. Pedro Rivero and Alberto Vázquez)
The Lovers (dir. Azazel Jacobs)
The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches (dir. Simon Lavoie)
Take Me (dir. Pat Healy)
Two Irenes (dir. Fabio Meira)
Baby Driver (dir. Edgar Wright)
1945 (dir. Ferenc Török)
My Friend Dahmer (dir. Marc Meyers)
The Bad Batch (dir. Ana Lily Amirpour)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (dir. Martin McDonagh)


The Greenaway Alphabet (dir.  (dir. Saskia Boddeke)
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)
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
(dir. Joseph Cedar)
Suntan (dir. Argyris Papadimitropoulos)
Casting Jonbenet (dir. Kitty Green)
Rat Film (dir. Theo Anthony)
The Other Side of Hope (Aki Kaurismäki)


Lowlife (dir. Ryan Prows)
78/52 (dir. Alexandre O. Philippe)
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)
Mudbound (dir. Dee Rees)
Sylvio (dir. Kentucker Audley and Albert Birney)
The Shape of Water (dir. Guillermo del Toro)
Kong: Skull Island (dir. Jordan Vogt-Roberts)


MORE MOVIES (60-90)

Lemon (dir. Janicza Bravo)
Thirst Street (dir. Nathan Silver)
Dunkirk (70mm IMAX) (dir. Christopher Nolan)
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (dir. Noah Baumbach)
Jeannette, The Childhood of Joan of Arc (dir. Bruno Dumont)
Sweet Virginia (dir. Jamie M. Dagg)
The Square (dir. Ruben Östlund)
Life (dir. Daniel Espinosa)
Beatrix at Dinner (dir. Miguel Arteta)
Berlin Syndrome (dir. Cate Shortland)


Escapes (dir. Michael Almereyda)
Your Name. (dir. Makoto Shinkai)
Better Watch Out (dir. Chris Peckover)
Colossal (dir. Nacho Vigalondo)
Land of Mine (dir. Martin Zandvliet)
Lucky (dir. John Carroll Lynch)
Western (dir. Valeska Grisebach)
Ex Libris: New York Public Library (dir. Frederick Wiseman)
Dayveon (dir. Amman Abbasi)
The Girl Without Hands (dir. Sébastien Laudenbach)


The Founder (dir. John Lee Hancock)
Untamed (La Región Salvaje) (dir. Amat Escalante)
Loving Vincent (dir. Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman)
Happy End (dir. Michael Haneke)
Come Down Molly (dir. Gregory Kohn)
The Ardennes (dir. Robin Pront)
Girls Trip (dir. Malcolm D. Lee)
The Devil’s Candy (dir. Sean Byrne)
The Party (dir. Sally Potter)
Becoming Astrid (dir. Pernille Fischer Christensen)


MORE MOVIES (90-120)

Wonder Woman (dir. Patty Jenkins)
The Ornithologist (dir. João Pedro Rodrigues)
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (dir. André Øvredal)
Nerdland (dir. Chris Prynoski)
Columbus (dir. Kogonada)
Greta (dir. Neil Jordan)
120 BPM (Beats Per Minute) (dir. Robin Campillo)
Apprentice (dir. Junfeng Boo)
Call Me By Your Name (dir. Luca Guadagnino)
Mary and the Witch’s Flower (dir. Hiromasa Yonebayashi)
I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore. (dir. Macon Blair)


Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (dir. David Soren)
Maudie (dir. Aisling Walsh)
The Student (dir. Kirill Serebrennikov)
Logan (dir. James Mangold)
The Evil Within (dir. Andrew Getty)
Get Me Roger Stone (dir. Morgan Pehme, Dylan Bank and Daniel DiMauro)
Afterimage (dir. Andrzej Wajda)
I, Tonya (dir. Craig Gillespie)
In This Corner of the World (dir. Sunao Katabuchi)
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)
Cold Ground (dir. Fabien Delage)
Donald Cried (dir. Kristopher Avedikian)
Before I Wake (Somnia) / Gerald’s Game (dir. Mike Flanagan)
Somniloquies (dir. Verena Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor)
I Am Not Your Negro (dir. Raoul Peck)
Sami Blood (dir. Amanda Kernell)
Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (dir. Travis Wilkerson)
Free Solo (dir. Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi)
Brad’s Status (dir. Mike White)


MORE MOVIES (120-159)

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 Changeover (dir. Miranda Harcourt and Stuart McKenzie)
Coco (dir. Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina)
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (dir. Angela Robinson)


Bad Day for the Cut (dir. Chris Baugh)
Dina (dir. Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles)
Karl Marx City (dir. Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker)
Mass for Shut-Ins (dir. Winston DeGiobbi)
The Levelling (dir. Hope Dickson Leach)
The Big Sick (dir. Michael Showalter)
Frantz (dir. François Ozon)
The Little Hours (dir. Jeff Baena)
Being 17 (dir. André Téchiné)
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)
All This Panic (dir. Jenny Gage)


Star Wars: the Last Jedi (dir. Rian Johnson)
The Circle (dir. James Ponsoldt)
The Teacher (dir. Jan Hrebejk)
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)
Radio Mary (dir. Gary Walkow)


DUSTBIN
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)
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Elle (dir. Paul Verhoeven)
Princess (dir. Tali Shalom-Ezer)
The Invitation (dir. Karyn Kusama)
The Fits (dir. Anna Rose Holmer)
A Monster Calls (dir. J.A. Bayona)
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Creepy (dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
The Eyes of My Mother (dir. Nicolas Pesce)


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Tale of Tales (dir. Matteo Garrone)
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Jackie / Neruda / The Club (dir. Pablo Larraín)
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20th Century Women (dir. Mike Mills)
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Fire at the Univerisal Studios Lot

Written by Christopher Beaubien • June 01, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

universalEarly Sunday morning, a fire broke out at the Universal Studios lot in Los Angeles, California. The L.A. Fire Department has released over 300 firefighters to contain it, three of which have been reported injured. The King Kong Exhibit at the Universal Theme Park is badly damaged. The Park was closed for the whole day, leaving over 20,000 visitors locked out. Buildings were left hollowed and gutted by the raging inferno. Several of the original sets for renowned movies such as the courthouse exterior from Robert Zemeckis’ Back to the Future (1985) have been destroyed as well as the sets for the Clint Eastwood film The Changeling (2008), which debuted at Cannes early last month.

A video of the disaster can be seen at the Florida Local 10 website.

This tragedy caused by force of nature brings to mind the sad 2006 ruination of Nick Park’s Aardman Studios that burned down its sets, props, and painstakingly hand-done clay models for the wonderful Wallace and Gromit (1989 – 2002) short films and Chicken Run (2000).

Universal Pictures’ most valued video archive has been scathed. Also burnt to the ground was a warehouse containing vaults of over 40,000 original and master versions of old Universal films. There is a great and crucial blessing that the original negatives of Universal’s history of film was located far away from the erupting fire. The damaged video stock can be replaced. The cause of the fire is still unconfirmed, but a faulty electrical error by a working sound stage for a commercial shoot over the weekend is suspect.

NBC Universal President and Chief Operating Officer Ron Meyer was reported saying that “We have duplicates of everything. Nothing is lost forever.” Thankfully a number of sets including the back lot used for Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960), Norman Bates’ house, is still standing. Millions of dollars have been lost, but not many people were hurt. This is the second of two massive fires at the studio within the last two decades, the first was caused by arson in 1990.

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The Best Films of 2004

Written by Christopher Beaubien • April 24, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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Kill Bill Vol. I & II (dir. Quentin Tarantino)
The Fog of War (dir. Errol Morris)
Kinsey (dir. Bill Condon)
Spiderman 2 (dir. Sam Raimi)
Ripley’s Game (dir. Liliana Cavani)
Million Dollar Baby (dir. Clint Eastwood)
The Incredibles (dir. Brad Bird)
Finding Nemo (dir. Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich)
Baadasssss! (dir. Mario Van Peebles)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (dir. Michel Gondry)
Vera Drake (dir. Mike Leigh)
Closer (dir. Mike Nichols)
Hotel Rwanda (dir. Terry George)
Fahrenheit 9/11 (dir. Michael Moore)
Young Adam (dir. David Mackenzie)
Sideways (dir. Alexander Payne)
Before Sunset (dir. Richard Linklater)
The Aviator (dir. Martin Scorsese)
The Assassination of Richard Nixon (dir. Niels Mueller)
Intimate Strangers (dir. Patrice Leconte)
A Home at the End of the World (dir. Michael Mayer)
Moolaadé (dir. Ousmane Sembene)
3-Iron (dir. Ki-duk Kim)
Undertow (dir. David Gordon Green)
King of the Corner (dir. Peter Riegert)
The Libertine (dir. Laurence Dunmore)
House of Flying Daggers (dir. Yimou Zhang)
Collateral (dir. Michael Mann)
The Terminal (dir. Steven Spielberg)
Dear Frankie (dir. Shona Auerbach)
Maria Full of Grace (dir. Joshua Marston)
Primer (dir. Shane Carruth)
Brothers (dir. Susanne Bier)
Melinda and Melinda (dir. Woody Allen)
When Will I Be Loved (dir. James Toback)
Spartan (dir. David Mamet)
Yesterday (dir. Darrell Roodt)
Darwin’s Nightmare (dir. Hubert Sauper)
My Summer of Love (dir. Pawel Pawlikowski)
The Woodsman (dir. Nicole Kassell)
Down to the Bone (dir. Debra Granik)
Mean Creek (dir. Jacob Aaron Estes)
In the Realms of the Unreal (dir. Jessica Yu)
The Polar Express (dir. Robert Zemeckis)
Turtles Can Fly (dir. Bahman Ghobadi)
The Ladykillers (dir. Joel and Ethan Coen)
Friday Night Lights (dir. Peter Berg and Josh Pate)
Cellular (dir. David R. Ellis)
Howl’s Moving Castle (dir. Hayao Miyazaki)
The Passion of the Christ (dir. Mel Gibson)
Finding Neverland (dir. Marc Forster)
Palindromes (dir. Todd Solondz)
Napoleon Dynamite (dir. Jared Hess)
The Bourne Supremacy (dir. Paul Greengrass)
Tanner on Tanner (dir. Robert Altman)
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (dir. Wes Anderson)
Secret Window (dir. David Koepp)
The Clearing (dir. Pieter Jan Brugge)
Saved! (dir. Brian Dannelly)
The Notebook (dir. Nick Cassavetes)
Shaun of the Dead (dir. Edgar Wright)
The Machinist (dir. Brad Anderson)
Shrek 2 (dir. Andrew Adamson and Kelly Asbury)
Helboy (dir. Guillermo del Toro)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (dir. Gore Verbinski)
Vanity Fair (dir. Mira Nair)
My Mother (dir. Christophe Honoré)

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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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The Best Films of 1997

Written by Christopher Beaubien • April 17, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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Gattaca (dir. Andrew Niccol)
Boogie Nights (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)
L.A. Confidential (dir. Curtis Hanson)
In The Company of Men (dir. Neil LaBute)
Fast, Cheap and Out of Control (dir. Errol Morris)
The Sweet Hereafter (dir. Atom Egoyan)
Men In Black (dir. Barry Sonnenfeld)
Children of Heaven (dir. Majid Majidi)
The Ice Storm (dir. Ang Lee)
Jackie Brown (dir. Quentin Tarantino)
Wag the Dog (dir. Barry Levinson)
Princess Mononoke (dir. Hayao Miyazaki)
Eve’s Bayou (dir. Kasi Lemmons)
The Apostle (dir. Robert Duvall)
Sick: The Life & Death Of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist (dir. Kirby Dick)
Contact (dir. Robert Zemeckis)
Rosewood (dir. John Singleton)
Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown (dir. John Madden)
The Butcher Boy (dir. Neil Jordan)
Maborosi (dir. Hirokazu Kore-Eda)
Funny Games | The Castle (dir. Michael Haneke)
Titanic (dir. James Cameron)
Donnie Brasco (dir. Mike Newell)
Kissed (dir. Lynne Stopkewich)
Chasing Amy (dir. Kevin Smith)
Ponette (dir. Jacques Doillon)
Shiloh (dir. Dale Rosenbloom)
Clockwatchers (dir. Jill Sprecher)
Career Girls (dir. Mike Leigh)
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (dir. Jay Roach)
Suicide Kings (dir. Peter O’Fallon)
Breast Men (dir. Lawrence O’Neil)
Good Will Hunting (dir. Gus Van Sant)
Cube (dir. Vincenzo Natali)
Shall We Dance (dir. Masayuki Suo)
Buffalo ’66 (dir. Vincent Gallo)
Bliss (dir. Lance Young)
Microcosmos: Le Peuple de L’herbe (dir. Claude Nuridsany)
SubUrbia (dir. Richard Linklater)
The Game (dir. David Fincher)
Deconstructing Harry (dir. Woody Allen)
Kundun (dir. Martin Scorsese)
The Full Monty (dir. Peter Cattaneo)
Breakdown (dir. Jonathan Mostow)
Mimic (dir. Guillermo del Toro)
Anastasia (dir. Don Bluth)
As Good as It Gets (dir. James L. Brooks)
My Best Friend’s Wedding (dir. PJ Hogan)
U Turn (dir. Oliver Stone)
Absolute Power | Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
(dir. Clint Eastwood)
Mousehunt (dir. Gore Verbinski)

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