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Turin Horse is far and away my favorite Tarr. Don't need to watch anything else though its all worthwhile.

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Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:28 am
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I'm a fan of austerity in form though, and I do know what his style is generally. Just haven't seen anything by him, from what I hear I'd probably like

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Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:29 am
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I prefer Werckmeister Harmonies and Almanac of the Fall to The Turin Horse

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Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:49 am
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Satantango splits nicely into 3 segments, i think the DVD i rented (Artificial Eye?) has it across 3 discs

but afterword you'll have wanted to have seen it all in one sitting so the 2hrs+ ones will be breezes!


Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:25 am
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I'm a fan of austerity in form though, and I do know what his style is generally. Just haven't seen anything by him, from what I hear I'd probably like


I'd recommend seeing Damnation first. Shorter. Good primer for Turin Horse.

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Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:46 pm
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too late, i've already made the excel sheet

somehow forgot blier on the list i made on page 10, so now i'll be doing 36 directors. will make a thread soon

starting with Ripstein

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Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:49 pm
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please watch Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell (1968) snap her

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Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:35 am
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Sounds interesting

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I'll watch it if you watch skgjhkfhljdfggfjggdkjsaasdaa

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Satantango and Damnation are my favorite Bela Tarr movies.

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This is a week late - I hit the 200 first-time feature viewings mark last Friday - but I’ve only been able to get it written up properly today. This has been a reasonably good year for viewings (made 200 a week earlier than I did last year) but I feel like I had more fun with them in 2012 - then I had more time to spare and less of a focus on quantity so I saw fewer potboilers and featurettes. I haven’t seen any F or D-grade films yet, whereas last year I’d seen quite a few… but I’ve only seen five A+ films this year, ones that I’d rank among my favourites, and at this point last year I already had a solid top 10 in this grade bracket. In any case, the average quality has really picked up with my July selection so hopefully it’ll be uphill from here.

Viewing projects I am taking part in:
- At least one film from every year 1915-2013
- At least one title from each letter of the alphabet
- One film by Ingmar Bergman per month
- One film by Mikio Naruse per month
- One film by Yasujirō Ozu per month
- One film by Frank Perry per month
- ‘Cine Crush Saga’: One film each from the following 36 directors (whose work I hadn’t seen before this year): Lino Brocka, Jean-Paul Civeyrac, Pedro Costa, Lav Diaz, Pierre Étaix, Marco Ferreri, Robert J. Flaherty, Philippe Garrel, Ritwik Ghatak, Bahman Ghobadi, Med Hondo, Ann Hui, Im Kwon-taek, Otar Iosseliani, Akio Jissōji, Jon Jost, Naomi Kawase, Alexander Kluge, Grzegorz Królikiewicz, Kei Kumai, Jean-Pierre Melville, Jiří Menzel, João César Monteiro, Nikos Nikolaidis, Nikos Panayotopoulos, Algimantas Puipa, Arturo Ripstein, Jean Rouch, Sohrab Shahid-Saless, Jerzy Skolimowski, Alain Tanner, Tarr Béla, André Téchiné, Margarethe von Trotta, Sadao Yamanaka

A+ = masterpiece, instant consideration in ‘best of all time’ list
A = near-masterpiece
A- = excellent
B+ = great
B = very good with minor flaws
B- = good with flaws
C+ = about 50/50
C = mediocre with good aspects
C- = poor
D = really bad
F = execrable

Here are the first 200 films I saw this year, ranked by letter grade:

1. Showgirls (1995, Verhoeven) A+
2. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992, Lynch) A+
3. Nighthawks (1978, Peck) A+
4. Zorns Lemma (1970, Frampton) A+
5. Nanami: The Inferno of First Love (1968, Hani) A+
6. The Days Between (2001, Speth) A
7. Trust (1990, Hartley) A
8. Diamonds of the Night (1964, Němec) A
9. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974, Hooper) A
10. The Only Son (1936, Ozu) A

11. A Swedish Love Story (1970, Andersson) A
12. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944, Minnelli) A
13. Un homme qui dort (1974, Queysanne) A
14. Cure (1997, Kurosawa) A
15. Spring Breakers (2012, Korine) A
16. Scattered Clouds (1967, Naruse) A
17. An Inn in Tokyo (1935, Ozu) A
18. Castle of Purity (1972, Ripstein) A
19. Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972, Itō) A
20. Seconds (1966, Frankenheimer) A

21. Twilight Portrait (2011, Nikonova) A
22. Them! (1954, Douglas) A
23. Strike (1925, Eisenstein) A
24. The Engagement of Anna (1972, Voulgaris) A-
25. Freeze, Die, Come to Life! (1989, Kanevsky) A-
26. Rear Window (1954, Hitchcock) A-
27. Do the Right Thing (1989, Lee) A-
28. Play It As It Lays (1972, Perry) A-
29. Wavelength (1967, Snow) A-
30. Valley of the Bees (1967, Vláčil) A-

31. Side Street (1950, Mann) A-
32. The Palm Beach Story (1942, Sturges) A-
33. Magic Mike (2012, Soderbergh) A-
34. Con Air (1997, West) A-
35. Dust in the Wind (1986, Hou) A-
36. Current (1963, Gaál) A-
37. Our Neighbour, Miss Yae (1934, Shimazu) A-
38. A Story of Floating Weeds (1934, Ozu) A-
39. Caged (1950, Cromwell) A-
40. The Unbelievable Truth (1989, Hartley) A-

41. Typhoon Club (1985, Sōmai) A-
42. Man on a Swing (1974, Perry) A-
43. Dillinger Is Dead (1969, Ferreri) A-
44. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943, Wellman) A-
45. The Wind (1928, Sjöström) A-
46. Marseille (2004, Schanelec) A-
47. Shadows of a Hot Summer (1977, Vláčil) A-
48. It’s Such a Beautiful Day (2012, Hertzfeldt) A-
49. Baby It’s You (1983, Sayles) A-
50. Passing Fancy (1933, Ozu) A-

51. Midnight (1939, Leisen) A-
52. Ladybug Ladybug (1963, Perry) A-
53. The Grasshopper (1969, Paris) A-
54. Japanese Girls at the Harbour (1933, Shimizu) A-
55. Crossfire (1947, Dmytryk) A-
56. Princess Mononoke (1997, Miyazaki) A-
57. Stark Fear (1962, Hockman) A-
58. Top Gun (1986, Scott) A-
59. Behind the Candelabra (2013, Soderbergh) A-
60. Avetik (1992, Askarian) A-

61. (nostalgia) (1971, Frampton) A-
62. Starlet (2012, Baker) A-
63. Sherlock Jr. (1924, Keaton) B+
64. Lost Highway (1997, Lynch) B+
65. La gueule ouverte (1974, Pialat) B+
66. The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (1999, Mambéty) B+
67. Cries and Whispers (1972, Bergman) B+
68. Through the Forest (2005, Civeyrac) B+
69. Mommie Dearest (1981, Perry) B+
70. Early Works (1969, Žilnik) B+

71. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012, Chbosky) B+
72. A Flower in Hell (1958, Shin) B+
73. Insiang (1976, Brocka) B+
74. The Passion of Anna (1969, Bergman) B+
75. ChickenHawk (1994, Sideman) B+
76. Lore (2012, Shortland) B+
77. Our Children (2012, Lafosse) B+
78. Marriage of the Blessed (1989, Makhmalbaf) B+
79. Sparrow (2008, To) B+
80. Gummo (1997, Korine) B+

81. White Mane (1953, Lamorisse) B+
82. Floating Life (1996, Law) B+
83. A Field in England (2013, Wheatley) B+
84. Don’t Look Now (1973, Roeg) B+
85. The Dependent (1969, Favio) B+
86. The Woman in Question (1950, Asquith) B+
87. Magdana’s Donkey (1955, Abuladze & Chkheidze) B+
88. Female Prisoner #701 Scorpion: Beast Stable (1973, Itō) B+
89. Drifting Clouds (1996, Kaurismäki) B+
90. Cat Soup (2001, Satō) B+

91. The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (1979, Ruiz) B+
92. Camille Rewinds (2012, Lvovsky) B+
93. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928, Reisner) B+
94. Park Row (1952, Fuller) B+
95. Hour of the Wolf (1968, Bergman) B+
96. Woman of Tokyo (1933, Ozu) B+
97. Suicide Club (2001, Sono) B
98. Flirt (1995, Hartley) B
99. The Player (1992, Altman) B
100. Waiting for Happiness (2002, Sissako) B

101. Beyond the Hills (2012, Mungiu) B
102. The Crazies (1973, Romero) B
103. Annie Hall (1977, Allen) B
104. Somewhere (2010, Coppola) B
105. La haine (1995, Kassovitz) B
106. The Stranger Within a Woman (1966, Naruse) B
107. They Live By Night (1948, Ray) B
108. Night and Fog (1955, Resnais) B
109. The Army (1944, Kinoshita) B
110. Clueless (1995, Heckerling) B

111. Mother (1952, Naruse) B
112. Silver Linings Playbook (2012, Russell) B
113. Vengeance Is Mine (1979, Imamura) B
114. Life of Pi (2012, Lee) B
115. Dancing Girl (1951, Naruse) B
116. Bhuvan Shome (1969, Sen) B
117. Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970, Perry) B
118. Some Like It Hot (1959, Wilder) B
119. The Goddess (1934, Wu) B
120. Autumn Has Already Started (1960, Naruse) B

121. To Be or Not to Be (1942, Lubitsch) B
122. Angel’s Egg (1985, Oshii) B
123. Weddings and Babies (1958, Engel) B
124. Distant Journey (1949, Radok) B
125. Blast of Silence (1961, Baron) B
126. The Adopted Son (1998, Arym Kubat) B
127. Magnificent Obsession (1954, Sirk) B-
128. My Name Is Julia Ross (1945, Lewis) B-
129. The Red Balloon (1956, Lamorisse) B-
130. Student (2012, Omirbaev) B-

131. Manhattan (1979, Allen) B-
132. Golem (1980, Szulkin) B-
133. Deliverance (1972, Boorman) B-
134. Jenny (1936, Carné) B-
135. The Garden of Words (2013, Shinkai) B-
136. Martin (1977, Romero) B-
137. A Mother Should Be Loved (1934, Ozu) B-
138. Oldboy (2003, Park) B-
139. Sailor Suit and Machine Gun (1981, Sōmai) B-
140. A Wife Confesses (1961, Masumura) B-

141. The Hard Way (1943, Sherman) B-
142. My Childhood (1972, Douglas) B-
143. A Tale of Archery at the Sanjusangendo (1945, Naruse) B-
144. Norman (2010, Segal) B-
145. Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954, Anger) B-
146. Song of China (1935, Fei & Luo) B-
147. Leptirica (1973, Kadijević) B-
148. Carnival of Souls (1962, Harvey) B-
149. Evening Stream (1960, Kawashima & Naruse) B-
150. Insidious (2010, Wan) C+

151. Deus Ex (1971, Brakhage) C+
152. Domino (2005, Scott) C+
153. Harakiri (1962, Kobayashi) C+
154. Excision (2012, Bates) C+
155. Soapdish (1991, Hoffman) C+
156. Dragnet Girl (1933, Ozu) C+
157. D.O.A. (1950, Maté) C+
158. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965, Meyer) C+
159. The Angry Street (1950, Naruse) C+
160. The Man Who Planted Trees (1987, Back) C+

161. Trilogy (1969, Perry) C+
162. The Three-Sided Mirror (1927, Epstein) C+
163. 5 Centimetres Per Second (2007, Shinkai) C+
164. Corrode (2011, Gour) C+
165. Halloween (1978, Carpenter) C+
166. Flood Tide (1958, Biberman) C+
167. Identikit (1974, Patroni Griffi) C+
168. The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974, Barilli) C+
169. Husband and Wife (1953, Naruse) C+
170. The Firemen’s Ball (1967, Forman) C+

171. Out of the Blue (2006, Sarkies) C+
172. And the Spring Comes (2007, Gu) C+
173. War Witch (2012, Nguyen) C+
174. Remorques (1941, Grémillon) C+
175. The Light That Failed (1939, Wellman) C+
176. Pulse (2001, Kurosawa) C
177. Female Agents (2008, Salomé) C
178. Mother and Son (1997, Sokurov) C
179. Déjà Vu (2006, Scott) C
180. Batman (1989, Burton) C

181. The Rite (1969, Bergman) C
182. His Girl Friday (1940, Hawks) C
183. Lost in Thailand (2012, Xu) C
184. The Touch (1971, Bergman) C
185. Green Tea (2003, Zhang) C
186. Kaza-hana (2000, Sōmai) C
187. Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958, Monicelli) C
188. Double Deal (1950, Berlin) C
189. The Man with Three Coffins (1987, Lee) C
190. The Steamroller and the Violin (1961, Tarkovsky) C

191. Witchfinder General (1968, Reeves) C
192. Paris qui dort (1925, Clair) C
193. Stagecoach Kid (1949, Landers) C
194. Smashed (2012, Ponsoldt) C
195. Paris (2008, Klapisch) C
196. Terminal USA (1993, Moritsugu) C-
197. Kansas City Bomber (1972, Freedman) C-
198. The Champion (1915, Chaplin) C-
199. Paju (2009, Park) C-
200. The Policewoman (2003, Sapinho) C-


And some awards from this selection!


BEST PICTURE
Nanami: The Inferno of First Love
Nighthawks
*** Showgirls
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Zorns Lemma
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06 The Days Between
07 Trust
08 Diamonds of the Night
09 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
10 The Only Son


BEST DIRECTOR
Sergei Eisenstein, Strike
Tobe Hooper, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Buster Keaton, Sherlock Jr.
Harmony Korine, Spring Breakers
*** Paul Verhoeven, Showgirls
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06 Alfred Hitchcock, Rear Window
07 David Lynch, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
08 Shunya Itō, Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41
09 Johnnie To, Sparrow
10 Jean-Paul Civeyrac, Through the Forest


BEST ACTOR
Dan Byrd, Norman
Rock Hudson, Seconds
Logan Lerman, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
*** Ken Robertson, Nighthawks
Takeshi Sakamoto, An Inn in Tokyo
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06 Pavel Nazarov, Freeze, Die, Come to Life!
07 Jacques Spiesser, Un homme qui dort
08 Yūzō Kayama, Scattered Clouds
09 Vincent Spano, Baby It’s You
10 Keiju Kobayashi, The Stranger Within a Woman


BEST ACTRESS
Claudette Colbert, The Palm Beach Story
Olga Dihovichnaya, Twilight Portrait
*** Sheryl Lee, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Noémie Lvovsky, Camille Rewinds
Tuesday Weld, Play It As It Lays
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06 Elizabeth Berkley, Showgirls
07 Chōko Iida, The Only Son
08 Eleanor Parker, Caged
09 Adrienne Shelly, Trust
10 Claudette Colbert, Midnight


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Richard Benjamin, Diary of a Mad Housewife
James Franco, Spring Breakers
*** Joel Grey, Man on a Swing
John Randolph, Seconds
Rudy Vallee, The Palm Beach Story
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06 Jan Kačer, Valley of the Bees
07 Robert Ryan, Crossfire
08 Masato Hagiwara, Cure
09 Jack Carson, The Hard Way
10 Kai Malina, Lore


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Harriet Andersson, Cries and Whispers
*** Cody Horn, Magic Mike
Rebecca Nelson, Trust
Besedka Johnson, Starlet
Anna Vagena, The Engagement of Anna
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06 Rachel Nicholas James, Nighthawks
07 Helena Kallianiotes, Kansas City Bomber
08 Rieko Yagumo, A Story of Floating Weeds
09 Gina Gershon, Showgirls
10 Gladys George, The Hard Way+


BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Cure
*** Man on a Swing
Our Neighbour, Miss Yae
Seconds
Un homme qui dort
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06 The Grasshopper
07 Play It As It Lays
08 The Perks of Being a Wallflower
09 Lore
10 Clueless


BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
An Inn in Tokyo
*** Nighthawks
Showgirls
The Palm Beach Story
Twilight Portrait
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06 The Engagement of Anna
07 Trust
08 Magic Mike
09 Do the Right Thing
10 Castle of Purity


BEST ENSEMBLE
*** Caged
Do the Right Thing
La haine
Nighthawks
Seconds
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06 Lore
07 The Engagement of Anna
08 Valley of the Bees
09 The Ox-Bow Incident
10 The Perks of Being a Wallflower


BEST ART DIRECTION & PRODUCTION DESIGN
Batman
Dillinger Is Dead
*** Rear Window
Showgirls
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
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06 Behind the Candelabra
07 Meet Me in St. Louis
08 Typhoon Club
09 Castle of Purity
10 Sailor Suit and Machine Gun


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
A Swedish Love Story
Identikit
Spring Breakers
*** The Days Between
Top Gun
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06 Showgirls
07 Sparrow
08 Scattered Clouds
09 The Red Balloon
10 Life of Pi


BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Behind the Candelabra
Camille Rewinds
*** Showgirls
Soapdish
Valley of the Bees
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06 Mommie Dearest
07 Female Agents
08 Cries and Whispers
09 Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome
10 Domino


BEST EDITING
Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41
Spring Breakers
Strike
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
*** Zorns Lemma
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06 Diamonds of the Night
07 Nanami: The Inferno of First Love
08 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
09 Shadows of a Hot Summer
10 Marriage of the Blessed


BEST MAKEUP & HAIR
Behind the Candelabra
Seconds
*** Showgirls
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Vengeance Is Mine
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06 Camille Rewinds
07 Insidious
08 Female Agents
09 Mommie Dearest
10 Excision


BEST SOUND
Caged
Shadows of a Hot Summer
Spring Breakers
*** The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
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06 Lost Highway
07 La haine
08 Lore
09 It’s Such a Beautiful Day
10 Rear Window


BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Con Air
Déjà Vu
Life of Pi
Sherlock Jr.
*** Them!
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06 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
07 Steamboat Bill, Jr.
08 Domino
09 Insidious
10 Excision

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Latest notable first-time viewings:

* The Sun in a Net / Uher
** The Seashell and the Clergyman / Dulac
The Tales of Beatrix Potter / Mills
* A Flood in Ba'ath Country / Amiralay
Times and Winds / Erdem
Most Beautiful Island / Asensio
* Japanese Girls Never Die / Matsui
* Birth Certificate / Różewicz
Bush Mama / Gerima
** Paris Is Burning / Livingston


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This is a week late - I hit the 200 first-time feature viewings mark last Friday - but I’ve only been able to get it written up properly today. This has been a reasonably good year for viewings (made 200 a week earlier than I did last year) but I feel like I had more fun with them in 2012 - then I had more time to spare and less of a focus on quantity so I saw fewer potboilers and featurettes. I haven’t seen any F or D-grade films yet, whereas last year I’d seen quite a few… but I’ve only seen five A+ films this year, ones that I’d rank among my favourites, and at this point last year I already had a solid top 10 in this grade bracket. In any case, the average quality has really picked up with my July selection so hopefully it’ll be uphill from here.

Viewing projects I am taking part in:
- At least one film from every year 1915-2013
- At least one title from each letter of the alphabet
- One film by Ingmar Bergman per month
- One film by Mikio Naruse per month
- One film by Yasujirō Ozu per month
- One film by Frank Perry per month
- ‘Cine Crush Saga’: One film each from the following 36 directors (whose work I hadn’t seen before this year): Lino Brocka, Jean-Paul Civeyrac, Pedro Costa, Lav Diaz, Pierre Étaix, Marco Ferreri, Robert J. Flaherty, Philippe Garrel, Ritwik Ghatak, Bahman Ghobadi, Med Hondo, Ann Hui, Im Kwon-taek, Otar Iosseliani, Akio Jissōji, Jon Jost, Naomi Kawase, Alexander Kluge, Grzegorz Królikiewicz, Kei Kumai, Jean-Pierre Melville, Jiří Menzel, João César Monteiro, Nikos Nikolaidis, Nikos Panayotopoulos, Algimantas Puipa, Arturo Ripstein, Jean Rouch, Sohrab Shahid-Saless, Jerzy Skolimowski, Alain Tanner, Tarr Béla, André Téchiné, Margarethe von Trotta, Sadao Yamanaka

A+ = masterpiece, instant consideration in ‘best of all time’ list
A = near-masterpiece
A- = excellent
B+ = great
B = very good with minor flaws
B- = good with flaws
C+ = about 50/50
C = mediocre with good aspects
C- = poor
D = really bad
F = execrable

Here are the first 200 films I saw this year, ranked by letter grade:

1. Showgirls (1995, Verhoeven) A+
2. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992, Lynch) A+
3. Nighthawks (1978, Peck) A+
4. Zorns Lemma (1970, Frampton) A+
5. Nanami: The Inferno of First Love (1968, Hani) A+
6. The Days Between (2001, Speth) A
7. Trust (1990, Hartley) A
8. Diamonds of the Night (1964, Němec) A
9. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974, Hooper) A
10. The Only Son (1936, Ozu) A

11. A Swedish Love Story (1970, Andersson) A
12. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944, Minnelli) A
13. Un homme qui dort (1974, Queysanne) A
14. Cure (1997, Kurosawa) A
15. Spring Breakers (2012, Korine) A
16. Scattered Clouds (1967, Naruse) A
17. An Inn in Tokyo (1935, Ozu) A
18. Castle of Purity (1972, Ripstein) A
19. Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972, Itō) A
20. Seconds (1966, Frankenheimer) A

21. Twilight Portrait (2011, Nikonova) A
22. Them! (1954, Douglas) A
23. Strike (1925, Eisenstein) A
24. The Engagement of Anna (1972, Voulgaris) A-
25. Freeze, Die, Come to Life! (1989, Kanevsky) A-
26. Rear Window (1954, Hitchcock) A-
27. Do the Right Thing (1989, Lee) A-
28. Play It As It Lays (1972, Perry) A-
29. Wavelength (1967, Snow) A-
30. Valley of the Bees (1967, Vláčil) A-

31. Side Street (1950, Mann) A-
32. The Palm Beach Story (1942, Sturges) A-
33. Magic Mike (2012, Soderbergh) A-
34. Con Air (1997, West) A-
35. Dust in the Wind (1986, Hou) A-
36. Current (1963, Gaál) A-
37. Our Neighbour, Miss Yae (1934, Shimazu) A-
38. A Story of Floating Weeds (1934, Ozu) A-
39. Caged (1950, Cromwell) A-
40. The Unbelievable Truth (1989, Hartley) A-

41. Typhoon Club (1985, Sōmai) A-
42. Man on a Swing (1974, Perry) A-
43. Dillinger Is Dead (1969, Ferreri) A-
44. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943, Wellman) A-
45. The Wind (1928, Sjöström) A-
46. Marseille (2004, Schanelec) A-
47. Shadows of a Hot Summer (1977, Vláčil) A-
48. It’s Such a Beautiful Day (2012, Hertzfeldt) A-
49. Baby It’s You (1983, Sayles) A-
50. Passing Fancy (1933, Ozu) A-

51. Midnight (1939, Leisen) A-
52. Ladybug Ladybug (1963, Perry) A-
53. The Grasshopper (1969, Paris) A-
54. Japanese Girls at the Harbour (1933, Shimizu) A-
55. Crossfire (1947, Dmytryk) A-
56. Princess Mononoke (1997, Miyazaki) A-
57. Stark Fear (1962, Hockman) A-
58. Top Gun (1986, Scott) A-
59. Behind the Candelabra (2013, Soderbergh) A-
60. Avetik (1992, Askarian) A-

61. (nostalgia) (1971, Frampton) A-
62. Starlet (2012, Baker) A-
63. Sherlock Jr. (1924, Keaton) B+
64. Lost Highway (1997, Lynch) B+
65. La gueule ouverte (1974, Pialat) B+
66. The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (1999, Mambéty) B+
67. Cries and Whispers (1972, Bergman) B+
68. Through the Forest (2005, Civeyrac) B+
69. Mommie Dearest (1981, Perry) B+
70. Early Works (1969, Žilnik) B+

71. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012, Chbosky) B+
72. A Flower in Hell (1958, Shin) B+
73. Insiang (1976, Brocka) B+
74. The Passion of Anna (1969, Bergman) B+
75. ChickenHawk (1994, Sideman) B+
76. Lore (2012, Shortland) B+
77. Our Children (2012, Lafosse) B+
78. Marriage of the Blessed (1989, Makhmalbaf) B+
79. Sparrow (2008, To) B+
80. Gummo (1997, Korine) B+

81. White Mane (1953, Lamorisse) B+
82. Floating Life (1996, Law) B+
83. A Field in England (2013, Wheatley) B+
84. Don’t Look Now (1973, Roeg) B+
85. The Dependent (1969, Favio) B+
86. The Woman in Question (1950, Asquith) B+
87. Magdana’s Donkey (1955, Abuladze & Chkheidze) B+
88. Female Prisoner #701 Scorpion: Beast Stable (1973, Itō) B+
89. Drifting Clouds (1996, Kaurismäki) B+
90. Cat Soup (2001, Satō) B+

91. The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (1979, Ruiz) B+
92. Camille Rewinds (2012, Lvovsky) B+
93. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928, Reisner) B+
94. Park Row (1952, Fuller) B+
95. Hour of the Wolf (1968, Bergman) B+
96. Woman of Tokyo (1933, Ozu) B+
97. Suicide Club (2001, Sono) B
98. Flirt (1995, Hartley) B
99. The Player (1992, Altman) B
100. Waiting for Happiness (2002, Sissako) B

101. Beyond the Hills (2012, Mungiu) B
102. The Crazies (1973, Romero) B
103. Annie Hall (1977, Allen) B
104. Somewhere (2010, Coppola) B
105. La haine (1995, Kassovitz) B
106. The Stranger Within a Woman (1966, Naruse) B
107. They Live By Night (1948, Ray) B
108. Night and Fog (1955, Resnais) B
109. The Army (1944, Kinoshita) B
110. Clueless (1995, Heckerling) B

111. Mother (1952, Naruse) B
112. Silver Linings Playbook (2012, Russell) B
113. Vengeance Is Mine (1979, Imamura) B
114. Life of Pi (2012, Lee) B
115. Dancing Girl (1951, Naruse) B
116. Bhuvan Shome (1969, Sen) B
117. Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970, Perry) B
118. Some Like It Hot (1959, Wilder) B
119. The Goddess (1934, Wu) B
120. Autumn Has Already Started (1960, Naruse) B

121. To Be or Not to Be (1942, Lubitsch) B
122. Angel’s Egg (1985, Oshii) B
123. Weddings and Babies (1958, Engel) B
124. Distant Journey (1949, Radok) B
125. Blast of Silence (1961, Baron) B
126. The Adopted Son (1998, Arym Kubat) B
127. Magnificent Obsession (1954, Sirk) B-
128. My Name Is Julia Ross (1945, Lewis) B-
129. The Red Balloon (1956, Lamorisse) B-
130. Student (2012, Omirbaev) B-

131. Manhattan (1979, Allen) B-
132. Golem (1980, Szulkin) B-
133. Deliverance (1972, Boorman) B-
134. Jenny (1936, Carné) B-
135. The Garden of Words (2013, Shinkai) B-
136. Martin (1977, Romero) B-
137. A Mother Should Be Loved (1934, Ozu) B-
138. Oldboy (2003, Park) B-
139. Sailor Suit and Machine Gun (1981, Sōmai) B-
140. A Wife Confesses (1961, Masumura) B-

141. The Hard Way (1943, Sherman) B-
142. My Childhood (1972, Douglas) B-
143. A Tale of Archery at the Sanjusangendo (1945, Naruse) B-
144. Norman (2010, Segal) B-
145. Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954, Anger) B-
146. Song of China (1935, Fei & Luo) B-
147. Leptirica (1973, Kadijević) B-
148. Carnival of Souls (1962, Harvey) B-
149. Evening Stream (1960, Kawashima & Naruse) B-
150. Insidious (2010, Wan) C+

151. Deus Ex (1971, Brakhage) C+
152. Domino (2005, Scott) C+
153. Harakiri (1962, Kobayashi) C+
154. Excision (2012, Bates) C+
155. Soapdish (1991, Hoffman) C+
156. Dragnet Girl (1933, Ozu) C+
157. D.O.A. (1950, Maté) C+
158. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965, Meyer) C+
159. The Angry Street (1950, Naruse) C+
160. The Man Who Planted Trees (1987, Back) C+

161. Trilogy (1969, Perry) C+
162. The Three-Sided Mirror (1927, Epstein) C+
163. 5 Centimetres Per Second (2007, Shinkai) C+
164. Corrode (2011, Gour) C+
165. Halloween (1978, Carpenter) C+
166. Flood Tide (1958, Biberman) C+
167. Identikit (1974, Patroni Griffi) C+
168. The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974, Barilli) C+
169. Husband and Wife (1953, Naruse) C+
170. The Firemen’s Ball (1967, Forman) C+

171. Out of the Blue (2006, Sarkies) C+
172. And the Spring Comes (2007, Gu) C+
173. War Witch (2012, Nguyen) C+
174. Remorques (1941, Grémillon) C+
175. The Light That Failed (1939, Wellman) C+
176. Pulse (2001, Kurosawa) C
177. Female Agents (2008, Salomé) C
178. Mother and Son (1997, Sokurov) C
179. Déjà Vu (2006, Scott) C
180. Batman (1989, Burton) C

181. The Rite (1969, Bergman) C
182. His Girl Friday (1940, Hawks) C
183. Lost in Thailand (2012, Xu) C
184. The Touch (1971, Bergman) C
185. Green Tea (2003, Zhang) C
186. Kaza-hana (2000, Sōmai) C
187. Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958, Monicelli) C
188. Double Deal (1950, Berlin) C
189. The Man with Three Coffins (1987, Lee) C
190. The Steamroller and the Violin (1961, Tarkovsky) C

191. Witchfinder General (1968, Reeves) C
192. Paris qui dort (1925, Clair) C
193. Stagecoach Kid (1949, Landers) C
194. Smashed (2012, Ponsoldt) C
195. Paris (2008, Klapisch) C
196. Terminal USA (1993, Moritsugu) C-
197. Kansas City Bomber (1972, Freedman) C-
198. The Champion (1915, Chaplin) C-
199. Paju (2009, Park) C-
200. The Policewoman (2003, Sapinho) C-


And some awards from this selection!


BEST PICTURE
Nanami: The Inferno of First Love
Nighthawks
*** Showgirls
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Zorns Lemma
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06 The Days Between
07 Trust
08 Diamonds of the Night
09 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
10 The Only Son


BEST DIRECTOR
Sergei Eisenstein, Strike
Tobe Hooper, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Buster Keaton, Sherlock Jr.
Harmony Korine, Spring Breakers
*** Paul Verhoeven, Showgirls
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06 Alfred Hitchcock, Rear Window
07 David Lynch, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
08 Shunya Itō, Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41
09 Johnnie To, Sparrow
10 Jean-Paul Civeyrac, Through the Forest


BEST ACTOR
Dan Byrd, Norman
Rock Hudson, Seconds
Logan Lerman, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
*** Ken Robertson, Nighthawks
Takeshi Sakamoto, An Inn in Tokyo
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06 Pavel Nazarov, Freeze, Die, Come to Life!
07 Jacques Spiesser, Un homme qui dort
08 Yūzō Kayama, Scattered Clouds
09 Vincent Spano, Baby It’s You
10 Keiju Kobayashi, The Stranger Within a Woman


BEST ACTRESS
Claudette Colbert, The Palm Beach Story
Olga Dihovichnaya, Twilight Portrait
*** Sheryl Lee, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Noémie Lvovsky, Camille Rewinds
Tuesday Weld, Play It As It Lays
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06 Elizabeth Berkley, Showgirls
07 Chōko Iida, The Only Son
08 Eleanor Parker, Caged
09 Adrienne Shelly, Trust
10 Claudette Colbert, Midnight


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Richard Benjamin, Diary of a Mad Housewife
James Franco, Spring Breakers
*** Joel Grey, Man on a Swing
John Randolph, Seconds
Rudy Vallee, The Palm Beach Story
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06 Jan Kačer, Valley of the Bees
07 Robert Ryan, Crossfire
08 Masato Hagiwara, Cure
09 Jack Carson, The Hard Way
10 Kai Malina, Lore


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Harriet Andersson, Cries and Whispers
*** Cody Horn, Magic Mike
Rebecca Nelson, Trust
Besedka Johnson, Starlet
Anna Vagena, The Engagement of Anna
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06 Rachel Nicholas James, Nighthawks
07 Helena Kallianiotes, Kansas City Bomber
08 Rieko Yagumo, A Story of Floating Weeds
09 Gina Gershon, Showgirls
10 Gladys George, The Hard Way+


BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Cure
*** Man on a Swing
Our Neighbour, Miss Yae
Seconds
Un homme qui dort
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06 The Grasshopper
07 Play It As It Lays
08 The Perks of Being a Wallflower
09 Lore
10 Clueless


BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
An Inn in Tokyo
*** Nighthawks
Showgirls
The Palm Beach Story
Twilight Portrait
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06 The Engagement of Anna
07 Trust
08 Magic Mike
09 Do the Right Thing
10 Castle of Purity


BEST ENSEMBLE
*** Caged
Do the Right Thing
La haine
Nighthawks
Seconds
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06 Lore
07 The Engagement of Anna
08 Valley of the Bees
09 The Ox-Bow Incident
10 The Perks of Being a Wallflower


BEST ART DIRECTION & PRODUCTION DESIGN
Batman
Dillinger Is Dead
*** Rear Window
Showgirls
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
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06 Behind the Candelabra
07 Meet Me in St. Louis
08 Typhoon Club
09 Castle of Purity
10 Sailor Suit and Machine Gun


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
A Swedish Love Story
Identikit
Spring Breakers
*** The Days Between
Top Gun
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06 Showgirls
07 Sparrow
08 Scattered Clouds
09 The Red Balloon
10 Life of Pi


BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Behind the Candelabra
Camille Rewinds
*** Showgirls
Soapdish
Valley of the Bees
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06 Mommie Dearest
07 Female Agents
08 Cries and Whispers
09 Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome
10 Domino


BEST EDITING
Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41
Spring Breakers
Strike
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
*** Zorns Lemma
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06 Diamonds of the Night
07 Nanami: The Inferno of First Love
08 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
09 Shadows of a Hot Summer
10 Marriage of the Blessed


BEST MAKEUP & HAIR
Behind the Candelabra
Seconds
*** Showgirls
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Vengeance Is Mine
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06 Camille Rewinds
07 Insidious
08 Female Agents
09 Mommie Dearest
10 Excision


BEST SOUND
Caged
Shadows of a Hot Summer
Spring Breakers
*** The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
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06 Lost Highway
07 La haine
08 Lore
09 It’s Such a Beautiful Day
10 Rear Window


BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Con Air
Déjà Vu
Life of Pi
Sherlock Jr.
*** Them!
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06 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
07 Steamboat Bill, Jr.
08 Domino
09 Insidious
10 Excision

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The Tales of Beatrix Potter / Mills
* A Flood in Ba'ath Country / Amiralay
Times and Winds / Erdem
Most Beautiful Island / Asensio
* Japanese Girls Never Die / Matsui
* Birth Certificate / Różewicz
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Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:59 pm
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please watch Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell (1968) snap her

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DEFINITELY
Castle of Purity
L’argent
The Strange Little Cat

YES
Dillinger Is Dead
Japanese Girls at the Harbour
Shadows of a Hot Summer
Through the Forest
Yoyo

YEAH
A Field in England
As a Wife, As a Woman
Doc
Everyday Objects
Flirt
Harmony Lessons
Insiang
Moe no suzaku
Once Upon a Time There Was a Singing Blackbird
The Conjuring
Woman of Tokyo

SURE
Louisiana Story
Mutiny on the Bounty
My Name Is Julia Ross

WHATEVER
Ilo Ilo
Wait and See

NO
A Running Jump
Butterflies Have No Memories
Lost Chapter of Snow: Passion
South Pacific

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damn

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Lost Chapter of Snow: Passion

Yeah, that amazing opening shot aside it's not very good.


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I'll save the bulk of it for the podcast (which will happen... right?) but generally outside of Moving and Typhoon Club I only feel profound indifference towards Somai

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MASTERPIECE
Deep End

DEFINITELY
Crossroads (1976)
Henry Fool

YES
Humanity and Paper Balloons
Rock-a-Bye Baby
The Reckless Moment
The Skin I Live In

SURE
A Lady Without Passport
Everyday Objects
The Human Pyramid
The World’s End
Wonderland (99)

EH
Amateur
Sisters, or The Balance of Happiness
The Canyons

NAH
Closely Watched Trains
Moana

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When you get bored someday, you should do the color coding thing that Dan Sallitt and Jaime Christley do on their respective sites:

http://www.panix.com/~sallitt/bestfilm.html
http://jaimefavorites.blogspot.com/

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omg hell yes

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Henry Fool
Woohoo! It's good to see that one get some love.

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It's quite difficult especially at the beginning, but so rewarding. I was afraid I wasn't going to like Hartley sans-Shelly

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True, but, yes, so worth sticking with. That's one of my favorite endings ever. :heart:

I like Amateur a whole lot, too, though not at the same level. Have you seen Simple Men?

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I didn't like Amateur at all. I've got Simple Men so that'll probably be my next stop.

I've seen Henry Fool, Amateur, Flirt, Trust and The Unbelievable Truth at this point

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Simple Men is my least favourite so far. Great moments, though.


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Female Trouble (74) B. Either aims so high it's strained or shoots so low it's gold - unfortunately no real pattern to the two efforts.

Last Chants for a Slow Dance (77) A. Camera floats like a ghost, channeling some evil spirit of America's bitter earth. Bizarre, wrenching

Buffet froid (79) B+. Modernist farce can go from energising to enervating on a dime, but alien textures and game performers engage

Surviving Desire (93) C+. Substitutes glib wink-nudges for tenderness and observation - strange twilight zone for Hartley

Cabaret (72) C+. Fails to capture the tension of the historical crossroads its built on, settles on superficial romance/commentary.

L'enfance nue (68) B+. A world of apathy and enabling channeled through the hostility of wallpaper and bedframes. Demanding but rewarding

The Sun Legend of the End of the Tokugawa Era (57) B-. Amiable, controlled mise-en-scène never contrasts competing storylines enough to truly engage, end result fussy.

The Queen of Spades (49) C. Drowns under weight of aggressively baroque design & synthetic acting. Dull, too convoluted to be mysterious.

La bouche de Jean-Pierre (96) C. Stylistically rigorous in a purposeless way, more akin to LH's hubby's work than her lovely 2004 follow-up

Holiday (38) A. Simplicity of construction turns a mansion into emotional echo chamber, amplifies to staggering feeling. Superb Hep & Grant

All the Light in the Sky (12) B+. Delicate character study lacks in contrasts but condenses, evanesces like dew. Jane Adams is an angel

The Hurricane (37) B-. Problems of expression & representation major obstacles, but has insular sense of poetry in romance, storm scenes

Hester Street (75) C+. Sterling Kane still has little to do. Impressionistic style with no organic objective, only reaches dead ends.

Bitter End of a Sweet Night (61) B-. Symbolic structure not hefty enough to support the suffocating wide comps, but Yoshida has a hawk's eye

High School (68) A. Sheer fact of its representation the most damning criticism, scope of the social machine it depicts sets teeth on edge

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Holiday (38) A. Simplicity of construction turns a mansion into emotional echo chamber, amplifies to staggering feeling. Superb Hep & Grant
Oh, nicely put. That room, full of wistfulness regret! I rewatched this recently and was staggered all over again. <3

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Glad to hear you liked Buffet froid. Blier is one of the best discoveries I've made this year, and I still have quite a few left to see.

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I liked the beginning a whole lot more than the middle although the ending with Carole Bouquet is very interesting.

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I mean, it doesn't turn 'bad' or anything but it becomes very French Comedy after this very interestingly staged and shot opening.

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Times and Winds / Erdem
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Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:14 pm
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I'm not sure... I haven't really seen any French comedies like that. It almost plays as a satire of a horror or action film, in terms of how the characters trivialize death.

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Magic Magic (13) B+. Image/sound combos create a fascinating rhythm. Stellar Temple, Cera used well to ghoulish effect.

Woman (48) B+. Kinoshita's purity of presentation offsets thorny subject matter + cynical characters. Beautiful, elemental and naïve.

Kisses (57) B-. Impressively modulated closing chapter fails to mitigate this cult pic's relative ordinariness. Strong Nozoe deserved more

Quelque part quelqu'un (72) C+. Strong textures and some intimate passages crash and crumble against bulwarking, miserablist obscurantism

Partie de campagne (36) B+. Short form suits Renoir best, helps him find the mystery and honest tragedy in fleeting human interaction.

Illusions (82) C. Impressive feat of representation but far too self-congratulatory for its own good, breaks little new ground.

Talkback (87) B+. Striking dialogue and impressive nervous energy carbonate and widen the scope of what is essentially a chamber piece.

Méditerranée (63) C+. Lays the template for the essay film but its observations fail to enlighten, its cinematic poetry fails to engage

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The Unknown (27) A-. Remarkably sharp, propulsive and modern psycho-horror, Chaney a marvel as the fulcrum of its dingy concepts of morality

Elephant (89) A-. Unbearable spirit of fatalism sits on the chest and paralyses for a rough 40m - tortures us into comprehension

Scum (79) A. Makes concessions to plot but opens up new spaces for a cold + beautiful brutalism to take hold of the eye and imagination

Gremlins (84) B. Missing some necessary grimness to the 'horror' but cracking fun and often gorgeous, acid-trip Pottersville pastiche

Mute Witness (94) A-. Equally Hitchcock and Looney Tunes, balancing stupendously silly contrivance with powerfully erotic suspense/structure

Isle of the Dead (45) C. Striking 3rd-act moments of silence and dread fail to rise above decidedly low-stakes storytelling & character dev.

Viy (67) B+. Folkloric horror-comedy showcases inventive effects, sense of narrative primacy - belly laughs rise from ancient depths

The Changeling (80) B-. Visual elegance and narrative poise sap supernatural horror of the eerie impulse that should be driving it.

Simon of the Desert (65) B. Unlike other LB, rarely departs from its one-joke polemic - but when it does, finds familiar symbolic complexity

The Entity (81) B+. The horror comes from being a woman in a man's world - tyranny of domestic spaces reflected in real/false dichotomies

Tiger Bay (59) B-. Suspense gives way to Kazan-y sentiment, but Thompson's sense of visual dynamism remains. Strong Mills dominates

Tokyo.Sora (02) B-. Embalmed psychorealism has strong undercurrents that are never allowed to rise above the surface. Wanted more - or less

The Trouble with Harry (55) C+. Ravishing autumnal colours a reasonable distraction from Hitchcock's stodgiest, most undercooked punchlining

I Can No Longer Hear the Guitar (91) B+. Catharsis through reticence, paints ellipses in oil and lets life shine messily thru the cracks

Profound Desires of the Gods (68) A+. Identity and mythology entwine in a beautiful, surreal, deeply unsettling caduceus

Anticipation of the Night (58) B+. Poignant among SB's works in that it hands a subjectivity to us prefab - montages are sleep's dying gasps

Immortal Love (61) A-. Elemental presentation lends the melo more complexity than it has a right to expect. My best Kinoshita experience yet

The Snow Flurry (59) A. I recant my last statement - this is Kinoshita. Bombastic but elemental, complex yet totally simple, breathtaking

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I really like Alan Clarke's stuff, there's this definite bleakness to his work, but it always carry a lot of purpose and conviction with it instead of raw miserablism - Elephant is 40 minutes of blunt force trauma that engages with just how pointless the act of killing is with its long tracking shots and wordless, anonymous characters, and Scum personalizes these troubled young men, before forcing you to behold the failings of the system that hold them - it's passionate, but reserved cinema that often transcends the politics of the era it rails against.


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Scum had moments than made me gasp out loud - mainly the violent setpieces but especially when the
kid whose wife died slits his wrists
. There's some incredible contrasts he creates between the whites, greys, and beiges of this clinical, oppressive surrounding and the primal reds and purples of blood and bruises. It's an incredible, scathing critique, too, it's angry and in-your-face but avoids hamfistedness through sheer conviction. Best scene I thought was Mick Ford trying to have a deep conversation with the guard and getting shut down. There's some reaction shots in that exchange that are just genius.

I liked this quote of David Leland's on Elephant: "I remember lying in bed, watching it, thinking, "Stop, Alan, you can't keep doing this." And the cumulative effect is that you say, "It's got to stop. The killing has got to stop." Instinctively, without an intellectual process, it becomes a gut reaction."

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Nobody Loves Me (94) C+. Some visual and rhythmic interest gives way to clichéd pre-indie kook, rife in old maid/tragic homo archetypes

The Exorcist (73) B+. Setpieces not always stitched together in compelling or logical fashion, but plucks a deep chord w/ realist treatment

Tales of a Street Corner (62) B+. Warms the heart and kindles the bellyfire with unexpected political anguish. More Hanna Barbera than Osamu

The Ghosts of Kasane Swamp (57) B-. A practice run for Nakagawa but when it reaches its one-scare raison d'etre it's still powerful

And Soon the Darkness (70) B. Unique daytime thriller seems ultimately purposeless but attains a sad, eerie poetry in fusions of light/sound

A Legend or Was It? (63) B. Sonic experiments less successful this time around, confused narrative but some passages of pure cinema remain

Cat People (42) B-. Spooky lighting justifiably iconic, but nebulous approach to character maybe improved on in the generally poor remake?

The Past(13) B-. Removed from cultural context Farhadi's craft still impressive but lacks dynamism - mechanics show, melodrama lurks

The Ballad of Narayama (58) A. Sentiment overwhelms with folkloric primacy Theatre and anachronism mediate story and only magnify its power

The House of the Devil (09) B+. Well-calibrated homage becomes something more generic in final act but has striking images of eerie solitude

A Fine Day (01) B+. Deceptively simple BSchule offering has an approach to motivation, impulse and role as fickle as its protagoniste

Messidor (79) B. Feels longer than it is, but episodic structure has grim appeal - grinds the nerves and rebukes us for wanting payoff

I fidanzati (63) A. A neorealist pretense gives way to the subjectivity of dream. Each cut like a synapse fired, a pure portrait of yearning

Le révélateur (68) B+. Fails to compound on its clever premise but earns enough sad, striking mileage from it to make a vivid impression

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All That Heaven Allows

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (56) B-. Iconic narrative a short sharp shock but execution is workmanlike, mise-en-scene gluggy and stolid

All That Heaven Allows (55) A. Fiery autumn colours symbolise a woman & a society cracking the shell of class obligation, condensed/perfect

The Body Snatcher (45) B+. Lays out the ruthless energy of his best work, glitters with a grim patina. Stellar acting by Karloff, Daniell.

The Stranger (46) C+. Stupendously silly, self-consciously topical and self-important - a real Welles hackjob (unthinkable!).

The Turin Horse (11) A-. Doesn't quite hit the required ratio of duration and symbolic significance, but its message stirs, images haunt

Went the Day Well? (42) B-. Fascinating concept let down by slipshod abstractness of approach. Reaches rare balances it doesn't sustain.

Sparrows Dance (12) A-. Revolutionary in its unpreciousness - a new form of comedy for a new age that only occasionally cloys. Great texture

Black Sunday (60) B+. Silly and ragged but ghoulishly evocative, gory setpieces are infectiously gleeful in their audacity

Exit Smiling (26) B. Pleasant vehicle for a very special + different kind of silent comedy perf by Lillie. Ending dodges bathos strikingly

Niagara (53) A. Day-glo noir ravishes with colour, sordid tension and keen eye for the everyday subordination of women in 50s America

Giants and Toys (58) C+. Propulsive forward motion fails to disguise narrative incoherence and airheaded satire. Has guts but not smarts

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (72) A+. Sets up plastic tableaux and watches them melt in the heat of psychological interrogation. Super

Violated Angels (67) A-. Merciless, nihilistic elegy for era when these subjects weren't on filmmakers minds - silence, shadow & slaughter

Silence Has No Wings (66) B+. Stabs at poetry get goofy when actors are around, but the salaryman sequence a masterwork of alienation chic

The White Bus (67) B. Irreverent aesthetic and game humour don't add up to much. Limited aim for limited returns, but enjoyably fractured

Marks (95) C-. Relentlessly dry procedural takes inscrutable dips into ultraviolence + pinku window dressing. Inert, miserablist and stupid

Duck Soup (33) C. McCarey's tendency to pause action for punchlines stalls action, reduces Groucho wit to glibness. Shiftless 'anarchy'

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All That Heaven Allows (55) A. Fiery autumn colours symbolise a woman & a society cracking the shell of class obligation, condensed/perfect

The Body Snatcher (45) B+. Lays out the ruthless energy of his best work, glitters with a grim patina. Stellar acting by Karloff, Daniell.

Sparrows Dance (12) A-. Revolutionary in its unpreciousness - a new form of comedy for a new age that only occasionally cloys. Great texture

Niagara (53) A. Day-glo noir ravishes with colour, sordid tension and keen eye for the everyday subordination of women in 50s America

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (72) A+. Sets up plastic tableaux and watches them melt in the heat of psychological interrogation. Super


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Winter Twilight (57) B. Foglit expressionism is torn between two modes of representation, but illustrates its diffuse narrative gorgeously

The Living End (92) A-. Irreverent road pic accrues political cachet, ends on a striking note of socioemotional insecurity. Brave and angry

The Kid (21) C+. No surprise that the jokes cloy, more fascinating that a stodgy Chaplin gets one-upped by a 7 year-old.

São Paulo S/A (65) B+. Wires-crossed narrative takes a while to let air in but its handle on urban ennui is fresh even for the alienated 60s

Elegy of a Voyage (01) C+. Poetry Frankensteined til it no longer resembles poetry - unique but not necessarily different; dry, unengaging.

Charulata (64) A. Superb lead performance illuminates and complicates story of individuals laying barriers between society and each other

Blood of the Condor (69). A- Simplicity bravely magnifies anguish of an entire nation - creeping unease showcases real generic cajones.

The Story of Paul (75) B. Too fractured for its own good but sensory maelström pulls in at some surprising emotional stations.

Reconstruction (68) A+. Glorious controlled chaos allegorises a totalitarian regime in remarkably audacious ways. Killer finale

Mysterious Skin (04) A-. Araki's camera balances horror, tragedy, erotica and ennui in painful and remarkable ways. Hard but valuable

The Docks of New York (28) B-. Great distaff performances struggle against stifling narrative. Silly worship of Bancroft's character

A Simple Death (85) B+. Seeds of great narrative yield to prohibitively aesthetic treatment, but results still beautiful, thought-provoking

The Death of Maria Malibran (72) C. Immaculately composed tableaux still express a tired + tactless queer male reappropriation of femininity

Titicut Follies (67) B+. More expository than allegorical, but its starkness and frank address are anything but classical.

Le million (31) A-. Engineers a Satanic level of concern over a capitalist nightmare. Gleeful, inventive and hysterical fun.

Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (07) B+. Trapped by the constraints of the 're-' but lays out subtle groundwork for the '-build'. Character dev backseats.

Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth? (32) A-. Farce yields to stark and disquieting exposé of a changing class system. Superbly acted.

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (09) A-. Crackling energy. Proposes a fascinating cyclicality in its relationship to the series, though pathos loses out

Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (12) A-. Finds freedom to explore character psych the previous rebuilds didn't, builds compelling story on ruins of TEoE

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I feel like Anno dropped the ball on You Can (not) Redo at the beginning, which is basically Gurren Lagann with Evangelion characters - once Shinji 'escapes' it gets so much better though, the ending is quite a wonderful thing - does what End of Evangelion did so well with huge, bombastic setpieces interwoven with complex character pathos.

I think 2, then 1, then 3 is my preference for now - I'm curious how the last one play out.. though that may be a bit.

Also, Titicut Follies, Mysterious Skin, Docks of New York!


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I like #3. I'm really seeing the whole 'sequel' angle here, being built on the stuff laid out in the first two. It really feels like history repeating (and looks like it too, with the new Geofront apparently built on the wasteland of the old one from The End of Evangelion). I wonder if the Rebuild characters' idea of the First Impact was the Third Impact from the series.

3.0 is easily my fave so far, and it is the most beautiful as well.

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They're all pretty beautiful pieces of animation in their own way, but I found some of the computer assisted animation in 3 kind of clumsy, personally the animated sequences in space, and the red landscapes tend to be jaw dropping though. I kind of like the thickness of the light and the cohesion of all the different schools of animation in 1.0 the most personally.


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Haven't seen any of them!


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Some 2013 loose ends:

Travelling Circus (88) B+. Gorgeously evocative 3rd-cinema rumination on the insidiousness of capitalism. Incredible lead kid perf

Within Our Gates (20) C-. Progressive and brave, but crushingly devoid of any narrative or formal interest.

The Haunting (63) C+. Harris a shrill, ordinary muse for generally rote haunted-house spookery. Something went wrong w/ Wise in mid-50s

A Woman Under the Influence (74) B+. Exhausting w/ perfs poled between wrenching and blinkeredly false, but drills thru to a touching core

Nanook of the North (22) B. A lie and a narrative wash, but rapturous photography belies the purported see-and-shoot nature of production

Safety Last! (23) B+. Lloyd's poker face a perfect grounding for the escalating absurdity of Newmeyer & Taylor's action setpieces

The Organist at St. Vitus' Cathedral (29) B-. Dashes of formal invention improve but don't quite disguise rough-around-the-edges approach

Tonka of the Gallows (30) B+. Remarkable lead perf buoys this impressive piece of silent pulp, takes it into disarmingly emotional territory

Uzak (02) C+. Some nice moments of mood, but this is slow cinema w/out purpose, too dry for character study, too ugly for formalist exercise

Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (98) C. Strong performance by nonpro lead Lopsang, but historical miserablism is stultifyingly conventional

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (10) A. Itching for the emotion that drove MALADY, but Joe creates a cinema where time scarcely needs to exist - remarkable

In the City of Sylvia (07) A-. Too lighthearted for its own good but a feat of reflection and recursion, sensitive to the poetry of faces

Ashes and Diamonds (58) B-. Brimming with visual and storybuilding wit but structure so plodding Wajda's affair becomes monotone, airless

Illumination (73) A. Diffuse but rewarding, pointillist construction tosses out bursts of narrative like memories we're soon to forget

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And my 2013 film log/awards/statistics. Lifted from Facebook so excuse the cheesy flavour text:

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Woo, thank god 2013 is over! It had to have been the most challenging year of my life, totally exhausting, often awful but incredibly productive and rewarding. I'm looking ahead to a bright and shiny 2014, but before I leave all things 2013 behind I must wrap up my viewings with my new annual tradition! It has been a pretty strong year for viewings - not as good as 2012, not by a long shot, but I expanded my horizons and started dipping my toes into genres and media that I'd ignored in the past.There were a lot of valuable discoveries (and I matched my 2012 viewing total with over a week to spare before New Year's), although I probably lost out on afew by prematurely abandoning my Cine Crush Saga and Ozu/Naruse/Bergman/Perry viewing projects (I'll start them up again this year). Below is the ranked list of my viewings, as well as awards and statistics. I'll chase this with my end-of-year report, which will include a novels' worth of capsule essays on my Top 10 films, favourite characters, scenes and endings, within the week (you can find last year's report here - <a>https://www.facebook.com/notes/slayton-hurst-bourdon/slaytons-end-of-year-cinephile-spectacular-part-2-the-report/10151151531086533)</a>.

For now, here's the 340 feature films I saw for the first time in 2013, ranked by letter grade:

A+ = masterpiece, instant consideration in ‘best of all time’ list
A = near-masterpiece
A- = excellent
B+ = great
B = very good with minor flaws
B- = good with flaws
C+ = about 50/50
C = mediocre with good aspects
C- = poor
D = really bad
F = execrable

01 Showgirls (1995, Verhoeven) A+
02 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992, Lynch) A+
03 Nighthawks (1978, Peck) A+
04 Profound Desires of the Gods (1968, Imamura) A+
05 The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972, Fassbinder) A+
06 The Days Between (2001, Speth) A+
07 Reconstruction (1968, Pintilie) A+
08 Zorns Lemma (1970, Frampton) A+
09 Deep End (1970, Skolimowski) A+
10 Nanami: The Inferno of First Love (1968, Hani) A+

11 Trust (1990, Hartley) A
12 Illumination (1973, Zanussi) A
13 L’argent (1983, Bresson) A
14 Diamonds of the Night (1964, Němec) A
15 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974, Hooper) A
16 All That HeavenA llows (1955, Sirk) A
17 Scattered Clouds (1967, Naruse) A
18 The Snow Flurry (1959, Kinoshita) A
19 I fidanzati (1963, Olmi) A
20 Spring Breakers (2012, Korine) A

21 Niagara (1953, Hathaway) A
22 The Only Son (1936, Ozu) A
23 A Swedish Love Story (1970, Andersson) A
24 Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010, Weerasethakul) A
25 Meet Me in St. Louis (1944, Minnelli) A
26 Cure (1997, Kurosawa) A
27 Un homme qui dort (1974, Queysanne) A
28 Henry Fool (1997, Hartley) A
29 Castle of Purity (1972, Ripstein) A
30 The Ballad of Narayama (1958, Kinoshita) A

31 An Inn in Tokyo (1935, Ozu) A
32 The Strange Little Cat (2013, Zürcher) A
33 Crossroads (1976, Conner) A
34 Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972, Itō) A
35 Seconds (1966, Frankenheimer) A
36 Last Chants for a Slow Dance (1977, Jost) A
37 Charulata (1964, Ray) A
38 Yoyo (1965, Étaix) A
39 Scum (1979, Clarke) A
40 Holiday (1938, Cukor) A

41 High School (1968, Wiseman) A
42 Twilight Portrait (2011, Nikonova) A
43 Them! (1954, Douglas) A
44 Strike (1925, Eisenstein) A
45 The Engagement of Anna (1972, Voulgaris) A-
46 Freeze, Die, Come to Life! (1989, Kanevsky) A-
47 Rear Window (1954, Hitchcock) A-
48 The Turin Horse (2011, Tarr) A-
49 Do the Right Thing (1989, Lee) A-
50 In the City of Sylvia (2007, Guerín) A-

51 Immortal Love (1961, Kinoshita) A-
52 Wavelength (1967, Snow) A-
53 Valley of the Bees (1967, Vláčil) A-
54 Side Street (1950, Mann) A-
55 The Palm Beach Story (1942, Sturges) A-
56 Dillinger Is Dead (1969, Ferreri) A-
57 Con Air (1997, West) A-
58 Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (2012, Anno, Maeda, Masayuki & Tsurumaki) A-
59 Blood of the Condor (1969, Sanjinés) A-
60 The Living End (1992, Araki) A-

61 Play It As It Lays (1972, Perry) A-
62 Our Neighbour, MissYae (1934, Shimazu) A-
63 Caged (1950, Cromwell) A-
64 Mysterious Skin (2004, Araki) A-
65 Current (1963, Gaál) A-
66 A Story of Floating Weeds (1934, Ozu) A-
67 Dust in the Wind (1986, Hou) A-
68 The UnbelievableTruth (1989, Hartley) A-
69 Typhoon Club (1985, Sōmai) A-
70 Magic Mike (2012, Soderbergh) A-

71 Violated Angels (1967, Wakamatsu) A-
72 Man on a Swing (1974, Perry) A-
73 The Ox-Bow Incident (1943, Wellman) A-
74 The Wind (1928, Sjöström) A-
75 Marseille (2004, Schanelec) A-
76 Shadows of a Hot Summer (1977, Vláčil) A-
77 It’s Such a Beautiful Day (2012, Hertzfeldt) A-
78 Baby It’s You (1983, Sayles) A-
79 Passing Fancy (1933, Ozu) A-
80 Midnight (1939, Leisen) A-

81 Japanese Girls at the Harbour (1933, Shimizu) A-
82 Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth? (1932, Ozu) A-
83 Elephant (1989, Clarke) A-
84 Ladybug Ladybug (1963, Perry) A-
85 The Grasshopper (1969, Paris) A-
86 Crossfire (1947, Dmytryk) A-
87 Princess Mononoke (1997, Miyazaki) A-
88 The Skin I Live In (2011, Almodóvar) A-
89 The Unknown (1927, Browning) A-
90 Stark Fear (1962, Hockman) A-

91 Harmony Lessons (2013, Baigazin) A-
92 Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (2009, Anno, Masayuki & Tsurumaki) A-
93 Top Gun (1986, Scott) A-
94 Mute Witness (1994, Waller) A-
95 Behind the Candelabra (2013, Soderbergh) A-
96 Avetik (1992, Askarian) A-
97 (nostalgia) (1971, Frampton) A-
98 Starlet (2012, Baker) A-
99 Le million (1931, Clair) A-
100 Sparrows Dance (2012, Buschel) A-

101 Sherlock Jr. (1924, Keaton) B+
102 Through the Forest (2005, Civeyrac) B+
103 Lost Highway (1997, Lynch) B+
104 La gueule ouverte (1974, Pialat) B+
105 Once Upon a Time There Was a Singing Blackbird (1970, Iosseliani) B+
106 L’enfance nue (1968, Pialat) B+
107 Woman (1948, Kinoshita) B+
108 Humanity and Paper Balloons (1937, Yamanaka) B+
109 I Can No Longer Hear the Guitar (1991, Garrel) B+
110 Partie de campagne (1936, Renoir) B+

111 Cries and Whispers (1972, Bergman) B+
112 Mommie Dearest (1981, Perry) B+
113 A Woman Under the Influence (1974, Cassavetes) B+
114 Travelling Circus (1988, Việt) B+
115 A Flower in Hell (1958, Shin) B+
116 Insiang (1976, Brocka) B+
117 The Entity (1981, Furie) B+
118 Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958, Tashlin) B+
119 Moe no suzaku (1997, Kawase) B+
120 Black Sunday (1960, Bava) B+

121 The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (1999, Mambéty) B+
122 Early Works (1969, Žilnik) B+
123 Silence Has No Wings (1966, Kuroki) B+
124 The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012, Chbosky) B+
125 ChickenHawk (1994, Sideman) B+
126 Lore (2012, Shortland) B+
127 Sparrow (2008, To) B+
128 The Body Snatcher (1945, Wise) B+
129 Gummo (1997, Korine) B+
130 The Conjuring (2013, Wan) B+

131 Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007, Anno, Masayuki & Tsurumaki) B+
132 Le révélateur (1968, Garrel) B+
133 São Paulo S/A (1965, Person) B+
134 The Exorcist (1973, Friedkin) B+
135 A Simple Death (1985, Kaidanovsky) B+
136 The Passion of Anna (1969, Bergman) B+
137 The Reckless Moment (1949, Ophüls) B+
138 Our Children (2012, Lafosse) B+
139 Marriage of the Blessed (1989, Makhmalbaf) B+
140 White Mane (1953, Lamorisse) B+

141 Floating Life (1996, Law) B+
142 The House of the Devil (2009, West) B+
143 A Field in England (2013, Wheatley) B+
144 Don’t Look Now (1973, Roeg) B+
145 Magic Magic (2013, Silva) B+
146 Tales of a Street Corner (1962, Sakamoto & Yamamoto) B+
147 Talkback (1987, Maclean) B+
148 The Dependent (1969, Favio) B+
149 The Woman in Question (1950, Asquith) B+
150 Titicut Follies (1967, Wiseman) B+

151 As a Wife, As a Woman (1961, Naruse) B+
152 Drifting Clouds (1996, Kaurismäki) B+
153 Viy (1967, Kropachyov & Yershov) B+
154 Cat Soup (2001, Satō) B+
155 All the Light in the Sky (2012, Swanberg) B+
156 Doc (1971, Perry) B+
157 Female Prisoner #701 Scorpion: Beast Stable (1973, Itō) B+
158 Buffet froid (1979, Blier) B+
159 Magdana’s Donkey (1955, Abuladze & Chkheidze) B+
160 The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (1979, Ruiz) B+

161 Tonka of the Gallows (1930, Anton) B+
162 A Lady Without Passport (1950, Lewis) B+
163 Camille Rewinds (2012, Lvovsky) B+
164 Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928, Reisner) B+
165 Park Row (1952, Fuller) B+
166 Anticipation of the Night (1958, Brakhage) B+
167 Hour of the Wolf (1968, Bergman) B+
168 The World’s End (2013, Wright) B+
169 Woman of Tokyo (1933, Ozu) B+
170 Safety Last! (1923, Newmeyer & Taylor) B+

171 A Fine Day (2001, Arslan) B+
172 Winter Twilight (1957, Lenartowicz) B
173 Suicide Club (2001, Sono) B
174 Flirt (1995, Hartley) B
175 The Story of Paul (1975, Féret) B
176 Messidor (1979, Tanner) B
177 A Legend or Was It? (1963, Kinoshita) B
178 The Player (1992, Altman) B
179 Everyday Objects (2013, Wackerbarth) B
180 Waiting for Happiness (2002, Sissako) B

181 Beyond the Hills (2012, Mungiu) B
182 The Crazies (1973, Romero) B
183 Annie Hall (1977, Allen) B
184 La haine (1995, Kassovitz) B
185 And Soon the Darkness (1970, Fuest) B
186 Somewhere (2010, Coppola) B
187 The Stranger Within a Woman (1966, Naruse) B
188 They Live By Night (1948, Ray) B
189 Night and Fog (1955, Resnais) B
190 The Army (1944, Kinoshita) B

191 Clueless (1995, Heckerling) B
192 Silver Linings Playbook (2012, Russell) B
193 Female Trouble (1974, Waters) B
194 Mother (1952, Naruse) B
195 Wonderland (1999, Winterbottom) B
196 Vengeance Is Mine (1979, Imamura) B
197 Life of Pi (2012, Lee) B
198 Dancing Girl (1951, Naruse) B
199 The Human Pyramid (1961, Rouch) B
200 Gremlins (1984, Dante) B

201 Bhuvan Shome (1969, Sen) B
202 Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970, Perry) B
203 Some Like It Hot (1959, Wilder) B
204 The Goddess (1934, Wu) B
205 Exit Smiling (1926, Taylor) B
206 Autumn Has Already Started (1960, Naruse) B
207 Simon of the Desert (1965, Buñuel) B
208 To Be or Not to Be (1942, Lubitsch) B
209 Angel’s Egg (1985, Oshii) B
210 Weddings and Babies (1958, Engel) B

211 Distant Journey (1949, Radok) B
212 The White Bus (1967, Anderson) B
213 Nanook of the North (1922, Flaherty) B
214 Blast of Silence (1961, Baron) B
215 The Adopted Son (1998, Arym Kubat) B
216 Louisiana Story (1948, Flaherty) B
217 Ashes and Diamonds (1958, Wajda) B-
218 Tokyo.Sora (2002, Ishikawa) B-
219 Mutiny on the Bounty (1962, Milestone) B-
220 Magnificent Obsession (1954, Sirk) B-

221 Went the Day Well? (1942, Cavalcanti) B-
222 My Name Is Julia Ross (1945, Lewis) B-
223 The Red Balloon (1956, Lamorisse) B-
224 Student (2012, Omirbaev) B-
225 Manhattan (1979, Allen) B-
226 The Past (2013, Farhadi) B-
227 Golem (1980, Szulkin) B-
228 Deliverance (1972, Boorman) B-
229 Jenny (1936, Carné) B-
230 The Sun Legend of the End of the Tokugawa Era (1957, Kawashima) B-

231 Kisses (1957, Masumura) B-
232 Insidious (2010, Wan) B-
233 The Docks of New York (1928, von Sternberg) B-
234 The Garden of Words (2013, Shinkai) B-
235 Martin (1977, Romero) B-
236 A Mother Should Be Loved (1934, Ozu) B-
237 Oldboy (2003, Park) B-
238 A Wife Confesses (1961, Masumura) B-
239 The Hard Way (1943, Sherman) B-
240 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956, Siegel) B-

241 Bitter End of a Sweet Night (1961, Yoshida) B-
242 Norman (2010, Segal) B-
243 Tiger Bay (1959,Thompson) B-
244 The Hurricane (1937, Ford) B-
245 The Organist at St. Vitus’ Cathedral (1929, Frič) B-
246 Sisters, or The Balance of Happiness (1979, von Trotta) B-
247 Wait and See (1998, Sōmai) B-
248 A Tale of Archery at the Sanjusangendo (1945, Naruse) B-
249 My Childhood (1972, Douglas) B-
250 The Changeling (1980, Medak) B-

251 Sailor Suit and Machine Gun (1981, Sōmai) B-
252 Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954, Anger) B-
253 Song of China (1935, Fei & Luo) B-
254 Cat People (1942,Tourneur) B-
255 Leptirica (1973, Kadijević) B-
256 Carnival of Souls (1962, Harvey) B-
257 Evening Stream (1960, Kawashima & Naruse) B-
258 Ilo Ilo (2013, Chen) B-
259 The Ghosts of Kasane Swamp (1957, Nakagawa) B-
260 Elegy of a Voyage (2001, Sokurov) C+

261 Deus Ex (1971, Brakhage) C+
262 Domino (2005, Scott) C+
263 Nobody Loves Me (1994, Dörrie) C+
264 Amateur (1994, Hartley) C+
265 Harakiri (1962, Kobayashi) C+
266 The Trouble with Harry (1955, Hitchcock) C+
267 Méditerranée (1963, Pollet & Schlöndorff) C+
268 The Canyons (2013, Schrader) C+
269 Excision (2012, Bates) C+
270 Soapdish (1991, Hoffman) C+

271 Dragnet Girl (1933, Ozu) C+
272 Giants and Toys (1958, Masumura) C+
273 D.O.A. (1950, Maté) C+
274 Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965, Meyer) C+
275 Uzak (2002, Ceylan) C+
276 The Haunting (1963, Wise) C+
277 The Stranger (1946, Welles) C+
278 Hester Street (1975, Micklin Silver) C+
279 The Angry Street (1950, Naruse) C+
280 The Man Who PlantedTrees (1987, Back) C+

281 Trilogy (1969, Perry) C+
282 Vendredi soir (2002, Denis) C+
283 The Three-Sided Mirror (1927, Epstein) C+
284 5 Centimetres Per Second (2007, Shinkai) C+
285 Corrode (2011, Gour) C+
286 Quelque part quelqu’un (1972, Bellon) C+
287 Halloween (1978, Carpenter) C+
288 Flood Tide (1958, Biberman) C+
289 Identikit (1974, Patroni Griffi) C+
290 The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974, Barilli) C+

291 Husband and Wife (1953, Naruse) C+
292 The Kid (1921, Chaplin) C+
293 Cabaret (1972, Fosse) C+
294 Lost Chapter of Snow: Passion (1985, Sōmai) C+
295 Out of the Blue (2006, Sarkies) C+
296 The Firemen’s Ball (1967, Forman) C+
297 And the Spring Comes (2007, Gu) C+
298 War Witch (2012, Nguyen) C+
299 Remorques (1941, Grémillon) C+
300 The Light That Failed (1939, Wellman) C+

301 Butterflies Have No Memories (2009, Diaz) C+
302 Surviving Desire (1991, Hartley) C+
303 Pulse (2001, Kurosawa) C
304 Female Agents (2008, Salomé) C
305 The Death of Maria Malibran (1972, Schroeter) C
306 Mother and Son (1997, Sokurov) C
307 Déjà Vu (2006, Scott) C
308 Batman (1989, Burton) C
309 The Rite (1969, Bergman) C
310 His Girl Friday (1940, Hawks) C

311 Lost in Thailand (2012, Xu) C
312 Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998, Chen) C
313 The Queen of Spades (1949, Dickinson) C
314 The Touch (1971, Bergman) C
315 Duck Soup (1933, McCarey) C
316 Isle of the Dead (1945, Robson) C
317 Double Deal (1950, Berlin) C
318 Stagecoach Kid (1949, Landers) C
319 Paris (2008, Klapisch) C
320 Smashed (2012, Ponsoldt) C

321 Closely Watched Trains (1966, Menzel) C
322 Green Tea (2003, Zhang) C
323 Kaza-hana (2000, Sōmai) C
324 La bouche de Jean-Pierre (1996, Hadžihalilović) C
325 Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958, Monicelli) C
326 The Man with Three Coffins (1987, Lee) C
327 The Steamroller and the Violin (1961, Tarkovsky) C
328 Witchfinder General (1968, Reeves) C
329 Paris qui dort (1925, Clair) C
330 A Running Jump (2012, Leigh) C

331 Illusions (1982, Dash) C
332 Moana (1926, Flaherty) C
333 Marks (1995, Sai) C-
334 Terminal USA (1993, Moritsugu) C-
335 Within Our Gates (1920, Micheaux) C-
336 Kansas City Bomber (1972, Freedman) C-
337 The Champion (1915, Chaplin) C-
338 Paju (2009, Park) C-
339 The Policewoman (2003, Sapinho) C-
340 South Pacific (1958, Logan) D


And some awards from this selection!

BEST PICTURE
Nighthawks
Profound Desires of the Gods
*** Showgirls
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
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06 The Days Between
07 Reconstruction
08 Zorns Lemma
09 Deep End
10 Nanami: The Inferno of First Love

BEST DIRECTOR
Sergei Eisenstein, for Strike
Tobe Hooper, for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Buster Keaton, for Sherlock Jr.
Harmony Korine, for Spring Breakers
*** Paul Verhoeven, for Showgirls
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06 Ramon Zürcher, for The Strange Little Cat
07 Shōhei Imamura, for Profound Desires of the Gods
08 Alfred Hitchcock, for Rear Window
09 Lucian Pintilie, for Reconstruction
10 Keisuke Kinoshita, for The Ballad of Narayama

BEST ACTOR
Dan Byrd, in Norman
Rock Hudson, in Seconds
Logan Lerman, in The Perks of Being a Wallflower
*** Ken Robertson, in Nighthawks
Thomas Jay Ryan, in Henry Fool
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06 Takeshi Sakamoto, in An Innin Tokyo
07 Pavel Nazarov, in Freeze, Die, Come to Life!
08 Lon Chaney, in The Unknown
09 Jacques Spiesser, in Un homme qui dort
10 Yūzō Kayama, in Scattered Clouds

BEST ACTRESS
Olga Dihovichnaya, in Twilight Portrait
*** Sheryl Lee, in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Noémie Lvovsky, in Camille Rewinds
Eleanor Parker, in Caged
Hideko Takamine, in As a Wife, As a Woman
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06 Tuesday Weld, in Play It As It Lays
07 Faye Dunaway, in Mommie Dearest
08 Chōko Iida, in The Only Son
09 Claudette Colbert, in The Palm Beach Story
10 Elizabeth Berkley, in Showgirls

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Richard Benjamin, in Diary of a Mad Housewife
George Constantin, in Reconstruction
*** Joel Grey, in Man on a Swing
Jan Kačer, in Valley of the Bees
John Randolph, in Seconds
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06 Mick Ford, in Scum
07 James Franco, in Spring Breakers
08 Rudy Vallee, in The Palm Beach Story
09 Boris Karloff, in The Body Snatcher
10 Fumio Watanabe, in Silence Has No Wings

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Harriet Andersson, in Cries and Whispers
*** Jane Asher, in Deep End
Cody Horn, in Magic Mike
Rachel Nicholas James, in Nighthawks
Anna Vagena, in The Engagement of Anna
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06 Rebecca Nelson, in Trust
07 Rieko Yagumo, in A Story of Floating Weeds
08 Gina Gershon, in Showgirls
09 Besedka Johnson, in Starlet
10 Gladys George, in The Hard Way

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Cure
Holiday
Man on a Swing
*** Seconds
Un homme qui dort
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06 Our Neighbour, Miss Yae
07 The Bitter Tears of Petrav on Kant
08 Mysterious Skin
09 Charulata
10 The Grasshopper

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Henry Fool
*** Nighthawks
Reconstruction
Showgirls
Twilight Portrait
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06 Deep End
07 The Palm Beach Story
08 An Inn in Tokyo
09 Illumination
10 Trust

BEST ENSEMBLE
A Woman Under the Influence
Caged
*** Reconstruction
Seconds
The Strange Little Cat
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06 Nighthawks
07 Illumination
08 La haine
09 In the City of Sylvia
10 Lore

BEST ART DIRECTION & PRODUCTION DESIGN
Dillinger Is Dead
Rear Window
Showgirls
*** The Ballad of Narayama
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
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06 Batman
07 Sparrows Dance
08 Behind the Candelabra
09 Meet Me in St. Louis
10 The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
A Swedish Love Story
Identikit
Profound Desires of the Gods
Spring Breakers
*** The Days Between
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06 Top Gun
07 Showgirls
08 Winter Twilight
09 The Death of Maria Malibran
10 Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Behind the Candelabra
Camille Rewinds
Soapdish
*** Showgirls
Valley of the Bees
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06 Mommie Dearest
07 Female Agents
08 Nobody Loves Me
09 The Body Snatcher
10 Mysterious Skin

BEST EDITING
Illumination
*** Reconstruction
Spring Breakers
Strike
Zorns Lemma
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06 Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41
07 Diamonds of the Night
08 Nanami: The Inferno of First Love
09 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
10 Shadows of a Hot Summer

BEST MAKEUP & HAIR
Behind the Candelabra
Seconds
*** Showgirls
The Exorcist
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
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06 The Only Son
07 The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
08 Vengeance Is Mine
09 The Ballad of Narayama
10 Camille Rewinds

BEST SOUND
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Advance
*** Nanami: The Inferno of First Love
Spring Breakers
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
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06 The Strange Little Cat
07 The Conjuring
08 Shadows of a Hot Summer
09 Caged
09 The Exorcist

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
*** Gremlins
Life of Pi
The Entity
The Hurricane
Them!
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06 Con Air
07 Sherlock Jr.
08 The Exorcist
09 Viy
10 Black Sunday


And the stats!

I have seen:
10 A+s (3% ofthe year’s viewings)
34 As (10%)
56 A-s (16%)
71 B+s (21%)
45 Bs (13%)
43 B-s (12.6%)
43 C+s (12.6%)
30 Cs (9%)
7 C-s (2%)
1 D (0.3%)
0 Fs (0%)

As anyone I’ve harassed with my year-long updates knows, I’ve been tackling my stat-making month by month. Based on the percentage of A-range viewings, this is the quality ofthe filmwatching months I’ve had this year:

01 DECEMBER – 37% of 30 viewings (#1 – Reconstruction)
02 JANUARY – 36% of 39 viewings (#1 – The Texas Chain Saw Massacre)
03 APRIL – 35% of 23 viewings (#1 – Showgirls)
04 NOVEMBER – 35% of 26 viewings (#1 – The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant)
05 MAY – 35% of 26 viewings (#1 – Nighthawks)
06 JULY – 30% of 33 viewings (#1 – L’argent)
07 FEBRUARY – 30% of 27 viewings (#1 – Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me)
08 MARCH – 27% of 37 viewings (#1 – Zorns Lemma)
09 OCTOBER – 27% of 26 viewings (#1 – Profound Desires of the Gods)
10 AUGUST – 24% of 25 viewings (#1 – Deep End)
11 JUNE – 21% of 28 viewings (#1 – Trust)
12 SEPTEMBER – 10% of 20 viewings (#1 – Holiday)

I have seen:
1 film from the 1910s
15 films from the 1920s
22 films from the 1930s
23 films from the 1940s
40 films from the 1950s
56 films from the 1960s
53 films from the 1970s
25 films from the 1980s
34 films from the 1990s
31 films from the 2000s
40 films from the 2010s

I’ve seen at least one film from every year 1920-2013 (with one straggler from 1915!). The year I’ve seen the most films from is 2012 (20) followed by 1972 and 2013 (12 each), 1958 (10), 1969 (9), 1967, 1968, 1974 and 1997 (8 each), 1950, 1961 and 1979 (7 each) and 1963, 1970, 1973, 1989 and 2001 (6 each).

The director I paid the most attention to this year was Mikio Naruse, for the second year running, with 10 films viewed (one of which was co-directed), with Yasujirō Ozu running up at 8, followed by Frank Perry (7), Hal Hartley and Keisuke Kinoshita (6 each), Ingmar Bergman and Shinji Sōmai (5 each), Hideaki Anno*, Robert J. Flaherty, Masayuki*, Yasuzō Masumura, Tony Scott and Kazuya Tsurumaki* (3 each) and Woody Allen, Gregg Araki, Stan Brakhage, Charles Chaplin, René Clair, Alan Clarke, Hollis Frampton, Philippe Garrel, Alfred Hitchcock, Shōhei Imamura, Shunya Itō, Yūzō Kawashima**, Harmony Korine, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Albert Lamorisse, Joseph H. Lewis, David Lynch, Maurice Pialat, George A. Romero, Makoto Shinkai, Douglas Sirk, Steven Soderbergh, Aleksandr Sokurov, Sam Taylor***, František Vláčil, James Wan, William A. Wellman, Robert Wise and Frederick Wiseman with 2 each.
* I have seen two films these directors made as a trio and one film they made as a quartet with Mahiro Maeda.
** I have seen one of Kawashima’s solo efforts and one he co-directed with Mikio Naruse.
*** I have seen one of Taylor’s solo efforts and one he co-directed with Fred C. Newmeyer.

This year I have seen films from a total of 272 directors, included in which are 6 directorial teams, 1 directorial trio and 1 directorial quartet. They represent 51 countries (including 4 former states).

I have seen:
134 films from the USA
61 films from Japan
30 films from France
17 films from the UK
8 films from the former state of Czechoslovakia
7 films from the former USSR
6 films each from Germany and Italy
5 films from Sweden
4 films each from Canada, the People’s Republic of China, Poland, the Russian Federation and South Korea
3 films each from India and the former state of West Germany
2 films each from Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, the former Republic of China, Romania, Spain and the former state of Yugoslavia
and 1 film from each of the following countries: Argentina Armenia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Mauritania, Portugal, Senegal, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam

Languages – English (159), Japanese (61), French (35), German (10), Russian (8), Czech (7), Chinese (6), Swedish (5), Korean, Polish and Spanish (4 each), Italian (3), Cantonese, Georgian, Hindi, Hungarian, Kazakh, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian and Tagalog (2 each) and Bengali, Farsi, Finnish, Greek, Hassanya, Kyrgyz, Min Nan, Quechua, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese and Wolof with 1 each. I have also seen 4 silent films without intertitles.

Stay tuned for my end-of-year report!

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Latest notable first-time viewings:

* The Sun in a Net / Uher
** The Seashell and the Clergyman / Dulac
The Tales of Beatrix Potter / Mills
* A Flood in Ba'ath Country / Amiralay
Times and Winds / Erdem
Most Beautiful Island / Asensio
* Japanese Girls Never Die / Matsui
* Birth Certificate / Różewicz
Bush Mama / Gerima
** Paris Is Burning / Livingston


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oh yeah i did a thing

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The Tales of Beatrix Potter / Mills
* A Flood in Ba'ath Country / Amiralay
Times and Winds / Erdem
Most Beautiful Island / Asensio
* Japanese Girls Never Die / Matsui
* Birth Certificate / Różewicz
Bush Mama / Gerima
** Paris Is Burning / Livingston


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that took a lot of work


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That is pure insanity.


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Ouch, September.


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to be fair broke up with boyfriend and shot film that month but lol

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** The Seashell and the Clergyman / Dulac
The Tales of Beatrix Potter / Mills
* A Flood in Ba'ath Country / Amiralay
Times and Winds / Erdem
Most Beautiful Island / Asensio
* Japanese Girls Never Die / Matsui
* Birth Certificate / Różewicz
Bush Mama / Gerima
** Paris Is Burning / Livingston


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