Top 10 of 2018

*Click on the ‘Lists & Logs’ tab to see lists from previous years.

This list will be updated each time I see a film from 2018 (world premiere/imdb date) that is better than at least one of the films already on the list.

  1. The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier)
  2. Climax (Gaspar Noé)
  3. The Image Book (Jean-Luc Godard)
  4. Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Bi Gan)
  5. Burning (Lee Chang-dong)
  6. L. COHEN (James Benning)
  7. High Life (Claire Denis)
  8. Our Time (Carlos Reygadas)
  9. Black Mother (Khalik Allah)
  10. Donbass (Sergei Loznitsa)

 

Polls Top 10 (Eligible titles appear here.) (Note: This year I started including MUBI’s [and other VOD services’] streaming-only releases on this list.)

  1. The House That Jack Built (2018, Lars von Trier)
  2. Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (2017, Bruno Dumont)
  3. Mrs. Hyde (2017, Serge Bozon)
  4. Burning (2018, Lee Chang-dong)
  5. The Dreamed Path (2016, Angela Schanelec)
  6. Streetscapes [Dialogue] (2017, Heinz Emigholz)
  7. 24 Frames (2017, Abbas Kiarostami)
  8. Caniba (2017, Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Verena Paravel)
  9. Ready Player One (2018, Steven Spielberg)
  10. First Reformed (2017, Paul Schrader)

 

My Top 10 Discoveries During 2018 (for first-time viewings of films made before 2000)

  1. A Child’s Garden and the Serious Sea (1991, Stan Brakhage)
  2. Daisy Kenyon (1947, Otto Preminger)
  3. The Text of Light (1974, Stan Brakhage)
  4. Hatari! (1962, Howard Hawks)
  5. Tortured Dust (1984, Stan Brakhage)
  6. Flesh for Frankenstein (1973, Paul Morrissey)
  7. The Heartbreak Kid (1972, Elaine May)
  8. Treasure of the Four Crowns (1983, Ferdinando Baldi)
  9. Anticipation of the Night (1958, Stan Brakhage)
  10. Amityville 3-D (1983, Richard Fleischer)

 

Other 2018 films I’ve seen

  • Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg) – 6.7
  • Asako I & II (Ryûsuke Hamaguchi) – 6.6
  • The Grand Bizarre (Jodie Mack) – 6.6
  • Green Book (Peter Farrelly) – 6.6
  • I Can See Forever (Jeremy Shaw) – 6.5
  • Mission: Impossible—Fallout (Christopher McQuarrie) – 6.5
  • In My Room (Ulrich Köhler) – 6.5
  • In the Realm of Perfection (Julien Faraut) – 6.5
  • BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee) – 6.5
  • La Flor (Mariano Llinas) – 6.4
  • Hotel by the River (Hong Sang-soo) – 6.4
  • Coincoin and the Extra-Humans (Bruno Dumont) – 6.3
  • An Elephant Sitting Still (Hu Bo) – 6.3
  • Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham) – 6.3
  • Spice It Up (Lev and Yonah Lewis & Calvin Thomas) – 6.3
  • Transit (Christian Petzold) – 6.2
  • Ash is Purest White (Jia Zhang-ke) – 6.2
  • Non-Fiction (Olivier Assayas) – 6.2
  • Private Life (Tamara Jenkins) – 6.1
  • Monrovia, Indiana (Frederick Wiseman) – 6.0
  • Petra (Jaime Rosales) – 6.0
  • Support the Girls (Andrew Bujalski) – 5.9
  • Jinpa (Pema Tseden) – 5.9
  • M/M (Drew Lint) – 5.9
  • Winter’s Night (Jang Woo-jin) – 5.9
  • Notes on an Appearance (Ricky D’Ambrose) – 5.8
  • Communion Los Angeles (Peter Bo Rappmund & Adam R. Levine) – 5.8
  • Infinite Football (Corneliu Porumboiu) – 5.8
  • Girl (Lukas Dhont) – 5.8
  • Happy as Lazzaro (Alice Rohrwacher) – 5.7
  • Game Night (John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein) – 5.7
  • Widows (Steve McQueen) – 5.7
  • Unfriended: Dark Web (Stephen Susco) – 5.6
  • Ayka (Sergey Dvortsevoy) – 5.6
  • Shoplifters (Hirokazu Kore-eda) – 5.6
  • The Old Man & the Gun (David Lowery) – 5.6
  • A Star is Born (Bradley Cooper) – 5.6
  • Mid90s (Jonah Hill) – 5.6
  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening (RaMell Ross) – 5.6
  • Madeline’s Madeline (Josephine Decker) – 5.6
  • The Load (Ognjen Glavonic) – 5.6
  • ROOM H.264: Brooklyn, NY, June 2016 (Jeff Reichert, Damon Smith, & Eric Hynes) – 5.6
  • Piercing (Nicolas Pesce) – 5.5
  • Grass (Hong Sang-soo) – 5.5
  • Thunder Road (Jim Cummings) – 5.5
  • Greta (Neil Jordan) – 5.4
  • What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire? (Roberto Minervini) – 5.4
  • Sorry to Bother You (Boots Riley) – 5.4
  • The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos) – 5.4
  • Maya (Mia Hansen-Løve) – 5.4
  • At War (Stéphane Brizé) – 5.4
  • Belmonte (Federico Veiroj) – 5.3
  • Minding the Gap (Bing Liu) – 5.3
  • N.O.N. (Zebulon Zang) – 5.3
  • Ten Years Thailand (Assarat, Sasanatieng, Sriphol, & Weerasethakul) – 5.3
  • Casanova Gene (Luise Donschen) – 5.3
  • The Dead and the Others (João Salaviza & Renée Nader Messora) – 5.3
  • ROMA (Alfonso Cuarón) – 5.2
  • RAY & LIZ (Richard Billingham) – 5.2
  • The Mule (Clint Eastwood) – 5.2
  • 3 Faces (Jafar Panahi) – 5.2
  • Everything Outside (David Findlay) – 5.2
  • The Last Race (Michael Dweck) – 5.2
  • To the Ends of the World (Guillaume Nicloux) – 5.1
  • The Other Side of the Wind (Orson Welles) – 5.1
  • A Faithful Man (Louis Garrel) – 5.1
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) – 5.1
  • The Pluto Moment (Ming Zhang) – 5.1
  • First Man (Damian Chazelle) – 5.0
  • The Wild Pear Tree (Nuri Bilge Ceylan) – 5.0
  • Roi Soleil (Albert Serra) – 5.0
  • Buy Me a Gun (Julio Hernández Cordón) – 5.0
  • Your Face (Tsai Ming-liang) – 4.9
  • In Fabric (Peter Strickland) – 4.9
  • They Shall Not Grow Old (Peter Jackson) – 4.9
  • Sauvage (Camille Vidal-Naquet) – 4.9
  • Unsane (Steven Soderbergh) – 4.9
  • Meeting Gorbachev (Werner Herzog & André Singer) – 4.9
  • Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski) – 4.9
  • Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) – 4.9
  • A Land Imagined (Siew Hua Yeo) – 4.9
  • Touch Me Not (Adina Pintilie) – 4.9
  • Border (Ali Abbasi) – 4.9
  • Classical Period (Ted Fendt) – 4.8
  • Black Panther (Ryan Coogler) – 4.8
  • Destroyer (Karyn Kusama) – 4.8
  • Roads in February (Katherine Jerkovic) – 4.8
  • Introduzione All’Oscuro (Gastón Solnicki) – 4.8
  • Diamantino (Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt) – 4.7
  • Her Smell (Alex Ross Perry) – 4.7
  • Annihilation (Alex Garland) – 4.7
  • Vox Lux (Brady Corbet) – 4.7
  • Bisbee ’17 (Robert Greene) – 4.7
  • Dogman (Matteo Garrone) – 4.7
  • The Tale (Jennifer Fox) – 4.7
  • Mangoshake (Terry Chiu) – 4.7
  • Sorry Angel (Christophe Honoré) – 4.6
  • Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) – 4.6
  • Too Late to Die Young (Dominga Sotomayor) – 4.6
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel & Ethan Coen) – 4.6
  • The River (Emir Baigazin) – 4.6
  • When the Storm Fades (Sean Devlin) – 4.6
  • The New Romantic (Carly Stone) – 4.6
  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Ol Parker) – 4.5
  • The Trial (Sergei Loznitsa) – 4.5
  • Capernaum (Nadine Labaki) – 4.5
  • Knife + Heart (Yann Gonzalez) – 4.4
  • Hereditary (Ari Aster) – 4.4
  • Girls of the Sun (Eva Husson) – 4.4
  • Mandy (Panos Cosmatos) – 4.3
  • Diane (Kent Jones) – 4.2
  • The 15:17 to Paris (Clint Eastwood) – 4.1
  • Crazy Rich Asians (Jon M. Chu) – 4.1
  • Suspiria (Luca Guadagnino) – 4.1
  • The Far Shore (David Uloth) – 4.1
  • Birds of Passage (Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra) – 4.1
  • The Mountain (Rick Alverson) – 4.0
  • The Museum of Forgotten Triumphs (Bojan Bodružić) – 4.0
  • Everybody Knows (Asghar Farhadi) – 4.0
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Desiree Akhavan) – 4.0
  • A Family Tour (Ying Liang) – 3.9
  • Song of a Seer (Aïda Maigre-Touchet) – 3.9
  • Under the Silver Lake (David Robert Mitchell) – 3.9
  • The Land of Steady Habits (Nicole Holofcener) – 3.8
  • Freaks (Zach Lipovsky & Adam Stein) – 3.8
  • Sunset (László Nemes) – 3.7
  • Victory Day (Sergei Loznitsa) – 3.6
  • Summer (Kirill Serebrennikov) – 3.6
  • Firecrackers (Jasmin Mozaffari) – 3.5
  • Yomeddine (A.B. Shawky) – 3.5
  • The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (Xavier Dolan) – 3.4
  • Aniara (Pella Kågerman & Hugo Lilja) – 3.2
  • Wildlife (Paul Dano) – 3.0
  • Anthem of a Teenage Prophet (Robin Hays) – 2.9
  • Clara (Akash Sherman) – 2.8
  • The Grizzlies (Miranda de Pencier) – 2.3

TIFF2018 Recap

Key
Saw at TIFF (Sept. 6-16)
Saw at Cannes or Jeonju
– Saw a screener of some kind


Tier 0 [A- / A / A+]
[insert The House That Jack Built (8.7) here]


Tier 1 [B+]
Climax (Gaspar Noé) – 7.7
Burning (Lee Chang-dong) – 7.7
The Image Book (Jean-Luc Godard) – 7.5
Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Bi Gan) – 7.3
L. COHEN (James Benning) – 7.1
High Life (Claire Denis) – 7.0


Tier 2 [B]
Our Time (Carlos Reygadas) – 6.9
Donbass (Sergei Loznitsa) – 6.8
Asako I & II (Ryūsuke Hamaguchi) – 6.6
The Grand Bizarre (Jodie Mack) – 6.6
Green Book (Peter Farrelly) – 6.6
In My Room (Ulrich Köhler) – 6.5
La Flor (Mariano Llinás) – 6.4
Hotel by the River (Hong Sang-soo) – 6.4
An Elephant Sitting Still (Hu Bo) – 6.2
Ash is Purest White (Jia Zhang-ke) – 6.2
Transit (Christian Petzold) – 6.2
Non-Fiction (Olivier Assayas) – 6.2


Tier 3 [B-]
Monrovia, Indiana (Frederick Wiseman) – 6.0
Jinpa (Pema Tseden) – 5.9
Widows (Steve McQueen) – 5.7
A Star is Born (Bradley Cooper) – 5.6
The Load (Ognjen Glavonic) – 5.6
Mid90s (Jonah Hill) – 5.6
Shoplifters (Hirokazu Kore-eda) – 5.6
Greta (Neil Jordan) – 5.4
Maya (Mia Hansen-Løve) – 5.4
What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire? (Robert Minervini) – 5.4


Tier 4 [C+]
Belmonte (Federico Veiroj) – 5.3
3 Faces (Jafar Panahi) – 5.2
ROMA (Alfonso Cuarón) – 5.2
A Faithful Man (Louis Garrel) – 5.1
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) – 5.1
First Man (Damien Chazelle) – 5.0
The Wild Pear Tree (Nuri Bilge Ceylan) – 5.0
In Fabric (Peter Strickland) – 4.9
Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski) – 4.9
Meeting Gorbachev (Werner Herzog & André Singer) – 4.9
Border (Ali Abbasi) – 4.9
Destroyer (Karyn Kusama) – 4.8
Diamantino (Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt) – 4.7
Her Smell (Alex Ross Perry) – 4.7
Vox Lux (Brady Corbet) – 4.7
Dogman (Matteo Garrone) – 4.7
Too Late to Die Young (Dominga Sotomayor) – 4.6
The River (Emir Baigazin) – 4.6


Tier 5 [C]
The Trial (Sergei Loznitsa) – 4.5
Capernaum (Nadine Labaki) – 4.5
Girls of the Sun (Eva Husson) – 4.4
Birds of Passage (Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra) – 4.1
The Mountain (Rick Alverson) – 4.0
Everybody Knows (Asghar Farhadi) – 4.0
The Land of Steady Habits (Nicole Holofcener) – 3.8


Tier 6 [C-]
Sunset (László Nemes) – 3.7
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (Xavier Dolan) – 3.4
Aniara (Pella Kagerman & Hugo Lilja) – 3.2
Wildlife (Paul Dano) – 3.0



Fausto (Andrea Bussmann) – TK



Shorts [Alphabetical]
  – Ada Kaleh (Helena Wittmann)
  – The Air of the Earth in Your Lungs (Ross Meckfessel)
  – Alice (1974, Maria Lassnig)
  – ALTIPLANO (Malena Szlam)
  – ante mis ojos (Lina Rodriguez)
  – Arena (Björn Kämmerer)
  – Blue (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  – Colophon (for the Arboretum Cycle) (Nathaniel Dorsky)
  – Fainting Spells (Sky Hopinka)
  – Fallen Arches (Simon Liu)
  – Girl Pack (1981, Lisa Baumgardner)
  – The Glass Note (Mary Helena Clark)
  – Hoarders Without Boarders (Jodie Mack)
  – I Hope I’m Loud When I’m Dead (Beatrice Gibson)
  – Île d’Ouessant (David Dudouit)
  – The Invisible Cinema 3 (Philipp Fleischmann)
  – Julio Iglesias’s House (Natalia Marín)
  – The Labyrinth (Laura Huertas Millán)
  – Man in the Well (Hu Bo)
  – mumok kino (hilipp Fleischmann)
  – 1986 Summer (1986, Toshio Matsumoto)
  – Please step out of the frame. (Karissa Hahn)
  – Polly One (Kevin Jerome Everson)
  – Prologue to the Tarot: Glenna (Brittany Gravely & Ken Linehan)
  – A Return (James Edmonds)
  – Slip (Celia Perrin Sidarous)
  – Sira (Rolla Tahir)
  – Those Who Desire (Elena López Riera)
  – Trees Down Here (Ben Rivers)
  – Walled, Unwalled (Lawrence Abu Hamdan)
  – Words, Planets (Laida Lertxundi)

TIFF18 Schedule

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September 6
9:30AM – Wildlife (Paul Dano)
11:45AM – Non-Fiction (Olivier Assayas)
3:30PM – Our Time (Carlos Reygadas)
9:15PM – The River (Emir Baigazin)

September 7
9:15AM – Aniara (Pella Kågerman & Hugo Lilja)
12:15PM – The Mountain (Rick Alverson)
4:45PM – Greta (Neil Jordan)
7:15PM – Wavelengths 1: Earth, Wind & Fire
          – Polly One (Kevin Jerome Everson)
          – Blue (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
          – Fainting Spells (Sky Hopinka)
          – Prologue to the Tarot: Glenna (Brittany Gravely & Ken Linehan)
          – Hoarders Without Boarders (Jodie Mack)
          – ante mis ojos (Lina Rodriguez)
          – ALTIPLANO (Malena Szlam)
9:00PM – L. COHEN (James Benning)
          – preceded by Arena (Björn Kämmerer)

September 8
9:15AM – Vox Lux (Brady Corbet)
11:45AM – +The Grand Bizarre (Jodie Mack)
          – preceded by Those Who Desire (Elena López Riera)
4:15PM – Belmonte (Federico Veiroj)
7:45PM – Wavelengths 2: Another Brick in the Wall
          – Ada Kaleh (Helena Wittmann)
          – The Glass Note (Mary Helena Clark)
          – mumok kino (Philipp Fleischmann)
          – Trees Down Here (Ben Rivers)
          – 1986 Summer (Toshio Matsumoto)
          – Words, Planets (Laida Lertxundi)
          – The Invisible Cinema 3 (Philipp Fleischmann)
          – Walled, Unwalled (Lawrence Abu Hamdan)

September 9
8:30AM – Widows (Steve McQueen)
5:00PM – A Faithful Man (Louis Garrel)
7:45PM – Wavelengths 3: Centerfold
          – Girl Pack (Lisa Baumgardner)
          – Please step out of the frame. (Karissa Hahn)
          – The Air of the Earth in Your Lungs (Ross Meckfessel)
          – Sira (Rolla Tahir)
          – Slip (Celia Perrin Sidarous)
          – Alice (Maria Lassnig)
          – Fallen Arches (Simon Liu)
          – I Hope I’m Loud When I’m Dead (Beatrice Gibson)
11:59PM – +Climax (Gaspar Noé)

September 10
9:00AM – If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)
12:00PM – Her Smell (Alex Ross Perry)
4:00PM – Wavelengths 4: We’ve Only Just Begun
          – Colophon (for the Arboretum Cycle) (Nathaniel Dorsky)
          – A Return (James Edmonds)
          – The Labyrinth (Laura Huertas Millán)
          – Île d’Ouessant (David Dudouit)
          – Julio Iglesias’s House (Natalia Marín)
          – Man in the Well (Hu Bo)
8:45PM – High Life (Claire Denis)

September 11
9:00AM – ROMA (Alfonso Cuarón)
2:00PM – The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (Xavier Dolan)
7:00PM – Jinpa (Pema Tseden)
9:15PM – What You Gonna Do When the World’s On Fire? (Roberto Minervini)

September 12
8:45AM – Sunset (László Nemes)
11:45AM – Meeting Gorbachev (Werner Herzog & André Singer)
2:00PM – Mid90s (Jonah Hill)
9:00PM – Hold the Dark (Jeremy Saulnier) W/O

September 13
8:30AM – A Star is Born (Bradley Cooper)
12:15PM – Maya (Mia Hansen-Løve)
2:45PM – +Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Bi Gan)
9:00PM – The Trial (Sergei Loznitsa)

September 14
9:15AM – Green Book (Peter Farrelly)
12:15PM – Monrovia, Indiana (Frederick Wiseman)
3:30PM – Destroyer (Karyn Kusama)
7:00PM – La Flor, part 1 (Mariano Llinas)

September 15
9:45AM – The Land of Steady Habits (Nicole Holofcener)
11:45AM – In Fabric (Peter Strickland)
4:45PM – La Flor, part 2 (Mariano Llinas)

September 16
10:00AM – La Flor, part 3 (Mariano Llinas)
6:00PM – First Man (Damian Chazelle)
10:00PM – Hotel by the River (Hong Sang-soo)


Films I have already seen:
Climax (Gaspar Noé) – 7.7
Burning (Lee Chang-dong) – 7.7
The Image Book (Jean-Luc Godard) – 7.5
Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Bi Gan) – 7.3
Donbass (Sergei Loznitsa) – 6.8
Asako I & II (Ryūsuke Hamaguchi) – 6.6
The Grand Bizarre (Jodie Mack) – 6.6
In My Room (Ulrich Köhler) – 6.5
An Elephant Sitting Still (Hu Bo) – 6.2
Ash is Purest White (Jia Zhang-ke) – 6.2
Transit (Christian Petzold) – 6.2
The Load (Ognjen Glavonic) – 5.6
Shoplifters (Hirokazu Kore-eda) – 5.6
3 Faces (Jafar Panahi) – 5.2
The Wild Pear Tree (Nuri Bilge Ceylan) – 5.0
Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski) – 4.9
Border (Ali Abbasi) – 4.9
Diamantino (Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt) – 4.7
Dogman (Matteo Garrone) – 4.7
Too Late to Die Young (Dominga Sotomayor) – 4.6
Capernaum (Nadine Labaki) – 4.5
Girls of the Sun (Eva Husson) – 4.4
Birds of Passage (Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra) – 4.1
Everybody Knows (Asghar Farhadi) – 4.0

Fausto (Andrea Bussmann) – TK

Key:
Features (40min. and up) are in bold.
Shorts are in italics.
★ - I have seen this film and recommend it (6.0 and higher)
✘ - I have seen this film and recommend you don't (3.9 and lower).
● - I have seen this film. It's okay.
○ - I am seriously considering making an attempt to see this film.
⌛ - This film is at least 150 minutes long.
👓 - This film is at least partially stereoscopic.
🍁 - This film is (perhaps secretly) Canadian.
® - This film has a Canadian distributor.
® - This film has a US distributor. (Will be  if it is currently scheduled to be commercially released in 2018.)
*vod* - This film is with Netflix, Youtube, or other VOD-centric distributor, so may not receive a theatrical run.
16mm, 35mm, 70mm - It'll be screened from a film print.

Colour coding:
NYFF - Main Slate only, sans Opening, Closing, and Centerpiece films
SUNDANCE - New Sara Colangelo, for instance
BERLINALE - Isle of when elephants sit still
CANNES - Personae gratae
LOCARNO - The extra-humans
VENICE - Where stars are born
NOTABLE - Films that I'm actively looking forward to, for whatever reason

(Colours trump whatever is below them, so e.g. a film that played both Cannes and Locarno will be gold, unless e.g. it ends up in the NYFF Main Slate in which case it will become purple)


Special Presentations (59; last year: 66)
American Woman (Jake Scott)
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, & Edward Burtynsky) 🍁 ®
Baby (Liu Jie)
Ben is Back (Peter Hedges) ®
Boy Erased (Joel Edgerton)
Burning (Lee Chang-dong)
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Marielle Heller)
Capernaum (Nadine Labaki) ®
Cold War (Paweł Pawlikowski) ®
Colette (Wash Westmoreland) ®
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (Xavier Dolan) 🍁 ○
Dogman (Matteo Garrone) ® ®
Driven (Nick Hamm) ®
Duelles (Mothers’ Instinct) (Olivier Masset-Depasse)
A Faithful Man (Louis Garrel)
The Fall of the American Empire (Denys Arcand) 🍁
The Front Runner (Jason Reitman)
Giant Little Ones (Keith Behrman) 🍁 ®
Girls of the Sun (Eva Husson)
Gloria Bell (Sebastián Lelio) ®
Greta (Neil Jordan) ○
The Grizzlies (Miranda de Pencier) 🍁 ®
Hold the Dark (Jeremy Saulnier) *vod*
Hotel Mumbai (Anthony Maras)
The Hummingbird Project (Kim Nguyen) 🍁 ®
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)
Kursk (Thomas Vinterberg) ®
Legend of the Demon Cat – Director’s Cut (Chen Kaige)
Manto (Nandita Das)
Maya (Mia Hansen-Løve)
Mid90s (Jonah Hill)
A Million Little Pieces (Sam Taylor-Johnson)
Monsters and Men (Reinaldo Marcus Green)
MOUTHPIECE (Patricia Rozema) 🍁
Never Look Away (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)®
Non-Fiction (Olivier Assayas)
The Old Man & the Gun (David Lowery) ®
Papi Chulo (John Butler)
The Quietude (Pablo Trapero)
Red Joan (Sir Trevor Nunn)
ROMA (Alfonso Cuarón) *vod*
Shoplifters (Hirokazu Kore-eda) ®
The Sisters Brothers (Jacques Audiard)
Skin (Guy Nattiv)
Sunset (László Nemes) ®
Teen Spirit (Max Minghella)
Tell It To The Bees (Annabel Jankel)
Through Black Spruce (Don McKellar) 🍁
22 July (Paul Greengrass) *vod*
Viper Club (Maryam Keshavarz) *vod*
Vision (Naomi Kawase) ○
Vita & Virginia (Chanya Button)
Vox Lux (Brady Corbet) ®
The Wedding Guest (Michael Winterbottom)
The Weekend (Stella Meghie)
Where Hands Touch (Amma Asante)
White Boy Rick (Yann Demange)
Wild Rose (Tom Harper)
Wildlife (Paul Dano)



Contemporary World Cinema (48; last year: 48)
The Accused (Gonzalo Tobal)
Angel (Koen Mortier)
Asako I & II (Ryûsuke Hamaguchi) ®
Before the Frost (Michael Noer)
Belmonte (Federico Veiroj)
Birds of Passage (Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra) ®
The Black Book (Valeria Sarmiento) ○
Black 47 (Lance Daly)
Border (Ali Abbasi) ®
Bulbul Can Sing (Rima Das)
Core of the World (Natalia Meshchaninova)
The Dive (Yona Rozenkier)
Donbass (Sergei Loznitsa)
El Angel (Luis Ortega)
EXT. Night (Ahmad Abdalla)
The Factory (Yury Bykov) ○
Falls Around Her (Darlene Naponse) 🍁
The Fireflies Are Gone (Sébastien Pilote) 🍁
Florianópolis Dream (Ana Katz)
The Great Darkened Days (Maxime Giroux) 🍁 ○
“I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians” (Radu Jude)
Jinpa (Pema Tseden)
Kingsway (Bruce Sweeney) 🍁
Les Salopes or the Naturally Wanton Pleasure of Skin (Renée Beaulieu) 🍁
Let Me Fall (Baldvin Z)
Look at Me (Nejib Belkadhi)
Minuscule – Mandibles From Far Away (Thomas Szabo & Hélène Giraud)
The Most Beautiful Couple (Sven Taddicken)
Museum (Alonso Ruizpalacios)
One Last Deal (Klaus Härö)
The Other Story (Avi Nesher)
Quién te Cantará (Carlos Vermut) ○
The Realm (Rodrigo Sorogoyen)
Redemption (Joseph Madmony & Boaz Yehonatan Yaakov)
Retrospekt (Esther Rots)
Roads in February (Katherine Jerkovic)
Rosie (Paddy Breathnach)
Sew the Winter to my Skin (Jahmil X.T. Qubeka)
Sibel (Çagla Zencirci & Guillaume Giovanetti)
Splinters (Thom Fitzgerald) 🍁
Stupid Young Heart (Selma Vilhunen)
Styx (Wolfgang Fischer)
The Sweet Requiem (Ritu Sarin & Tenzing Sonam)
That Time of Year (Paprika Steen)
Ulysses & Mona (Sébastien Betbeder) ○
The Vice of Hope (Edoardo de Angelis)
Winter Flies (Olmo Omerzu)
Working Woman (Michal Aviad)



Discovery (46; last year: 45)
aKasha (hajooj kuka)
ANIARA (Pella Kågerman & Hugo Lilja) ○
Blind Spot (Tuva Novotny)
The Chambermaid (Lila Avilés)
Clara (Akash Sherman) 🍁
Complicity (Kei Chikaura)
Consequences (Darko Štante)
The Crossing (Bai Xue) ○
The Day I Lost My Shadow (Soudade Kaadan)
The Dig (Andy & Ryan Tohill)
Edge of the Knife (Gwaai Edenshaw & Helen Haig-Brown) 🍁
An Elephant Sitting Still (Hu Bo) ⌛ ★
Emu Runner (Imogen Thomas)
ENDZEIT – EVER AFTER (Carolina Hellsgård)
The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste García (Arturo Infante)
Farming (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje)
Fig Tree (Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian)
Firecrackers (Jasmin Mozaffari) 🍁 ®
Float Like a Butterfly (Carmel Winters)
Freaks (Zach Lipovsky & Adam Stein) 🍁
Girl (Lukas Dhont) ® *vod*
Gwen (William McGregor)
Helmet Heads (Neto Villalobos)
Her Job (Nikos Labôt)
Icebox (Daniel Sawka)
Jirga (Benjamin Gilmour)
Light as Feathers (Rosanne Pel)
Lionheart (Genevieve Nnaji)
The Load (Ognjen Glavonic) ®
Manta Ray (Phuttiphong Aroonpheng)
The Mercy of the Jungle (Joël Karekezi)
Orange Days (Arash Lahooti)
Our Body (Han Ka-ram)
Parade (Nino Zhvania)
Phoenix (Camilla Strøm Henriksen)
Rafiki (Wanuri Kahiu) ®
Saf (Ali Vatansever)
Screwdriver (Bassam Jarbawi)
Summer Survivors (Marija Kavtaradze)
Tel Aviv on Fire (Sameh Zoabi)
The Third Wife (Ash Mayfair)
Tito and the Birds (Gustavo Steinberg, Gabriel Bitar, & André Catoto)
Too Late to Die Young (Dominga Sotomayor)
Touch Me Not (Adina Pintilie)
Twin Flower (Laura Luchetti)
Woman at War (Benedikt Erlingsson) ® ®



TIFF Docs (28; last year: 26)
American Dharma (Errol Morris)
Angels Are Made Of Light (James Longley)
The Biggest Little Farm (John Chester)
Carmine Street Guitars (Ron Mann) 🍁 ®
Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes (Alexis Bloom)
The Elephant Queen (Victoria Stone & Mark Deeble)
Fahrenheit 11/9 (Michael Moore)
Free Solo (E. Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin) ®
Freedom Fields (Naziha Arebi)
Ghost Fleet (Shannon Service & Jeffrey Waldron)
Graves Without a Name (Rithy Pahn)
Heartbound (Janus Metz & Sine Gammelgaard Plambech)
Maiden (Alex Holmes)
Maria by Callas (Tom Volf)
Meeting Gorbachev (Werner Herzog & André Singer)
Monrovia, Indiana (Frederick Wiseman) ®
Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz (Barry Avrich) 🍁 ® ®
Putin’s Witnesses (Vitaly Mansky)
Quincy (Rashida Jones & Alan Hicks) ® *vod*
Reason (Anand Patwardhan) ⌛
Screwball (Billy Corben) ○
Searching for Ingmar Bergman (Margarethe von Trotta) ®
This Changes Everything (Tom Donahue)
The Truth About Killer Robots (Maxim Pozdorovkin)
Walking on Water (Andrey Paounov)
What is Democracy? (Astra Taylor) 🍁
When Arabs Danced (Jawad Rhalib)
Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (Mark Cousins)



Gala Presentations (20; last year: 20)
Beautiful Boy (Felix van Groeningen) ®
Everybody Knows (Asghar Farhadi) ®
First Man (Damien Chazelle)
Green Book (Peter Farrelly) ®
The Hate U Give (George Tillman, Jr.)
Hidden Man (Jiang Wen)
High Life (Claire Denis)
Husband Material (Anurag Kashyap) ⌛
Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy (Justin Kelly) ○
The Kindergarten Teacher (Sara Colangelo) ® ®
The Land of Steady Habits (Nicole Holofcener) ® *vod*
The Lie (Veena Sud) 🍁
Life Itself (Dan Fogelman) ®
Outlaw King (David Mackenzie) ® *vod*
A Private War (Matthew Heineman)
The Public (Emilio Estevez)
Shadow (Zhang Yimou)
A Star is Born (Bradley Cooper)
What They Had (Elizabeth Chomko)
Widows (Steve McQueen)



Wavelengths (16; last year: 16, including shorts programs)
Dead Souls (Wang Bing)®
Erased,___Ascent of the Invisible (Ghassan Halwani)
The Grand Bizarre (Jodie Mack) 16mm ★/○
     - preceded by Those Who Desire (Elena López Riera) ○
Fausto (Andrea Bussmann) 🍁
In My Room (Ulrich Köhler) ®
L. COHEN (James Benning)
     - preceded by Arena (Björn Kämmerer) 70mm
La Flor (Mariano Llinás) ⌛ ○
Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Bi Gan) 👓 ® ★/○
RAY & LIZ (Richard Billingham)
The Stone Speakers (Igor Drljača) 🍁 ○
The Trial (Sergei Loznitsa)
What You Gonna Do When the World’s On Fire? (Roberto Minervini)

Wavelengths 1: Earth, Wind & Fire
     - Polly One (Kevin Jerome Everson)
     - Blue (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
     - Fainting Spells (Sky Hopinka)
     - Prologue to the Tarot: Glenna (Brittany Gravely & Ken Linehan) 16mm
     - Hoarders Without Boarders (Jodie Mack) 16mm
     - ante mis ojos (Lina Rodriguez)
     - ALTIPLANO (Malena Szlam) 35mm

Wavelengths 2: Another Brick in the Wall
     - Ada Kaleh (Helena Wittmann)
     - The Glass Note (Mary Helena Clark)
     - mumok kino (2017, Philipp Fleischmann) 35mm
     - TREES DOWN HERE (Ben Rivers) 35mm
     - 1986 Summer (1986, Toshio Matsumoto)
     - Words, Planets (Laida Lertxundi)
     - The Invisible Cinema 3 (2017, Philipp Fleischmann) 16mm
     - Walled, Unwalled (Lawrence Abu Hamdan)

Wavelengths 3: Centerfold
     - Girl Pack (1981, Lisa Baumgardner)
     - Please step out of the frame. (Karissa Hahn)
     - The Air of the Earth in Your Lungs (Ross Meckfessel) 16mm
     - Sira (Rolla Tahir)
     - Slip (Celia Perrin Sidarous) 16mm
     - Alice (1974, Maria Lassnig)
     - Fallen Arches (Simon Liu) 35mm
     - I Hope I’m Loud When I’m Dead (Beatrice Gibson)

Wavelengths 4: We’ve Only Just Begun
     - Colophon (for the Arboretum Cycle) (Nathaniel Dorsky) 16mm
     - A Return (James Edmonds) 16mm
     - The Labyrinth (Laura Huertas Millán)
     - Île d’Ouessant (David Dudouit) 16mm
     - Julio Iglesias’s House (Natalia Marín)
     - Man in the Well (Hu Bo)



Platform (12; last year: 12)
Angelo (Markus Schleinzer)
Cities of Last Things (Ho Wi Ding)
Destroyer (Karyn Kusama)
Donnybrook (Tim Sutton)
The Good Girls (Alejandra Márquez Abella)
Her Smell (Alex Ross Perry)
The Innocent (Simon Jaquemet)
Jessica Forever (Caroline Poggi & Jonathan Vinel)
Mademoiselle de Joncquières (Emmanuel Mouret)
Out of Blue (Carol Morley)
The River (Emir Baigazin)
Rojo (Benjamín Naishtat)



Masters (11; last year: 11)
Ash is Purest White (Jia Zhang-ke)
Divine Wind (Merzak Allouache)
Hotel by the River (Hong Sang-soo)
The Image Book (Jean-Luc Godard) ★/○
Killing (Shinya Tsukamoto)
Loro (Paolo Sorrentino) ⌛ ○
Our Time (Carlos Reygadas) ⌛ ○
Peterloo (Mike Leigh) ⌛ ○
3 Faces (Jafar Panahi)
Transit (Christian Petzold)
The Wild Pear Tree (Nuri Bilge Ceylan) ⌛ ●



Midnight Madness (10; last year: 10)
Assassination Nation (Sam Levinson) ®
Climax (Gaspar Noé) ®
Diamantino (Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt)
Halloween (David Gordon Green) ®
In Fabric (Peter Strickland)
The Man Who Feels No Pain (Vasan Bala)
Nekrotronic (Kiah Roache-Turner)
The Predator (Shane Black)
The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (Henry Dunham)
The Wind (Emma Tammi)



Primetime (5; last year: 5)
Ad Vitam [2 episodes] (Thomas Cailley)
Folklore: A Mother’s Love & Pob [2 episodes] (Joko Anwar & Pen-ek Ratanaruang]
Homecoming [4 episodes] (Sam Esmail)
Sorry For Your Loss [4 episodes] (James Ponsoldt, Jessica Yu, & Allison Anders)
Stockholm [4 episodes] (Daniel Syrkin)



TIFF Cinematheque (4; last year: 4)
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001, Zacharias Kunuk) ●
Chocolat (1988, Claire Denis) 35mm
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, Carl Theodor Dreyer) 35mm
Persona (1966, Ingmar Bergman) 35mm



Special Events (4; last year: 5)
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World: A Behind-the-Scenes Look with director Dean DeBlois and producer Brad Lewis
Jason Reitman Live Read [The Breakfast Club (1985, John Hughes)]
The Joy Luck Club (1993, Wayne Wang)
Sharkwater Extinction (Rob Stewart) 🍁



Short Cuts [Both “Canada” and “International”]
Check the festival website for info about films playing in this section.



Can(nes)on

Crema
The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier)
Climax (Gaspar Noé)
Burning (Lee Chang-dong)
The Image Book (Jean-Luc Godard)
Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Bi Gan)

Body
Donbass (Sergei Loznitsa)
Asako I & II (Ryûsuke Hamaguchi)
In My Room (Ulrich Köhler)
BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee)
Ash is Purest White (Jia Zhang-ke)
Petra (Jaime Rosales)
Support the Girls (Andrew Bujalski) [Marché]

Heart
Girl (Lukas Dhont)
Happy as Lazzaro (Alice Rohrwacher)
Ayka (Sergei Dvortsevoy)
Shoplifters (Hirokazu Kore-eda)
The Load (Ognjen Glavonic)
At War (Stéphane Brizé)
Ten Years Thailand (Assarat, Sasanatieng, Sriphol, & Weerasethakul)
The Dead and the Others (João Salaviza & Renée Nader Messora)
3 Faces (Jafar Panahi)
To the Ends of the World (Guillaume Nicloux)
The Pluto Moment (Ming Zhang)
The Wild Pear Tree (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
Buy Me a Gun (Julio Hernández Cordón)
Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski)
Sauvage (Camille Vidal-Naquet)
Border (Ali Abbasi)
Diamantino (Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt)
Dogman (Matteo Garrone)
Sorry Angel (Christophe Honoré)
Leave No Trace (Debra Granik)

Sediment
Capharnaüm (Nadine Labaki)
Knife + Heart (Yann Gonzalez)
Girls of the Sun (Eva Husson)
Birds of Passage (Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra)
Everybody Knows (Asghar Farhadi)
Under the Silver Lake (David Robert Mitchell)
Summer (Kirill Serebrennikov)
Yomeddine (A.B. Shawky)

May 8
7:15 PM – Everybody Knows (Asghar Farhadi), Debussy

May 9
8:45 AM – Birds of Passage (Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra), Theatre Croisette

11:30 AM – Support the Girls (Andrew Bujalski) [Marché], Olympia 7
4:00 PM – Donbass (Sergei Loznitsa), Debussy
7:00 PM – Yomeddine (A.B. Shawky), Debussy

May 10
8:45 AM – Petra (Jaime Rosales), Theatre Croisette
11:45 AM – To the Ends of the World (Guillaume Nicloux), Theatre Croisette
4:30 PM – Border (Ali Abbasi), Debussy
7:00 PM – Sorry Angel (Christophe Honoré), Debussy

May 11
8:30 AM – Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski), Lumiere
1:00 PM – Ten Years Thailand (Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, Chulayarnon Sriphol, & Apichatpong Weerasethakul), Bazin
4:30 PM – The Image Book (Jean-Luc Godard), Lumiere
7:00 PM – Ash is Purest White (Jia Zhang-ke), Debussy
10:30 PM – Diamantino (Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt), Miramar

May 12
8:30 AM – +The Image Book (Jean-Luc Godard), Lumiere
2:45 PM – The Load (Ognjen Glavonic), Theatre Croisette
10:00 PM – Girls of the Sun (Eva Husson), Bazin

May 13
8:45 AM – Climax (Gaspar Noé), Theatre Croisette
11:30 AM – 3 Faces (Jafar Panahi), Soixantième
4:30 PM – Happy as Lazzaro (Alice Rohrwacher), Lumiere
9:45 PM – Girl (Lukas Dhont), Soixantième

May 14
8:30 AM – Shoplifters (Hirokazu Kore-eda), Lumiere
2:15 PM – Buy Me a Gun (Julio Hernández Cordón), Theatre Croisette
4:00 PM – Asako I & II (Ryūsuke Hamaguchi), Lumiere
7:30 PM – BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee), Debussy

May 15
8:30 AM – The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier), Lumiere
11:30 AM – Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Bi Gan), Debussy
4:00 PM – At War (Stéphane Brizé), Lumiere
10:30 PM – Leave No Trace (Debra Granik), Arcades 1

May 16
8:30 AM – Under the Silver Lake (David Robert Mitchell), Lumiere
11:45 AM – The Pluto Moment (Ming Zhang), Theatre Croisette
6:30 PM – Burning (Lee Chang-dong), Debussy
10:15 PM – The Dead and the Others (João Salaviza & Renée Nader Messora), Debussy

May 17
8:30 AM – Dogman (Matteo Garrone), Lumiere
11:00 AM – Sauvage (Camille Vidal-Naquet), Miramar
4:30 PM – In My Room (Ulrich Köhler), Debussy
7:15 PM – Capernaum (Nadine Labaki), Debussy

May 18
8:30 AM – Knife + Heart (Yann Gonzalez), Lumiere
11:00 AM – Ayka (Sergei Dvortsevoy), Buñuel
8:00 PM – The Wild Pear Tree (Nuri Bilge Ceylan), Debussy

May 19
8:30 AM – Summer (Kirill Serebrennikov), Soixantième


Regrettable Misses
Ashore (Leonor Teles)
Colo (Teresa Villaverde)
Dead Souls (Wang Bing)
Mandy (Panos Cosmatos)
Thunder Road (Jim Cumming)
A Violent Desire for Joy (Clément Schneider)
Wildlife (Paul Dano)

2018 Film Log

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FYI:
8mm/16mm/35mm/70mm indicates that what I saw was a film print.
DP indicates that what I saw was a Digital Projection in a theatre.
3D indicates that I saw a theatrical presentation and was encouraged to watch the picture while wearing some sort of special lens(es) (Polarized, Anaglyph, ChromaDepth, Pulfrich, Prismatic, et al). If I saw a feature-length film in 3D at home, the title of the film will be succeeded by “[3D]”.
– All others were from Blu-Rays, downloads, television, etc.
– A plus sign (+) at the beginning of a line indicates that I had seen this film before.

Furthermore:
– I only assign numerical ratings to films that are at least 40 minutes long.
– “Inc.” in lieu of a rating indicates that I don’t think that this screening was an accurate enough presentation of the film for me to make a quality judgment, either because it was a work-in-progress cut, or there weren’t English subtitles for a foreign language film, or the projector broke/sound cut out/the print burned, or an ass in the theatre distracted me with too much talking/popcorn eating, or whatever.
– I don’t log W/Os.
– I do log short films (≤ 39min.), sans ratings, but only those viewed either from a film print or in an official theatrical context (i.e., where there is published documentation that the screening of this particular film took place). Why these conditions? The main reason I never logged shorts before 2015 is that my OCD had prevented me from distinguishing between short films, television commercials, music videos, random viral clips, etc.; I didn’t want to log everything, and I didn’t want to be arbitrarily discriminating what I logged and what I didn’t. This (admittedly still arbitrary) fix allows me to narrow it down to only short films proper (whatever that means, etc.), which will almost exclusively consist of avant-garde works. These films will appear below in italics.

 

And that translates to:

A+	9.4 - 10.0	[Top 10 of All Time contender]
A	8.6 - 9.3	[Masterpiece]
A-	7.8 - 8.5	[Pretty great; Near-masterpiece]
B+	7.0 - 7.7	[Kinda great; Contender for Top 10 of its year]
B	6.2 - 6.9	[Has a special something]
B-	5.4 - 6.1	[Solid]
C+	4.6 - 5.3	[Doesn't arouse any particularly strong emotions either way]
C	3.8 - 4.5	[Useless; Mediocre; Significantly flawed]
C-	3.0 - 3.7	[What a failure]
D+	2.2 - 2.9	[What-a-failure with cheese]
D	1.4 - 2.1	[Grating]
D-	0.6 - 1.3	[Offensively horrific; Horrifically offensive]
F	0.0 - 0.5	[Worst of All Time consideration]

 

January

Daisy Kenyon (1947, Otto Preminger) – 8.1

+A Restoration (2016, Elizabeth Price) DP

Room 666 (1982, Wim Wenders) DP – 5.3

ROOM H.264: Brooklyn, NY, June 2016 (2018, Jeff Reichert, Damon Smith, & Eric Hynes) DP – 5.6

Blade Runner 2049 (2017, Denis Villeneuve) – 5.4

The Disaster Artist (2017, James Franco) – 5.1

Behemoth (2015, Zhao Liang) – 5.7

+Phantom Thread (2017, Paul Thomas Anderson) DP – 6.6 [same]

The Green Fog (2017, Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, & Galen Johnson) – 5.5

Ava (2017, Sadaf Foroughi) DP – 4.2

The Road Movie (2016, Dmitrii Kalashnikov) – 6.1

+Princess Cyd (2017, Stephen Cone) – 5.5 [same]

The Post (2017, Steven Spielberg) – 3.7

I Can No Longer Hear the Guitar (1991, Philippe Garrel) 35mm – 4.9

+The Inner Scar (1972, Philippe Garrel) 35mm – 8.0 [same]

+Eye Myth (1967, Stan Brakhage) 16mm

In Between (1955, Stan Brakhage) 16mm

+Mothlight (1963, Stan Brakhage) 16mm

Coupling (1999, Stan Brakhage) 16mm

+Window Water Baby Moving (1959, Stan Brakhage) 16mm

Creation (1979, Stan Brakhage) 16mm

The Cat of the Worm’s Green Realm (1997, Stan Brakhage) 16mm

I… Dreaming (1988, Stan Brakhage) 16mm

+The Dante Quartet (1987, Stan Brakhage) 35mm

The Christians (2008, Stephen Cone) – 4.6

This Afternoon (2014, Stephen Cone) – 6.2

The Mystery of Life (2014, Stephen Cone) – 5.6

In Memoriam (2011, Stephen Cone) – 4.5

Rue Fontaine (1984, Philippe Garrel) 35mm

Liberté, la nuit (1984, Philippe Garrel) 35mm – 3.9

 

February

Piercing (2018, Nicolas Pesce) – 5.5

+Wild Grass (2009, Alain Resnais) – 8.4 [same]

+Personal Shopper (2016, Olivier Assayas) – 6.1 [down from 6.6]

★ [January 2018 Cut] (2017, Johann Lurf) – 7.1

Hymn to Her (1974, Stan Brakhage) 16mm

The Stars Are Beautiful (1974, Stan Brakhage) 16mm

+On the Beach at Night Alone (2017, Hong Sang-soo) DP – 6.8 [up from 5.7]

+Syndromes and a Century (2006, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) – 9.6 [same]

Grass (2018, Hong Sang-soo) – 5.5

+A Ghost Story (2017, David Lowery) – 6.0 [down from 6.3]

Notes on an Appearance (2018, Ricky D’Ambrose) – 5.1

Madeline’s Madeline (2018, Josephine Decker) – 5.6

Classical Period (2018, Ted Fendt) – 4.8

Casanova Gene (2018, Luise Donschen) – 5.3

The Wold Shadow (1972, Stan Brakhage) 16mm

Sirius Remembered (1959, Stan Brakhage) 16mm

Anticipation of the Night (1958, Stan Brakhage) 16mm – 6.9

 

March

Infinite Football (2018, Corneliu Porumboiu) – 5.8

+Phantom Thread (2017, Paul Thomas Anderson) 70mm – 6.6 [same]

Transit (2018, Christian Petzold) – 6.6

In the Waves (2017, Jacquelyn Mills) DP – 4.6

+The Wandering Soap Opera (2017, Raúl Ruiz & Valeria Sarmiento) – 7.1 [same]

Black Mother (2018, Khalik Allah) – 6.9

+Goodbye to Language [3D] (2014, Jean-Luc Godard) – 9.9 [same]

Annihilation (2018, Alex Garland) – 4.7

Five: 5 Long Takes Dedicated to Yasujiro Ozu (2003, Abbas Kiarostami) DP – 7.2

Spice It Up [3D] (2018, Calvin Thomas & Yonah and Lev Lewis) – Inc. [Rough cut]

Releasing Human Energies (2012, Mark Toscano) Big Ears, 16mm

What is a Man? (1958, Sara Kathryn Arledge) Big Ears, 16mm

Associations (1975, John Smith) Big Ears, 16mm

Hot Leatherette (1967, Robert Nelson) Big Ears, 16mm

+Dyketactics (1974, Barbara Hammer) Big Ears, 16mm

Flower, The Boy, The Librarian (1997, Stephanie Barber) Big Ears, 16mm

The Snowman (1995, Phil Solomon) Big Ears, 16mm

+Swiss Army Knife with Rats & Pigeons (1981, Robert Breer) Big Ears, 16mm

+Confessions (1971, Curt McDowell) Big Ears, 16mm

Thine Inward-Looking Eyes (1993, Thad Povey) Big Ears, 16mm

Mercy (1989, Abigail Child) Big Ears, 16mm

Akbar (1970, Richard Myers) Big Ears, 16mm

+3D Movie (1975, Paul Sharits) Big Ears, 3D-16mm

+Olympiad (1971, Lillian F. Schwartz) Big Ears, 3D

+Enigma (1972, Lillian F. Schwartz) Big Ears, 3D

+Cyclops Observes the Celestial Bodies (2014, Ken Jacobs) Big Ears, DP

+NOT AND OR (2015, Simon Payne) Big Ears, DP

+Let Your Light Shine (2013, Jodie Mack) Big Ears, 3D-16mm

+Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat (1935, Auguste & Louis Lumière) Big Ears, 3D

Ulysses in the Subway (2017, Marc Downie, Paul Kaiser, & Ken and Flo Jacobs) Big Ears, 3D – 6.5

Two Hours to Zero (2004, Lewis Klahr) Big Ears, DP

Black River Falls (2017, Lewis Klahr) Big Ears, DP

+City Film (1992, Lewis Klahr) Big Ears, DP

Well Then There Now (2011, Lewis Klahr) Big Ears, DP

High Rise (2017, Lewis Klahr) Big Ears, DP

+The Occidental Hotel (2014, Lewis Klahr) Big Ears, DP

Open Eye Sleep (2012, Lewis Klahr) Big Ears, DP

+Goodbye to Language (2014, Jean-Luc Godard) Big Ears, 3D – 9.9 [same]

+Twelve Tales Told (2014, Johann Lurf) Big Ears, 3D

+Insight’s Cataract (2008, Willy Le Maitre) Big Ears, 3D

+more than everything (2018, Rainer Kohlberger) Big Ears, 3D

+2012 (2013, Takashi Makino) Big Ears, 3D

Light Lick (Amen) (2017, Saul Levine) Big Ears, 16mm

Catfilm for Katy and Cynnie (1973, Standish Lawder) Big Ears, 16mm

Ciao Bella or Fuck Me Dead (1978, Betzy Bromberg) Big Ears, 16mm

28.IV.81 (Bedouin Spark) (2009, Christopher Harris) Big Ears, 16mm

Redshift (2001, Emily Richardson) Big Ears, 16mm

+A Study in Natural Magic (2013, Charlotte Pryce) Big Ears, 16mm

Starlight (1970, Robert Fulton) Big Ears, 16mm

Swish (1982, Jean Sousa) Big Ears, 16mm

Hand Held Day (1975, Gary Beydler) Big Ears, 16mm

Portland (1996, Greta Snider) Big Ears, 16mm

Degrees of Limitation (1982, Scott Stark) Big Ears, 16mm

Shrimp Boat Log (2010, David Gatten) Big Ears, 16mm

Boston Fire (1979, Peter Hutton) Big Ears, 16mm

Orchard (2004, Julie Murray) Big Ears, 16mm

+Jackass 3D (2010, Jeff Tremaine) Big Ears, 3D – 6.1 [up from 5.2]

Duo Concertantes (1964, Lawrence Jordan) Big Ears, 16mm

Billabong (1969, Will Hindle) Big Ears, 16mm

Love It/Leave It (1973, Tom Palazzolo) Big Ears, 16mm

Removed (1999, Naomi Uman) Big Ears, 16mm

Chronicles of a Lying Spirit (by Kelly Gabron) (1992, Cauleen Smith) Big Ears, 16mm

Terrace 49 (2004, Janie Geiser) Big Ears, 16mm

Point de Gaze (2012, Jodie Mack) Big Ears, 16mm

Encounters I May Or May Not Have Had With Peter Berlin (2014, Mariah Garnett) Big Ears, 16mm

Lie Back & Enjoy It (1982, JoAnn Elam) Big Ears, 16mm

Decodings (1988, Michael Wallin) Big Ears, 16mm

+Now is the Time (To Put On Your Glasses) (Norman McLaren) Big Ears, 3D

+Around is Around (1951, Norman McLaren) Big Ears, 3D

+A to A (2011, Johann Lurf) Big Ears, 3D

+All Sides of the Road (2012, Paul Kaiser & Marc Downie) Big Ears, 3D

+Terra Incognita (2009, Kerry Laitala) Big Ears, 3D

+UFOs (1971, Lillian F. Schwartz) Big Ears, 3D

+Apotheosis (1972, Lillian F. Schwartz) Big Ears, 3D

+Speechless (2008, Scott Stark) Big Ears, DP

Another Occupation (2011, Ken Jacobs) Big Ears, DP

+Seeking the Monkey King (2011, Ken Jacobs) Big Ears, DP – 7.3 [up from 6.3]

Ready Player One (2018, Steven Spielberg) DP – 6.0

 

April

+PROTOTYPE (2017, Blake Williams) Locarno in LA, DP – H.i [same]

+Wasteland No. 1: Ardent, Verdant (2017, Jodie Mack) Locarno in LA, DP

+Plus Ultra (2017, Helena Girón & Samuel M. Delgado) Locarno in LA, DP

+Aliens (2017, Luis López Carrasco) Locarno in LA, DP

+Fantasy Sentences (2017, Dane Komljen) Locarno in LA, DP

+Scaffold (2017, Kazik Radwanski) Locarno in LA, DP

Distant Constellation (2017, Shevaun Mizrahi) Locarno in LA, DP – 6.2

Victory Day (2018, Sergei Loznitsa) – 3.6

 

May

Let the Summer Never Come Again (2017, Alexandre Koberidze) Jeonju, DP – 5.0

The Best We Can (2018, Alejandro Fernández Almendras) Jeonju, DP – 4.2

+PROTOTYPE (2017, Blake Williams) Jeonju, 3D – H.i [same]

Three Crowns of the Sailor (1983, Raúl Ruiz) Jeonju, DP – 5.5

Spell Reel (2017, Filipa César) Jeonju, DP – 4.3

An Elephant Sitting Still (2018, Hu Bo) Jeonju, DP – 6.3

Readers (2017, James Benning) Jeonju, DP – 5.4

The Golden Boat (1990, Raúl Ruiz) Jeonju, DP – 6.5

+Transit (2018, Christian Petzold) Jeonju, DP – 6.2 [down from 6.6]

Happy Hour (2015, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi) – 7.0

Everybody Knows (2018, Asghar Farhadi) Cannes, DP – 4.0

Birds of Passage (2018, Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra) Cannes, DP – 4.1

Support the Girls (2018, Andrew Bujalski) Marché du Film, DP – 5.9

Donbass (2018, Sergei Loznitsa) Cannes, DP – 6.8

Yomeddine (2018, A.B. Shawky) Cannes, DP – 3.5

Petra (2018, Jaime Rosales) Cannes, DP – 6.0

To the Ends of the World (2018, Guillaume Nicloux) Cannes, DP – 5.1

Border (2018, Ali Abbasi) Cannes, DP – 4.9

Sorry Angel (2018, Christophe Honoré) Cannes, DP – 4.6

Cold War (2018, Pawel Pawlikowski) Cannes, DP – 4.9

Ten Years Thailand (2018, Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, Chulayarnon Sriphol, & Apichatpong Weerasethakul) Cannes, DP – 5.3

The Image Book (2018, Jean-Luc Godard) Cannes, DP – 7.5

Ash is Purest White (2018, Jia Zhang-ke) Cannes, DP – 6.2

Diamantino (2018, Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt) Cannes, DP – 4.7

+The Image Book (2018, Jean-Luc Godard) Cannes, DP – 7.5 [same]

The Load (2018, Ognjen Glavonic) Cannes, DP – 5.6

Girls of the Sun (2018, Eva Husson) Cannes, DP – 4.4

Climax (2018, Gaspar Noé) Cannes, DP – 7.7

3 Faces (2018, Jafar Panahi) Cannes, DP – 5.2

Happy as Lazzaro (2018, Alice Rohrwacher) Cannes, DP – 5.7

Girl (2018, Lukas Dhont) Cannes, DP – 5.8

Shoplifters (2018, Hirokazu Kore-eda) Cannes, DP – 5.6

Buy Me a Gun (2018, Julio Hernández Cordón) Cannes, DP – 5.0

Asako I & II (2018, Ryūsuke Hamaguchi) Cannes, DP – 6.6

BlacKkKlansman (2018, Spike Lee) Cannes, DP – 6.5

The House That Jack Built (2018, Lars von Trier) Cannes, DP – 8.7

Long Day’s Journey Into Night (2018, Bi Gan) Cannes, 3D – 7.3

At War (2018, Stéphane Brizé) Cannes, DP – 5.4

Leave No Trace (2018, Debra Granik) Cannes, DP – 4.6

Under the Silver Lake (2018, David Robert Mitchell) Cannes, DP – 3.9

The Pluto Moment (2018, Ming Zhang) Cannes, DP – 5.1

Burning (2018, Lee Chang-dong) Cannes, DP – 7.7

The Dead and the Others (2018, João Salaviza & Renée Nader Messora) Cannes, DP – 5.3

Dogman (2018, Matteo Garrone) Cannes, DP – 4.7

Âmes sœurs (2018, Pierre Deladonchamps) Cannes, DP

Sauvage (2018, Camille Vidal-Naquet) Cannes, DP – 4.9

In My Room (2018, Ulrich Köhler) Cannes, DP – 6.5

Capernaum (2018, Nadine Labaki) Cannes, DP – 4.5

Knife + Heart (2018, Yann Gonzalez) Cannes, DP – 4.4

Ayka (2018, Sergey Dvortsevoy) Cannes, DP – 5.6

The Wild Pear Tree (2018, Nuri Bilge Ceylan) Cannes, DP – 5.0

Summer (2018, Kirill Serebrennikov) Cannes, DP – 3.6

The Task (2017, Leigh Ledare) – 5.9

Pirosmani (1969, Giorgi Shengelaia) 35mm – 4.5

+Ulysses in the Subway [3D] (2017, Marc Downie, Paul Kaiser, & Ken and Flo Jacobs) – 6.5 [same]

Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018, RaMell Ross) – 5.6

Hereditary (2018, Ari Aster) DP – 4.4

The Tale (2018, Jennifer Fox) – 4.7

 

June

The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018, Desiree Akhavan) Inside Out, DP – 4.0

How to Disappear Completely (2013, Raya Martin) – 5.2

In the Realm of Perfection (2018, Julien Faraut) – 6.5

Please Give (2010, Nicole Holofcener) – 6.0

Game Night (2018, John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein) – 5.7

The 15:17 to Paris (2018, Clint Eastwood) – 4.1

Blood (2013, Alina Rudnitskaya) – 6.2

MS Slavic 7 (2019, Sofia Bohdanowicz & Deragh Campbell) – Inc. [Rough cut]

The Bubble [3D] (1966, Arch Oboler) – 6.4

The Shores of Phos: A Fable (1972, Stan Brakhage) 16mm

The Text of Light (1974, Stan Brakhage) 16mm – 7.9

The Heartbreak Kid (1972, Elaine May) 35mm – 7.2

Hatari! (1962, Howard Hawks) 35mm – 7.4

The Maze [3D] (1953, William Cameron Menzies) – 4.5

Le amiche (1955, Michelangelo Antonioni) 35mm – 4.2

The Grand Bizarre (2018, Jodie Mack) – 6.6

Introduzione All’Oscuro (2018, Gastón Solnicki) – 4.8

Faust (2018, Andrea Bussmann) – 4.3

Coincoin and the Extra-Humans (2018, Bruno Dumont) – 6.3

Winter’s Night (2018, Jang Woo-jin) – 5.9

Speed Racer (2008, The Wachowskis) 70mm – 6.7

+Notorious (1946, Alfred Hitchcock) – 7.6 [same]

+Seeking the Monkey King (2011, Ken Jacobs) – 7.3 [same]

 

July

Isle of Dogs (2018, Wes Anderson) – 4.9

+Milla (2017, Valérie Massadian) DP – 5.9 [same]

TRON: Legacy [3D] (2010, Joseph Kosinski) – 3.8

Jaws 3-D [3D] (1983, Joe Alves) – 6.6

Tortured Dust (1984, Stan Brakhage) 16mm – 7.4

To Live and Die in L.A. (1985, William Friedkin) 35mm – 4.7

Cruising (1980, William Friedkin) 35mm – 5.1

Roi Soleil (2018, Albert Serra) – 5.0

+Moneyball (2011, Bennett Miller) – 7.5 [same]

Boy (1969, Nagisa Oshima) 35mm – 5.3

Performance (1970, Nicolas Roeg & Donald Cammell) 35mm – 5.3

+Lost Highway (1997, David Lynch) 35mm – 7.3 [~same]

+The Grand Bizarre (2018, Jodie Mack) – 6.6 [same]

 

August

The Maltese Falcon (1941, John Huston) 35mm – 5.6

Scary Mother (2017, Ana Urushadze) – 5.4

+Moneyball (2011, Bennett Miller) – 7.5 [same]

+MS Slavic 7 (2019, Sofia Bohdanowicz & Deragh Campbell) – Inc. [Rough cut]

Too Late to Die Young (2018, Dominga Sotomayor) – 4.6

+Li’l Quinquin (2014, Bruno Dumont) – 7.3 [same]

Your Face (2018, Tsai Ming-liang) – 4.9

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954, Jack Arnold) 3D – 4.4

Revenge of the Creature (1955, Jack Arnold) 3D – 5.0

 

September

+PROTOTYPE (2017, Blake Williams) 3D – H.i [same]

The Other Side of the Wind (2018, Orson Welles) – 5.1

Wildlife (2018, Paul Dano) TIFF, DP – 3.0

Non-Fiction (2018, Olivier Assayas) TIFF, DP – 6.2

Our Time (2018, Carlos Reygadas) TIFF, DP – 6.9

The River (2018, Emir Baigazin) TIFF, DP – 4.6

Aniara (2018, Pella Kågerman & Hugo Lilja) TIFF, DP – 3.2

The Mountain (2018, Rick Alverson) TIFF, DP – 4.0

Greta (2018, Neil Jordan) TIFF, DP – 5.4

Polly One (2018, Kevin Jerome Everson) TIFF, DP

Blue (2018, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) TIFF, DP

Fainting Spells (2018, Sky Hopinka) TIFF, DP

Prologue to the Tarot: Glenna (2018, Brittany Gravely & Ken Linehan) TIFF, 16mm

+Hoarders Without Boarders (2018, Jodie Mack) TIFF, 16mm

ante mis ojos (2018, Lina Rodriguez) TIFF, DP

ALTIPLANO (2018, Malena Szlam) TIFF, 35mm

Arena (2018, Björn Kämmerer) TIFF, 70mm

L. COHEN (2018, James Benning) TIFF, DP – 7.1

Vox Lux (2018, Brady Corbet) TIFF, DP – 4.7

Those Who Desire (2018, Elena López Riera) TIFF, DP

+The Grand Bizarre (2018, Jodie Mack) TIFF, 16mm – 6.6 [same]

Belmonte (2018, Federico Veiroj) TIFF, DP – 5.3

Ada Kaleh (2018, Helena Wittmann) TIFF, DP

The Glass Note (2018, Mary Helena Clark) TIFF, DP

mumok kino (2017, Philipp Fleischmann) TIFF, 35mm

Trees Down Here (2018, Ben Rivers) TIFF, 35mm

1986 Summer (1986, Toshio Matsumoto) TIFF, DP

+Words, Planets (2018, Laida Lertxundi) TIFF, DP

The Invisible Cinema 3 (2017, Philipp Fleischmann) TIFF, 16mm

Walled, Unwalled (2018, Lawrence Abu Hamdan) TIFF, DP

Widows (2018, Steve McQueen) TIFF, DP – 5.7

A Faithful Man (2018, Louis Garrel) TIFF, DP – 5.1

Girl Pack (1981, Lisa Baumgardner) TIFF, DP

Please step out of the frame. (2018, Karissa Hahn) TIFF, DP

The Air of the Earth in Your Lungs (2018, Ross Meckfessel) TIFF, 16mm

Sira (2018, Rolla Tahir) TIFF, DP

Slip (2018, Celia Perrin Sidarous) TIFF, 16mm

Alice (1974, Maria Lassnig) TIFF, DP

Fallen Arches (2018, Simon Liu) TIFF, 35mm

I Hope I’m Loud When I’m Dead (2018, Beatrice Gibson) TIFF, DP

+Climax (2018, Gaspar Noé) TIFF, DP – 7.7 [same]

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018, Barry Jenkins) TIFF, DP – 5.1

Her Smell (2018, Alex Ross Perry) TIFF, DP – 4.7

Colophon (for the Arboretum Cycle) (2018, Nathaniel Dorsky) TIFF, 16mm

A Return (2018, James Edmonds) TIFF, 16mm

The Labyrinth (2018, Laura Huertas Millán) TIFF, DP

Île d’Ouessant (2018, David Dudouit) TIFF, 16mm

Julio Iglesias’s House (2018, Natalia Marín) TIFF, DP

Man in the Well (2018, Hu Bo) TIFF, DP

High Life (2018, Claire Denis) TIFF, DP – 7.0

ROMA (2018, Alfonso Cuarón) TIFF, DP – 5.2

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018, Xavier Dolan) TIFF, DP – 3.4

Jinpa (2018, Pema Tseden) TIFF, DP – 5.9

What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire? (2018, Roberto Minervini) TIFF, DP – 5.4

Sunset (2018, László Nemes) TIFF, DP – 3.7

Meeting Gorbachev (2018, Werner Herzog & André Singer) TIFF, DP – 4.9

Mid90s (2018, Jonah Hill) TIFF, DP – 5.6

A Star is Born (2018, Bradley Cooper) TIFF, DP – 5.6

Maya (2018, Mia Hansen-Løve) TIFF, DP – 5.4

+Long Day’s Journey Into Night (2018, Bi Gan) TIFF, 3D – 7.3 [same]

The Trial (2018, Sergei Loznitsa) TIFF, DP – 4.5

Green Book (2018, Peter Farrelly) TIFF, DP – 6.6

Monrovia, Indiana (2018, Frederick Wiseman) TIFF, DP – 6.0

Destroyer (2018, Karyn Kusama) TIFF, DP – 4.8

The Land of Steady Habits (2018, Nicole Holofcener) TIFF, DP – 3.8

In Fabric (2018, Peter Strickland) TIFF, DP – 4.9

La Flor (2018, Mariano Llinas) TIFF, DP – 6.4

First Man (2018, Damian Chazelle) TIFF, DP – 5.0

Hotel by the River (2018, Hong Sang-soo) TIFF, DP – 6.4

Anthem of a Teenage Prophet (2018, Robin Hays) – 2.9

+Notes on an Appearance (2018, Ricky D’Ambrose) – 5.8 [up from 5.1]

Clara (2018, Akash Sherman) – 2.8

Firecrackers (2018, Jasmin Mozaffari) – 3.5

Thunder Road (2018, Jim Cummings) – 5.5

Where (2018, Sofia Bohdanowicz)
 VIFF, DP

Roy Thomson (2018, Sofia Bohdanowicz) VIFF, DP

+Spice It Up (2018, Lev and Yonah Lewis & Calvin Thomas)
 VIFF, DP – 6.3

A Family Tour (2018, Ying Liang)
 VIFF, DP – 3.9

The Soft Space (2018, Sofia Bohdanowicz & Melanie Scheiner) VIFF, DP

M/M (2018, Drew Lint) VIFF, DP – 5.9

The Far Shore (2018, David Uloth)
 – 4.1

RAY & LIZ (2018, Richard Billingham) VIFF, DP – 5.2

The Museum of Forgotten Triumphs (2018, Bojan Bodružić)
 VIFF, DP – 4.0

N.O.N. (2018, Zebulon Zang) VIFF, DP – 5.3

 

October

Communion Los Angeles (2018, Peter Bo Rappmund & Adam R. Levine)
 VIFF, DP – 5.8

Mangoshake (2018, Terry Chiu) VIFF, DP – 4.7

Freaks (2018, Zach Lipovsky & Adam Stein) VIFF, DP – 3.8

When the Storm Fades (2018, Sean Devlin)
 – 4.6

The New Romantic (2018, Carly Stone) – 4.6

A Land Imagined (2018, Siew Hua Yeo)
 VIFF, DP – 4.9

The Favourite (2018, Yorgos Lanthimos) VIFF, DP – 5.4

The Grizzlies (2018, Miranda de Pencier) – 2.3

Quickeners (2014, Jeremy Shaw)
 VIFF, DP

Liminals (2017, Jeremy Shaw)
 VIFF, DP

I Can See Forever (2018, Jeremy Shaw)
 VIFF, DP – 6.5

Everything Outside (2018, David Findlay) – 5.2

Diane (2018, Kent Jones)
 VIFF, DP – 4.2

Roads in February (2018, Katherine Jerkovic) – 4.8

Three Atlas (2018, Miryam Charles) VIFF, DP

A Fortress (2018, Miryam Charles) VIFF, DP

Song of a Seer (2018, Aïda Maigre-Touchet) VIFF, DP – 3.9

+The House That Jack Built (2018, Lars von Trier) VIFF, DP – 8.7 [same]

+Game Night (2018, John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein) – 5.7 [same]

+Titanic (1997, James Cameron) – 6.5 [~same]

Unfriended: Dark Web (2018, Stephen Susco) – 5.6

Private Life (2018, Tamara Jenkins) – 6.1

Mandy (2018, Panos Cosmatos) – 4.3

Eighth Grade (2018, Bo Burnham) – 6.3

Sorry to Bother You (2018, Boots Riley) – 5.4

Minding the Gap (2018, Bing Liu) – 5.3

Touch Me Not (2018, Adina Pintilie) – 4.9

Thoroughbreds (2017, Cory Finley) – 5.5

 

November

Suspiria (2018, Luca Guadagnino) DP – 4.1

+Burning (2018, Lee Chang-dong) DP – 7.2 [down from 7.7]

Gemini (2017, Aaron Katz) – 5.5

Night Music (1986, Stan Brakhage) 16mm

First Hymn to the Night — Novalis (1994, Stan Brakhage) 16mm

The Horseman, the Woman, and the Moth (1968, Stan Brakhage) 16mm

Garden Path (2001, Stan Brakhage & Mary Beth Reed) 16mm

Autumnal (1993, Stan Brakhage) 16mm

Naughts (1994, Stan Brakhage) 16mm

The Dark Tower (1999, Stan Brakhage) 16mm

Stately Mansions Did Decree (1999, Stan Brakhage) 16mm

Persian Series 1-5 (1999, Stan Brakhage) 16mm

Interpolations 1-5 (1992, Stan Brakhage) 35mm

Japón (2002, Carlos Reygadas) – 6.2

+Our Time (2018, Carlos Reygadas) – 6.9 [same]

+Post Tenebras Lux (2012, Carlos Reygadas) – 5.5 [down from 6.1]

The Garden of Earthly Delights (1981, Stan Brakhage) 35mm

A Child’s Garden and the Serious Sea (1991, Stan Brakhage) 16mm – 8.2

Run for Cover (1995, Richard W. Haines) 3D-35mm – 3.9

Frankenstein’s Bloody Terror (1968, Enrique Lopez Eguiluz) 3D-35mm – 5.3

Treasure of the Four Crowns (1983, Ferdinando Baldi) 3D-35mm – 7.1

+Jaws 3-D (1983, Joe Alves) 3D-35mm – 5.9 [down from 6.6]

Amityville 3-D (1983, Richard Fleischer) 3D-35mm – 6.8

Flesh for Frankenstein (1973, Paul Morrissey) 3D-35mm – 7.3

Friday the 13th Part III (1982, Steve Miner) 3D-35mm – 2.8

Silent Madness (1984, Simon Nuchtern) 3D-35mm – 5.7

Comin’ at Ya! (1981, Ferdinando Baldi) 3D-35mm – 4.8

Parasite (1982, Charles Band) 3D-35mm – 5.0

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018, Joel & Ethan Coen) – 4.6

A*P*E [3D] (1976, Paul Leder) – 4.7

Blankets for Indians [3D] (2012, Ken Jacobs) – 6.5

A Primer in Sky Socialism [3D] (2013, Ken Jacobs) – 4.3

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962, Robert Aldrich) 35mm – 3.3

 

December

Electro-Pythagoras: A Portrait of Martin Bartlett (2017, Luke Fowler) – 4.5

+Daisy Kenyon (1947, Otto Preminger) 35mm – 8.0 [down from 8.1]

+Support the Girls (2018, Andrew Bujalski) – 5.9 [same]

El Mar La Mar (2017, Joshua Bonnetta & J.P. Sniadecki) – 5.5

Chinese Series (2003, Stan Brakhage) 35mm

Commingled Containers (1996, Stan Brakhage) 16mm

+Seasons… (2002, Stan Brakhage & Phil Solomon) 16mm

Max (2002, Stan Brakhage) 16mm

Panels for the Walls of Heaven (2002, Stan Brakhage) 16mm

Lovesong 3 & 4 (2001, Stan Brakhage) 16mm

The Mule (2018, Clint Eastwood) DP – 5.2

+The House That Jack Built (2018, Lars von Trier) – 8.7 [same]

+Pina [3D] (2011, Wim Wenders) – 5.7 [down from 6.3]

+The Tree of Life [Extended Version] (2011, Terrence Malick) – 7.1 [Theatrical Version: 7.5]

Bisbee ’17 (2018, Robert Greene) – 4.7

Dim the Fluorescents (2017, Daniel Warth) – 5.6

+Ready Player One [3D] (2018, Steven Spielberg) – 6.7 [2D Version: 6.0]

They Shall Not Grow Old (2018, Peter Jackson) 3D – 4.9

+In the Realm of Perfection (2018, Julien Faraut) – 6.5 [same]

Empire of the Sun (1987, Steven Spielberg) 35mm – 5.8

+The General (1926, Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman) – 7.6 [same]

Top 10 of 2017

*Click on the ‘Lists & Logs’ tab to see lists from previous years.

This list will be updated each time I see a film from 2017 (world premiere/imdb date) that is better than at least one of the films already on the list.

  1. Twin Peaks (David Lynch)
  2. Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Bruno Dumont)
  3. Mrs. Hyde (Serge Bozon)
  4. Call Me by Your Name (Luca Guadagnino)
  5. Big Little Lies (Jean-Marc Vallée)
  6. Faces Places (Agnès Varda & JR)
  7. The Wandering Soap Opera (Raúl Ruiz & Valeria Sarmiento)
  8. Once There Was Brasilia (Adirley Queirós)
  9. ★ (Johann Lurf)
  10. 24 Frames (Abbas Kiarostami)

 

Polls Top 10 (eligible titles appear here)

  1. Nocturama (2016, Bertrand Bonello)
  2. Call Me by Your Name (2017, Luca Guadagnino)
  3. Slack Bay (2016, Bruno Dumont)
  4. Faces Places (2017, Agnès Varda & JR)
  5. The Death of Louis XIV (2016, Albert Serra)
  6. A Quiet Passion (2016, Terence Davies)
  7. BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017, Robin Campillo)
  8. Wonderstruck (2017, Todd Haynes)
  9. The Human Surge (2016, Eduardo Williams)
  10. Marjorie Prime (2017, Michael Almereyda)

 

My Top 10 Discoveries During 2017 (for first-time viewings of films made before 2000)

  1. Duck Soup (1933, Leo McCarey)
  2. Gimme Shelter (1970, David Maysles, Albert Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin)
  3. Stars in My Crown (1950, Jacques Tourneur)
  4. Days of Glory (1944, Jacques Tourneur)
  5. Circle of Danger (1951, Jacques Tourneur)
  6. A Hero Never Dies (1998, Johnnie To)
  7. Rise and Fall of a Small Film Company (1986, Jean-Luc Godard)
  8. Cousin Bobby (1992, Jonathan Demme)
  9. Eyes Do Not Want to Close at All Times or Perhaps One Day Rome Will Permit Herself to Choose in Her Turn (1970, Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub)
  10. Who Am I This Time? (1982, Jonathan Demme)

 

Other 2017 films I’ve seen

  • Streetscapes [Dialogue] (Heinz Emigholz) – 7.0
  • I Love You, Daddy (Louis C.K.) – 7.0
  • Caniba (Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Verena Paravel) – 6.9
  • Wonderstruck (Todd Haynes) – 6.9
  • BPM (Beats Per Minute) (Robin Campillo) – 6.9
  • Marjorie Prime (Michael Almereyda) – 6.8
  • On the Beach at Night Alone (Hong Sang-soo) – 6.8
  • Quest (Jonathan Olshefski) – 6.7
  • Good Time (Josh & Benny Safdie) – 6.7
  • First Reformed (Paul Schrader) – 6.6
  • Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson) – 6.6
  • Damned Summer (Pedro Cabeleira) – 6.6
  • The Nothing Factory (Pedro Pinho) – 6.5
  • Ulysses in the Subway (Marc Downie, Paul Kaiser, & Ken and Flo Jacobs) – 6.5
  • Claire’s Camera (Hong Sang-soo) – 6.5
  • Let the Sun Shine In (Claire Denis) – 6.4
  • Person to Person (Dustin Guy Defa) – 6.4
  • Lover for a Day (Philippe Garrel) – 6.3
  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (Noah Baumbach) – 6.3
  • 3/4 (Ilian Metev) – 6.3
  • The Florida Project (Sean Baker) – 6.3
  • The Rider (Chloé Zhao) – 6.2
  • Distant Constellation (Shevaun Mizrahi) – 6.2
  • The Guardians (Xavier Beauvois) – 6.1
  • Western (Valeska Grisebach) – 6.1
  • The Day After (Hong Sang-soo) – 6.1
  • Gabriel and the Mountain (Fellipe Barbosa) – 6.1
  • A Skin So Soft (Denis Côté) – 6.1
  • Flames (Zefrey Throwell) – 6.1
  • Thor: Ragnarok (Taika Waititi) – 6.1
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos) – 6.0
  • Filmus (Clément Safra) – 6.0
  • A Ghost Story (David Lowery) – 6.0
  • Félicité (Alain Gomis) – 6.0
  • The Beguiled (Sofia Coppola) – 6.0
  • Golden Exits (Alex Ross Perry) – 6.0
  • Brawl in Cell Block 99 (S. Craig Zahler) – 5.9
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII—The Last Jedi (Rian Johnson) – 5.9
  • Milla (Valérie Massadian) – 5.9
  • How to Talk to Girls at Parties (John Cameron Mitchell) – 5.9
  • Okja (Bong Joon-ho) – 5.9
  • Zama (Lucrecia Martel) – 5.8
  • Downsizing (Alexander Payne) – 5.8
  • 12 Days (Raymond Depardon) – 5.8
  • Napalm (Claude Lanzmann) – 5.8
  • Ray Meets Helen (Alan Rudolph) – 5.7
  • Ex Libris – The New York Public Library (Frederick Wiseman) – 5.7
  • I Am Not a Witch (Rungano Nyoniand) – 5.7
  • Happy End (Michael Haneke) – 5.6
  • Common Carrier (James N. Kienitz Wilkins) – 5.6
  • Dim the Fluorescents (Daniel Warth) – 5.6
  • Maison du Bonheur (Sofia Bohdanowicz) – 5.6
  • Fail to Appear (Antoine Bourges) – 5.6
  • Gemini (Aaron Katz) – 5.5
  • Princess Cyd (Stephen Cone) – 5.5
  • The Green Fog (Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, & Galen Johnson) – 5.5
  • Strong Island (Yance Ford) – 5.5
  • El Mar La Mar 2017 (Joshua Bonnetta & J.P. Sniadecki – 5.5
  • Molly’s Game (Aaron Sorkin) – 5.5
  • Thoroughbreds (Cory Finley) – 5.5
  • Good Luck (Ben Russell) – 5.4
  • Blade Runner 2049 (Denis Villeneuve) – 5.4
  • Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig) – 5.4
  • The Seen and Unseen (Kamila Andini) – 5.4
  • Railway Sleepers (Sompot Chidgasornpongse) – 5.4
  • Scary Mother (Ana Urushadze) – 5.4
  • The First Lap (Kim Dae-hwan) – 5.4
  • Redoubtable (Michel Hazanavicius) – 5.4
  • Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (Travis Wilkerson) – 5.3
  • Manhunt (John Woo) – 5.3
  • Do Donkeys Act? (David Redmon & Ashley Sabin) – 5.3
  • Brimstone & Glory (Viktor Jakovleski) – 5.3
  • Sweating the Small Stuff (Ninomiya Ryutaro) – 5.3
  • Le Fort des fous (Narimane Mari) – 5.2
  • Lucky (John Carroll Lynch) – 5.2
  • Makala (Emmanuel Gras) – 5.2
  • Mrs. Fang (Wang Bing) – 5.1
  • somniloquies (Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel) – 5.2
  • You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay) – 5.1
  • Meteors (Gürcan Keltek) – 5.1
  • The Disaster Artist (James Franco) – 5.1
  • Closeness (Kantemir Balagov) – 5.1
  • Ismaël’s Ghosts (Arnaud Desplechin) – 5.1
  • Baby Driver (Edgar Wright) – 5.1
  • 2+2=22 [The Alphabet] (Heinz Emigholz) – 5.1
  • Get Out (Jordan Peele) – 5.0
  • Let the Summer Never Come Again (Alexandre Koberidze) – 5.0
  • The Venerable W. (Barbet Schroeder) – 5.0
  • Donkeyote (Chico Pereira) – 5.0
  • Alive in France (Abel Ferrara) – 5.0
  • Frost (Sharunas Bartas) – 4.9
  • Dunkirk (Christopher Nolan) – 4.9
  • Untitled (Michael Glawogger & Monika Willi) – 4.8
  • Paddington 2 (Paul King) – 4.8
  • Mudbound (Dee Rees) – 4.8
  • Farewell (Astrid Johanna Ofner) – 4.8
  • Columbus (Kogonada) – 4.8
  • Song to Song (Terrence Malick) – 4.7
  • Ouroboros (Basma Alsharif) – 4.7
  • Bodied (Joseph Kahn) – 4.7
  • Dragonfly Eyes (Xu Bing) – 4.7
  • A Ciambra (Jonas Carpignano) – 4.7
  • Last Men in Aleppo (Firas Fayyad & Steen Johannessen) – 4.7
  • Unrest (Philippe Grandrieux) – 4.7
  • Montparnasse Bienvenüe (Léonor Serraille) – 4.7
  • Foxtrot (Samuel Maoz) – 4.7
  • Beyond the One (Anna Marziano) – 4.6
  • Barbara (Mathieu Amalric) – 4.6
  • Girls Trip (Malcolm D. Lee) – 4.6
  • Sleep Has Her House (Scott Barley) – 4.6
  • Radiance (Naomi Kawase) – 4.6
  • In the Waves (Jacquelyn Mills) – 4.6
  • Light Years (Manuel Abramovich) – 4.6
  • Based On a True Story (Roman Polanski) – 4.6
  • 78/52 (Alexandre O. Philippe) – 4.6
  • Let the Corpses Tan (Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani) – 4.5
  • A Gentle Creature (Sergei Loznitsa) – 4.5
  • Araby (João Dumans & Affonso Uchoa) – 4.5
  • Electro-Pythagoras: A Portrait of Martin Bartlett (Luke Fowler) – 4.5
  • The Other Side of Hope (Aki Kaurismäki) – 4.4
  • The Square (Ruben Östlund) – 4.4
  • Spettacolo (Jeff Malmberg & Chris Shellen) – 4.3
  • Occidental (Neïl Beloufa) – 4.3
  • Spell Reel (Filipa César) – 4.3
  • The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro) – 4.3
  • Golden Years (André Téchiné) – 4.3
  • Ava (Sadaf Foroughi) – 4.2
  • Thirst Street (Nathan Silver) – 4.2
  • Three Billboards in Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh) – 4.2
  • Wonder Woman (Patty Jenkins) – 4.2
  • I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (Macon Blair) – 4.2
  • Lean On Pete (Andrew Haigh) – 4.1
  • On Body and Soul (Ildikó Enyedi) – 4.0
  • Spoor (Agnieszka Holland & Kasia Adamik) – 4.0
  • Beach Rats (Eliza Hittman) – 3.9
  • Dark River (Clio Barnard) – 3.9
  • Cocote (Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias) – 3.8
  • Wormwood (Errol Morris) – 3.8
  • The Post (Steven Spielberg) – 3.7
  • Rodin (Jacques Doillon) – 3.7
  • Rey (Niles Atallah) – 3.7
  • Thelma (Joachim Trier) – 3.6
  • The Mount of Ants (Riccardo Palladino) – 3.5
  • The Wild Boys (Bertrand Mandico) – 3.4
  • Loveless (Andrey Zvyagintsev) – 3.4
  • mother! (Darren Aronofsky) – 3.3
  • In the Fade (Fatih Akin) – 3.1
  • Jupiter’s Moon (Kornél Mundruczó) – 2.9
  • Forest Movie (Matthew Taylor Blais) – 2.8
  • Double Lover (François Ozon) – 2.6

TIFF17 Hierarchy

Key
Saw at TIFF Proper (between Sept. 7-17)
Saw at Cannes or Locarno
Saw at a TIFF pre-festival press screening
– Saw a screener of some kind


Tier 0 [A/A+]

Tier 1 [A-]
Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Bruno Dumont) – 8.0

Tier 2 [B+]
Call Me by Your Name (Luca Guadagnino) – 7.6
Faces Places (Agnès Varda & JR) – 7.2
I Love You, Daddy (Louis C.K.) – 7.0

Tier 3 [B]
Caniba (Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Verena Paravel) – 6.9
BPM (Beats Per Minute) (Robin Campillo) – 6.9
First Reformed (Paul Schrader) – 6.6
The Nothing Factory (Pedro Pinho) – 6.5
3/4 (Ilian Metev) – 6.3
The Florida Project (Sean Baker) – 6.3
The Rider (Chloé Zhao) – 6.2

Tier 4 [B-]
The Day After (Hong Sang-soo) – 6.1
The Guardians (Xavier Beauvois) – 6.1
Western (Valeska Grisebach) – 6.1
A Skin So Soft (Denis Côté) – 6.1
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos) – 6.0
Félicité (Alain Gomis) – 6.0
Brawl in Cell Block 99 (S. Craig Zahler) – 5.9
Zama (Lucrecia Martel) – 5.8
Downsizing (Alexander Payne) – 5.8
Ex Libris – The New York Public Library (Frederick Wiseman) – 5.7
I Am Not a Witch (Rungano Nyoniand) – 5.7
Happy End (Michael Haneke) – 5.6
Molly’s Game (Aaron Sorkin) – 5.5
Good Luck (Ben Russell) – 5.4
Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig) – 5.4
The Seen and Unseen (Kamila Andini) – 5.4
Redoubtable (Michel Hazanavicius) – 5.4

Tier 5 [C+]
Manhunt (John Woo) – 5.3
Le Fort des fous (Narimane Mari) – 5.2
Makala (Emmanuel Gras) – 5.2
Mrs. Fang (Wang Bing) – 5.1
Bodied (Joseph Kahn) – 4.7
Dragonfly Eyes (Xu Bing) – 4.7
A Ciambra (Jonas Carpignano) – 4.7
Foxtrot (Samuel Maoz) – 4.7
Radiance (Naomi Kawase) – 4.6
Beyond the One (Anna Marziano) – 4.6

Tier 6 [C]
Let the Corpses Tan (Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani) – 4.5
The Square (Ruben Östlund) – 4.4
The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro) – 4.3
Occidental (Neïl Beloufa) – 4.3
Three Billboards in Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh) – 4.2
Lean On Pete (Andrew Haigh) – 4.1
On Body and Soul (Ildikó Enyedi) – 4.0
Dark River (Clio Barnard) – 3.9
Cocote (Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias) – 3.8

Tier 7 [C-]
Thelma (Joachim Trier) – 3.6
Loveless (Andrey Zvyagintsev) – 3.4
mother! (Darren Aronofsky) – 3.3
In the Fade (Fatih Akin) – 3.1

Tier 8 [D+ and lower]



Shorts [more or less ranked]
  – Rose Gold (Sara Cwynar)
  – Onward Lossless Follows (Michael Robinson)
  – Strangely Ordinary This Devotion (Dani Leventhal & Sheilah Wilson)
  – Turtles Are Always Home (Rawane Nassif)
  – Florence (1970, Erkki Kurenniemi)
  – Scaffold (Kazik Radwanski)
  – Pixillation (1976, Anne Charlotte Robertson)
  – Yeti (Wojciech Bąkowski)
  – Dislocation Blues (Sky Hopinka)
  – Fantasy Sentences (Dane Komljen)
  – Palmerston Blvd. (Dan Browne)
  – Flores (Jorge Jácome)
  – Wasteland No.1 – Ardent, Verdant (Jodie Mack)
  – The Watchmen (Fern Silva)
  – From Source to Poem (Rosa Barba)
  – Division Movement to Vungtau (Benjamin Crotty & Bertrand Dezoteux)
  – Brown And Clear (Kevin Jerome Everson)
  – Mr. Yellow Sweatshirt (Pacho Velez & Yoni Brook)
  – Aliens (Luis López Carrasco)
  – below-above (André Lehmann)
  – Configuration in Black and White (Helga Fanderl)
  – some cities (Francesco Gagliardi)
  – (100ft) (Minjung Kim)
  – Ticino (Friedl vom Gröller)
  – La Libertad (Laura Huertas Millán)
  – Fluid Frontiers (Ephraim Asili)
  – Heart of a Mountain (Parastoo Anoushahpour, Ryan Ferko, Faraz Anoushahpour)
  – Fire (Lucy Parker)

is for Public

September 7
10:30AM – Ex Libris – The New York Public Library (Frederick Wiseman) – A Wiseman once said.
2:30PM – The Carter Effect (Sean Menard) – First 30 minutes, because why not. [W/O]
3:15PM – Racer and the Jailbird (Michaël R. Roskam) – SchoenEXarcholpoulos. [W/O]
8:00PM – MDFF Presents: All the Cities of the North (2016, Dane Komljen) – Extratiffular activity.

September 8
9:00AM – +The Rider (Chloe Zhao) – Literally slept (a bit) on this in Cannes.
11:45AM – The Future Ahead (Constanza Novick) – Produced by Lisandro Alonso. [W/O]
1:15PM – Bodied (Joseph Kahn) – Still need to get around to Detention.
4:30PM – The Guardians (Xavier Beauvois) – Of guards and men.
7:30PM – Wavelengths 1: Appetite for Destruction
      – Onward Lossless Follows (Michael Robinson)
      – some cities (Francesco Gagliardi)
      + The Watchmen (Fern Silva)
      – Wasteland No.1 – Ardent, Verdant (Jodie Mack)
      + Fantasy Sentences (Dane Komljen)
      – Dislocation Blues (Sky Hopinka) [Left to intro my film.]
9:00PM – PROTOTYPE (Blake Williams) – Nathan and Gaga don’t know what they’re missing.
      – preceded by Florence (1970, Erkki Kurenniemi)

September 9
9:15AM – Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig) – I keep my NYFF sharp.
11:30AM – Beyond the One (Anna Marziano) – Orizzonti orizzonti! was promising enough.
      – preceded by +Strangely Ordinary This Devotion (Dani Leventhal & Sheilah Wilson)
1:30PM – Molly’s Game (Aaron Sorkin) – Lingering Moneyball goodwill.
6:00PM – Wavelengths 2: Fluid Frontiers
      – Pixillation (1976, Anne Charlotte Robertson)
      – Ticino (Friedl vom Gröller)
      – Brown And Clear (Kevin Jerome Everson)
      – Turtles Are Always Home (Rawane Nassif)
      – Configuration in Black and White (Helga Fanderl)
      – Fire (Lucy Parker)
      – From Source to Poem (Rosa Barba)
      – Fluid Frontiers (Ephraim Asili)

September 10
9:00AM – mother! (Darren Aronofsky) – Love mothers.
1:00PM – Lean On Pete (Andrew Haigh) – when I’m not strong.
7:15PM – Wavelengths 3: Figures in the Landscape
      – Mr. Yellow Sweatshirt (Pacho Velez & Yoni Brook)
      – Yeti (Wojciech Bąkowski)
      – (100ft) (Minjung Kim)
      – Heart of a Mountain (Parastoo Anoushahpour, Ryan Ferko, Faraz Anoushahpour)
      – Rose Gold (Sara Cwynar)
      – Division Movement to Vungtau (Benjamin Crotty & Bertrand Dezoteux)
      – Flores (Jorge Jácome)
9:30PM – Caniba (Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Verena Paravel) – In the realm of the senses.

September 11
1-3PM – Teaching
4:00PM – Wavelengths 4: As Above, So Below
      – La Libertad (Laura Huertas Millán)
      – Palmerston Blvd. (Dan Browne)
      – below-above (André Lehmann)
      + Aliens (Luis López Carrasco)

September 12
10:30AM – Foxtrot (Samuel Maoz) – Venice raves; Lebanon was terrible.
1-3PM – Teaching [screening Dial M for Murder]

September 13
9:00AM – Suburbicon (George Clooney) – Coens. [W/O]
11:15AM – The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro) – 💧
2:00PM – Mademoiselle Paradis (Barbara Albert) – First Albert. [W/O]
9:30PM – Brawl in Cell Block 99 (S. Craig Zahler) – Tone: bomahawk.

September 14
9:00AM – Downsizing (Alexander Payne) – Payne sci-fi.
1:30PM – I Love You, Daddy (Louis C.K.) – Horace and Pete, y’all.
5:45PM – PROTOTYPE (Blake Williams) – For the last time.
      – preceded by Florence (Erkki Kurenniemi)
8:15PM – Occidental (Neïl Beloufa) – Hamy melon.

September 15
9:30AM – Dark River (Clio Barnard) – Miss Clio.
11:45AM – Manhunt (John Woo) – Woo who?
2:45PM – Félicité (Alain Gomis) – NYFF.
6:00PM – +Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Bruno Dumont) – Spider Walk with Me.
9:00PM – First Reformed (Paul Schrader) Dog Eat Dog was something.

September 16
11:30AM – The Seen and Unseen (Kamila Andini) – Reportedly (somehow) both singular and Joe-esque.
6:15PM – Struggling (1932, Shi Dongshan) – Aren’t we all.

September 17
3:00PM – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh) – First McDonagh.
6:15PM – On Body and Soul (Ildikó Enyedi) – Goldener Bär.
9:15PM – +Faces Places (Agnés Varda & JR) – 🐀


Films I have already seen:
Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Bruno Dumont) – 8.2
Call Me by Your Name (Luca Guadagnino) – 7.6
Faces Places (Agnès Varda & JR) – 7.2
BPM (Beats Per Minute) (Robin Campillo) – 6.9
The Nothing Factory (Pedro Pinho) – 6.5
3/4 (Ilian Metev) – 6.3
The Florida Project (Sean Baker) – 6.3
The Rider (Chloé Zhao) – 6.2
The Day After (Hong Sang-soo) – 6.1
Western (Valeska Grisebach) – 6.1
A Skin So Soft (Denis Côté) – 6.1
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos) – 6.0
Zama (Lucrecia Martel) – 5.8
I Am Not a Witch (Rungano Nyoniand) – 5.7
Happy End (Michael Haneke) – 5.6
Good Luck (Ben Russell) – 5.4
Redoubtable (Michel Hazanavicius) – 5.4
Le Fort des fous (Narimane Mari) – 5.2
Makala (Emmanuel Gras) – 5.2
Mrs. Fang (Wang Bing) – 5.1
Dragonfly Eyes (Xu Bing) – 4.7
A Ciambra (Jonas Carpignano) – 4.7
Radiance (Naomi Kawase) – 4.6
Let the Corpses Tan (Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani) – 4.5
The Square (Ruben Östlund) – 4.4
Cocote (Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias) – 3.8
Thelma (Joachim Trier) – 3.6
Loveless (Andrey Zvyagintsev) – 3.4
In the Fade (Fatih Akin) – 3.1

Occidental (Neïl Beloufa) – TK
The Other Side of Hope (Aki Kaurismäki) – TK

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