TIFF 2021 Schedule

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September 9
10:00AM – Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash (Edwin) / Scotiabank 3
12:00PM – Dug Dug (Ritwik Pareek) / Scotiabank 12 W/O
Afternoon – As in Heaven (Tea Lindeburg) W/O
Night – +Petite Maman (Céline Sciamma)
 

September 10
11:00AM – The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion) / Lightbox 1
Afternoon – Violet (Justine Bateman) W/O
5:00PM – +Drive My Car (Ryusuke Hamaguchi) / Scotiabank 1
9:30PM – Last Night in Soho (Edgar Wright) / Lightbox 3
 

September 11
Morning – Aloners (Hong Sung-eun)
12:00PM – Dune (Denis Villeneuve) / Scotiabank 12
3:30PM – Earwig (Lucile Hadžihalilović) / Scotiabank 2
Evening – +The Tsugua Diaries (Miguel Gomes & Maureen Fazendeiro)
Night – Neptune Frost (Saul Williams & Anisia Uzeyman)
 

September 12
Morning – DASHCAM (Kamila Andini) W/O
2:00PM – A Night of Knowing Nothing (Payal Kapadia) / Lightbox 3
Late Afternoon – Inexorable (Fabrice du Welz) W/O
Night – +Onoda (Arthur Harari)
 

September 13
10:30AM – Benediction (Terence Davies) / Scotiabank 4
4:00PM – +Memoria (Apichatpong Weerasethakul) / Cinesphere
Night – Sundown (Michel Franco)
 

September 14
Morning – Unclenching the Fists (Kira Kovalenko)
Afternoon – The Falls (Chung Mong-Hong) W/O
Evening – Drunken Birds (Ivan Grbovic)
Night – Yuni (Kamila Andini) W/O
 

September 15
10:00AM – Spencer (Pablo Larraín) / Lightbox 3
Afternoon – Out of Sync (Juanjo Giménez) W/O
Late Afternoon – Zalava (Arsalan Amiri) W/O
5PM – Terrorizers (Ho Wi Ding) W/O
8:00PM – +France (Bruno Dumont) / Lightbox 2
 

September 16
Morning – the other tom. (Rodrigo Plá & Laura Santullo) W/O
Early Afternoon – The Good House (Maya Forbes & Wallace Wolodarsky) W/O
Afternoon – Costa Brava, Lebanon (Mounia Akl) W/O
Late Afternoon – Flee (Jonas Poher Rasmussen)
8:00PM – +Titane (Julia Ducournau) / Cinesphere
 

September 17
Afternoon – After Blue (Paradis sale) (Bertrand Mandico)
Late Afternoon – Saloum (Jean Luc Herbulot) W/O
6:00PM – Wolf (Nathalie Biancheri) / Princess of Wales Theatre W/O
9:30PM – Mr. Kneff (Steven Soderbergh) / Princess of Wales Theatre
 

September 18
Afternoon – Silent Night (Camille Griffin) Not Available 🤷‍♂️
Evening – One Second (Zhang Yimou) Didn’t bother 🤷‍♂️
 

One Day Soon
Night – WL shorts: Present, Tense (various)
               – Dear Chantal (Nicolás Pereda)
               – The Capacity for Adequate Anger (Vika Kirchenbauer)
               – Inner Outer Space (Laida Lertxundi)
               – “The red filter is withdrawn.” (Minjung Kim)
               – Polycephaly in D (Michael Robinson)
               + earthearthearth (Daïchi Saïto)
               + Train Again (Peter Tscherkassky)

 

Films I have already seen and won’t be revisiting during TIFF:
Ahed’s Knee (Nadav Lapid)
Ali & Ava (Clio Barnard)
Bergman Island (Mia Hansen-Løve)
Compartment No. 6 (Juho Kuosmanen)
Futura (Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi, & Alice Rohrwacher)
The Girl and the Spider (Ramon & Silvan Zürcher)
A Hero (Asghar Farhadi)
I’m Your Man (Maria Schrader)
Întregalde (Radu Muntean)
Lingui (The Sacred Bonds) (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)
Ste. Anne (Rhayne Vermette)
The Story of My Wife (Ildikó Enyedi)
Three Floors (Nanni Moretti)
The Worst Person in the World (Joachim Trier)

Key:
Features (40min. and up) are in bold
Shorts are in italics
★ - I have seen this film and feel that it is worth seeing (5.5 and higher)
✘ - I have seen this film and wish I hadn't (3.9 and lower)
● - I have seen this film and am more or less okay with that
○ - I am seriously considering making an attempt to see this film during the festival
16mm, 35mm, 70mm - It'll be screened from a film print

Colour coding:
NYFF - Slate and Main
SUNDANCE - All slight, everywhere 
BERLINALE - Taste
CANNES - FRANCE
LOCARNO - Zeros and Ones
VENICE - They Carry Death
NOTABLE - Movies I am 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 (30; Two years ago: 55)
Ahed’s Knee (Nadav Lapid)
Ali & Ava (Clio Barnard)
All My Puny Sorrows (Michael McGowan)
Benediction (Terence Davies)
Charlotte (Eric Warin & Tahir Rana)
The Box (Lorenzo Vigas)
Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over (Dave Wooley & David Heilbroner)
Drive My Car (Ryusuke Hamaguchi)
Encounter (Michael Pearce)
The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Michael Showalter)
The Falls (Chung Mong-Hong)
France (Bruno Dumont)
The Guilty (Antoine Fuqua) ○
The Humans (Stephen Karam)
I’m Your Man (Maria Schrader)
Inexorable (Fabrice du Welz) ○
Inu-Oh (Masaki Yuasa)
Lingui, the Sacred Bonds (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)
The Middle Man (Bent Hamer)
Mothering Sunday (Eva Husson)
Official Competition (Mariano Cohn & Gastón Duprat)
Petite Maman (Céline Sciamma)
The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion)
The Starling (Theodore Melfi) ○
The Story of My Wife (Ildikó Enyedi)
Sundown (Michel Franco)
Three Floors (Nanni Moretti)
Violet (Justine Bateman) ○
Where Is Anne Frank? (Ari Folman)
Wolf (Nathalie Biancheri)

 

Contemporary World Cinema (25; Two years ago: 55)
Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Wen Shipei)
Compartment No. 6 (Juho Kuosmanen)
Costa Brava, Lebanon (Mounia Akl)
The Daughter (Manuel Martín Cuenca)
The Gravedigger’s Wife (Khadar Ayderus Ahmed)
The Hill Where the Lionesses Roar (Luàna Bajrami)
Întregalde (Radu Muntean)
Jockey (Clint Bentley)
Kicking Blood (Blaine Thurier)
La Soga 2 (Manny Perez)
Maria Chapdelaine (Sébastien Pilote) ○
Medusa (Anita Rocha da Silveira)
Murina (Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović)
Nobody Has to Know (Bouli Lanners)
The Odd-Job Men (Neus Ballús)
The Other Tom (Rodrigo Plá & Laura Santullo)
Out of Sync (Juanjo Giménez)
7 Prisoners (Alexandre Moratto)
Small Body (Laura Samani)
Terrorizers (Ho Wi Ding) ○
True Things (Harry Wootliff)
Unclenching the Fists (Kira Kovalenko)
Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash (Edwin)
The Wheel (Steve Pink)
Whether the Weather is Fine (Carlo Francisco Manatad)

 

Discovery (16; Two years ago: 37)
Aloners (Hong Sung-eun) ○
Anatolian Leopard (Emre Kayış)
As in Heaven (Tea Lindeburg)
A Banquet (Ruth Paxton)
Dug Dug (Ritwik Pareek) ○
Farha (Darin J. Sallam)
The Game (Ana Lazarevic)
Learn to Swim (Thyrone Tommy)
Lo Invisible (Javier Andrade)
Quickening (Haya Waseem)
River of Blood (Nithin Lukose)
Scarborough (Shasha Nakhai, Rich Williamson)
Snakehead (Evan Jackson Leong)
To Kill the Beast (Agustina San Martín) ○
Tug of War (Amil Shivji)
Wildhood (Bretten Hannam)

 

Gala Presentations (15; Two years ago: 20)
Belfast (Kenneth Branagh) ○
Bergman Island (Mia Hansen-Løve)
Dear Evan Hansen (Stephen Chbosky)
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (Will Sharpe)
The Forgiven (John Michael McDonagh)
The Good House (Maya Forbes & Wallace Wolodarsky) ○
Jagged (Alison Klayman)
Lakewood (Phillip Noyce)
Last Night in Soho (Edgar Wright)
The Mad Women’s Ball (Mélanie Laurent)
Night Raiders (Danis Goulet)
One Second (Zhang Yimou) ○
Silent Night (Camille Griffin) ○
The Survivor (Barry Levinson)
The Worst Person In The World (Joachim Trier)

 

TIFF Docs (14; Two years ago: 25)
Attica (Stanley Nelson)
Beba (Rebeca Huntt)
Becoming Cousteau (Liz Garbus)
Burning (Eva Orner)
Comala (Gian Cassini)
The Devil’s Drivers (Mohammed Abugeth & Daniel Carsenty)
Flee (Jonas Poher Rasmussen)
Hold Your Fire (Stefan Forbes)
Julia (Julie Cohen & Betsy West)
Listening to Kenny G (Penny Lane)
Oscar Peterson: Black + White (Barry Avrich)
The Rescue (E. Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin)
Three Minutes – A Lengthening (Bianca Stigter)
Wochiigii lo: End of the Peace (Heather Hatch)

 

Platform (8; Two years ago: 10)
Arthur Rambo (Laurent Cantet)
Drunken Birds (Ivan Grbovic)
Earwig (Lucile Hadžihalilović)
Good Madam (Jenna Cato Bass)
Huda’s Salon (Hany Abu-Assad)
Montana Story (Scott McGehee & David Siegel) ○
Silent Land (Aga Woszczyńska)
Yuni (Kamila Andini) ○

 

Special Events (8; Two years ago: 5)
Dune (Denis Villeneuve)
A Hero (Asghar Farhadi)
Memoria (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
Memory Box: Echoes of 9/11 (Bjørn Johnson & David Belton)
Surprise Screening of New Steven Soderbergh Film (Steven Soderbergh) ○
Spencer (Pablo Larraín)
Triumph: Rock & Roll Machine (Sam Dunn & Marc Ricciardelli)

NBA Films For Fans created with OLG
Born Identities (Kat Jayme)
Draft Day (Thyrone Tommy)
Inheritance (Shawn Gerrard)
Shorty (Romeo Candido)
The Shot (S.M. Turrell)

 

Wavelengths (7, including shorts programmes; Two years ago: 16)
Futura (Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi, & Alice Rohrwacher)
The Girl and the Spider (Ramon & Silvan Zürcher)
Neptune Frost (Saul Williams & Anisia Uzeyman)
A Night of Knowing Nothing (Payal Kapadia)
Ste. Anne (Rhayne Vermette)
The Tsugua Diaries (Miguel Gomes & Maureen Fazendeiro)

WL shorts: Present, Tense
Dear Chantal (Nicolás Pereda) ○
The Capacity for Adequate Anger (Vika Kirchenbauer) ○
Inner Outer Space (Laida Lertxundi) ○
“The red filter is withdrawn.” (Minjung Kim)
Polycephaly in D (Michael Robinson) ○
earthearthearth (Daïchi Saïto) ★
Train Again (Peter Tscherkassky)

 

TIFF Cinematheque (7; Two years ago: 5)
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001, Zacharias Kunuk) ●

Celebrating Alanis – The Dignity of Children: Programme 1
Snowshoes (1972, Alanis Obomsawin)
Walking Is Medicine (2017, Alanis Obomsawin)
– Our People Will Be Healed (2017, Alanis Obomsawin)

Celebrating Alanis – The Dignity of Children: Programme 2
Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair (2021, Alanis Obomsawin)
Mount Currie Summer Camp (1975, Alanis Obomsawin)
Children (1972, Alanis Obomsawin)
Sigwan (2005, Alanis Obomsawin)
When All the Leaves Are Gone (2010, Alanis Obomsawin)
Christmas at Moose Factory (1971, Alanis Obomsawin)

Celebrating Alanis – Lighting the Fire: Programme 1
The Canoe Picture of Maple leaf (1972, Alanis Obomsawin)
– Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993, Alanis Obomsawin)

Celebrating Alanis – Lighting the Fire: Programme 2
Moose Call (1972, Alanis Obomsawin)
– Amisk (1977, Alanis Obomsawin)
– Incident at Restigouche (1984, Alanis Obomsawin)

Celebrating Alanis – Portraits: Programme 1
Puberty – Part 1 (1975, Alanis Obomsawin)
Puberty – Part 2 (1975, Alanis Obomsawin)
– Mother of Many Children (1977, Alanis Obomsawin)

Celebrating Alanis – Portraits: Programme 2
Richard Cardinal: Cry from a Diary of a Métis Child (1986, Alanis Obomsawin)
– No Address (1988, Alanis Obomsawin)

 

Midnight Madness (6; Two years ago: 10)
After Blue (Dirty Paradise) (Bertrand Mandico)
DASHCAM (Rob Savage) ○
Saloum (Jean Luc Herbulot)
Titane (Julia Ducournau)
You Are Not My Mother (Kate Dolan)
Zalava (Arsalan Amiri)

 

Primetime (4; Two years ago: 6)
Colin in Black and White (Ava DuVernay & Colin Kaepernick)
Hellbound (Yeon Sang-ho)
The Panthers (Tom Hern & Halaifonua Finau)
Sort Of (Bilal Baig & Fab Filippo)

 

Masters (R.I.P.; Two years ago: 11)

 

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

 
Pre-Cannes
Link – Playground (Laura Wandel)
Link – Returning to Reims [Fragments] (Jean-Gabriel Périot)
Link – Întregalde (Radu Muntean)
 
 

July 6
4:30pm – Ghost Song (Nicolas Peduzzi), Palais G
7:25pm – Annette (Leos Carax), Debussy
 

July 7
8:30am – Between Two Worlds (Emmanuel Carrère), Théâtre Croisette
11:30am – Black Notebooks I & II (Shlomi Elkabetz), Soixantième
4:00pm – Ahed’s Knee (Nadav Lapid), Lumière
7:15pm – Onoda (Arthur Harari), Debussy
10:30pm – Jane by Charlotte (Charlotte Gainsbourg), Debussy
 

July 8
8:30am – The Souvenir Part II (Joanna Hogg), Théâtre Croisette
11:00am – Great Freedom (Sebastian Meise), Debussy
2:00pm – Cow (Andrea Arnold), Debussy
7:15pm – After Yang (Kogonada), Debussy
10:00pm – The Worst Person in the World (Joachim Trier), Debussy
 

July 9
8:30am – Lingui, the Sacred Bonds (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun), Soixantième
11:00am – House Arrest (Alexey German Jr.), Debussy
5:00pm – Benedetta (Paul Verhoeven), Debussy
10:15pm – The Divide (Catherine Corsini), Debussy
 

July 10
8:30am – Hit the Road (Panah Panahi), Théâtre Croisette
11:30am – The Tale of King Crab (Alessio Rigo de Righi & Matteo Zoppis), Théâtre Croisette
3:30pm – Compartment No. 6 (Juho Kuosmanen), Lumière
10:15pm – Flag Day (Sean Penn), Debussy
 

July 11
8:30am – Ali & Ava (Clio Barnard), Théâtre Croisette
11:00am – The Innocents (Eskil Vogt), Debussy
3:00pm – Drive My Car (Ryûsuke Hamaguchi), Lumière
8:00pm – Three Floors (Nanni Moretti), Bazin
10:15pm – Bergman Island (Mia Hansen-Løve), Debussy
 

July 12
12:00pm – Futura (Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi, & Alice Rohrwacher), Théâtre Croisette
4:30pm – Petrov’s Flu (Kirill Serebrennikov), Bazin
7:30pm – French Dispatch (Wes Anderson), Bazin
10:15pm – The Crusade (Louis Garrel), Debussy
 

July 13
8:30am – The Tsugua Diaries (Miguel Gomes & Maureen Fazendeiro), Théâtre Croisette
11:00am – Lamb (Valdimar Jóhannsson), Debussy
3:30pm – A Hero (Asghar Farhadi), Lumière
7:00pm – Deception (Arnaud Desplechin), Debussy
9:45pm – Titane (Julia Ducournau), Debussy
 

July 14
8:30am – Tralala (Arnaud & Jean-Marie Larrieu), Soixantième
11:30am – Quinzaine shorts 1, Arcades
               – Simone est partie (Mathilde Chavanne)
               – Sycorax (Lois Patiño & Matías Piñeiro)
               – The Windshield Wiper (Alberto Mielgo)
               – Train Again (Peter Tscherkassky)
3:30pm – Red Rocket (Sean Baker), Lumière
7:30pm – The Story of My Wife (Ildiko Enyedi), Bazin
10:30pm – Paris 13th District (Jacques Audiard), Debussy
 

July 15
11:45am – Hold Me Tight (Matheiu Amalric), Soixantième
3:30pm – Memoria (Apichatpong Weerasethakul), Lumière
7:30pm – France (Bruno Dumont), Bazin
10:45pm – Casablanca Beats (Nabil Ayouch), Debussy
 

July 16
8:30am – Prayers for the Stolen (Tatiana Huezo), Debussy
1:30pm – In Front of Your Face (Hong Sang-soo), Bazin
4:15pm – Nitram (Justin Kurzel), Bazin
 

July 17
10:00am – Marx Can Wait (Marco Bellocchio), Cinéum Aurore
12:30pm – Vortex (Gaspar Noé), Cinéum Aurore

Top 10 of 2020

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

This list will be updated each time I see a film from 2020 (world premiere/imdb date) that is better than at least one of the films already on the list.

  1. DAU. Degeneration (Ilya Khrzhanovskiy & Ilya Permyakov)
  2. Her Socialist Smile (John Gianvito)
  3. Fauna (Nicolás Pereda)
  4. The Last City (Heinz Emigholz)
  5. Days (Tsai Ming-liang)
  6. DAU. Three Days (Ilya Khrzhanovskiy & Jekaterina Oertel)
  7. Let Them All Talk a.k.a. The Fall of 2019 (Steven Soderbergh)
  8. The Salt of Tears (Philippe Garrel)
  9. DAU. Brave People (Ilya Khrzhanovskiy & Aleksey Slusarchuk)
  10. The Disciple (Chaitanya Tamhane)

 

Polls Top 10 (Eligible titles [will] appear here.) (Note: This year I started including streaming-only releases on this list; eligibility determined by my whims and moods.)

  1. Liberté (2019, Albert Serra)
  2. The Giverny Document (Single Channel) (2019, Ja’Tovia Gary)
  3. DAU. Degeneration (2020, Ilya Khrzhanovskiy & Ilya Permyakov)
  4. I Was at Home, But… (2019, Angela Schanelec)
  5. DAU. Three Days (2020, Ilya Khrzhanovskiy & Jekaterina Oertel)
  6. Fourteen (2019, Dan Sallitt)
  7. About Endlessness (2019, Roy Andersson)
  8. Young Ahmed (2019, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
  9. DAU. Brave People (2020, Ilya Khrzhanovskiy & Aleksey Slusarchuk)
  10. The History of the Seattle Mariners (2020, Jon Bois)

 

My Top 10 Discoveries During 2020 (for first-time viewings of films made before 2010)

  1. The Fountainhead (1949, King Vidor)
  2. Variety (1983, Bette Gordon)
  3. Stella Dallas (1937, King Vidor)
  4. The Wedding Night (1935, King Vidor)
  5. Happy Here and Now (2002, Michael Almereyda)
  6. Woman on the Beach (2006, Hong Sang-soo)
  7. Street Scene (1931, King Vidor)
  8. Night and Day (2008, Hong Sang-soo)
  9. The Power of Kangwon Province (1998, Hong Sang-soo)
  10. Koyaanisqatsi (1982, Godfrey Reggio)

 

Other 2020 films I’ve seen

  • Malmkrog (Cristi Puiu) – 6.8
  • The History of the Seattle Mariners (Jon Bois) – 6.8
  • The Lobby (Heinz Emigholz) – 6.7
  • Da 5 Bloods (Spike Lee) – 6.7
  • Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (Bill Ross IV & Turner Ross) – 6.7
  • DAU. Natasha (Ilya Khrzhanovskiy & Jekaterina Oertel) – 6.7
  • Tesla (Michael Almereyda) – 6.6
  • Microphones in 2020 (Phil Elverum) – 6.6
  • Inventing the Future (Isiah Medina) – 6.6
  • Hopper/Welles (Orson Welles) – 6.6
  • The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin) (Anders Edström & C.W. Winter) – 6.5
  • Slow Machine (Paul Felten & Joe DeNardo) – 6.5
  • s01e03 (Kurt Walker) – 6.5
  • City Hall (Frederick Wiseman) – 6.5
  • The Monopoly of Violence (David Dufresne) – 6.5
  • Circumstantial Pleasures (Lewis Klahr) – 6.4
  • The Woman Who Ran (Hong Sang-soo) – 6.4
  • Red Post on Escher Street (Sion Sono) – 6.4
  • El Planeta (Amalia Ulman) – 6.4
  • Time (Garrett Bradley) – 6.4
  • Beginning (Dea Kulumbegashvili) – 6.3
  • Boys State (Amanda McBaine & Jesse Moss) – 6.3
  • The Invisible Man (Leigh Whannell) – 6.3
  • So Late So Soon (Daniel Hymanson) – 6.3
  • Build the Wall (Joe Swanberg) – 6.2
  • Atarrabi and Mikelats (Eugène Green) – 6.2
  • Second Star to the Right and Straight On ’Til Morning (Bill Ross IV & Turner Ross) – 6.2
  • Maggie’s Farm (James Benning) – 6.1
  • Expedition Content (Ernst Karel & Veronika Kusumaryati) – 6.0
  • The American Sector (Courtney Stephens & Pacho Velez) – 6.0
  • Tenet (Christopher Nolan) – 5.9
  • Isabella (Matías Piñeiro) – 5.9
  • The Nest (Sean Durkin) – 5.9
  • DAU. String Theory (Ilya Khrzhanovskiy & Aleksey Slusarchuk) – 5.9
  • I’m Thinking of Ending Things (Charlie Kaufman) – 5.8
  • Kokoloko (Gerardo Naranjo) – 5.8
  • DAU. New Man (Ilya Khrzhanovskiy & Ilya Permyakov) – 5.8
  • We Are Who We Are (Luca Guadagnino) – 5.7
  • The Tango of the Widower and Its Distorting Mirror (Raúl Ruiz & Valeria Sarmiento) – 5.7
  • One Night in Miami (Regina King) – 5.7
  • Shithouse (Cooper Raiff) – 5.7
  • Notturno (Gianfranco Rosi) – 5.7
  • DAU. Katya Tanya (Ilya Khrzhanovskiy & Jekaterina Oertel) – 5.7
  • Intimate Distances (Phillip Warnell) – 5.7
  • Kajillionaire (Miranda July) – 5.6
  • Undine (Christian Petzold) – 5.6
  • Saint-Narcisse (Bruce LaBruce) – 5.6
  • There Are Not Thirty-Six Ways of Showing a Man Getting on a Horse (Nicolás Zukerfeld) – 5.6
  • Short Vacation (Kwon Min-pyo & Seo Han-sol) – 5.6
  • Some Kind of Heaven (Lance Oppenheim) – 5.6
  • French Exit (Azazel Jacobs) – 5.6
  • Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds (Werner Herzog & Clive Oppenheimer) – 5.6
  • The Inheritance (Ephraim Asili) – 5.5
  • Mank (David Fincher) – 5.5
  • Dick Johnson is Dead (Kirsten Johnson) – 5.5
  • Palm Springs (Max Barbakow) – 5.5
  • Things We Say, Things We Do: Love Affair(s) (Emmanuel Mouret) – 5.4
  • Shiva Baby (Emma Seligman) – 5.4
  • Gunda (Viktor Kossakovsky) – 5.4
  • Education (Steve McQueen) – 5.4
  • Sportin’ Life (Abel Ferrara) – 5.4
  • DAU. Nikita Tanya (Ilya Khrzhanovskiy & Jekaterina Oertel) – 5.3
  • Her Name Was Europa (Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy) – 5.3
  • Wife of a Spy (Kiyoshi Kurosawa) – 5.3
  • Lovers Rock (Steve McQueen) – 5.3
  • Blue Eyes and Colorful My Dress (Polina Gumiela) – 5.3
  • The Wolf of Snow Hollow (Jim Cummings) – 5.3
  • The Truffle Hunters (Michael Dweck & Gregory Kershaw) – 5.3
  • Death of Nintendo (Raya Martin) – 5.3
  • Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue (Jia Zhang-ke) – 5.2
  • DAU. Nora Mother (Ilya Khrzhanovskiy & Jekaterina Oertel) – 5.2
  • David Byrne’s American Utopia (Spike Lee) – 5.2
  • A Shape of Things to Come (J.P. Sniadecki & Lisa Malloy) – 5.2
  • IWOW: I Walk on Water (Khalik Allah) – 5.1
  • Red, White and Blue (Steve McQueen) – 5.1
  • Siberia (Abel Ferrara) – 5.0
  • Uppercase Print (Radu Jude) – 5.0
  • Liminal (Philippe Grandrieux, Manuela de Laborde, Lav Diaz, & Óscar Enríquez) – 5.0
  • Zero (Kazuhiro Soda) – 5.0
  • Identifying Features (Fernanda Valadez) – 5.0
  • The Calming (Song Fang) – 4.9
  • Spring Blossom (Suzanne Lindon) – 4.9
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always (Eliza Hittman) – 4.9
  • Bicentenario (Pablo Alvarez Mesa) – 4.9
  • Summer of 85 (François Ozon) – 4.9
  • All In: The Fight for Democracy (Liz Garbus & Lisa Cortés) – 4.9
  • Preparations to Be Together For an Unknown Period of Time (Lili Horváth) – 4.8
  • Window Boy Would Also Like to Have a Submarine (Alex Piperno) – 4.8
  • maɬni – towards the ocean, towards the shore (Sky Hopinka) – 4.8
  • Pieces of a Woman (Kornél Mundruczó) – 4.8
  • MLK/FBI (Sam Pollard) – 4.8
  • Last and First Men (Jóhann Jóhannsson) – 4.8
  • Viena and the Fantomes (Gerardo Naranjo) – 4.7
  • A l’abordage (Guillaume Brac) – 4.7
  • Night of the Kings (Philippe Lacôte) – 4.7
  • Orphea (Alexander Kluge & Khavn) – 4.7
  • Nasir (Arun Karthick) – 4.7
  • Purple Sea (Amel Alzakout & Khaled Abdulwahed) – 4.6
  • Los Conductos (Camilo Restrepo) – 4.6
  • Promising Young Woman (Emerald Fennell) – 4.6
  • Shirley (Josephine Decker) – 4.5
  • There Is No Evil (Mohammad Rasoulof) – 4.4
  • The Year of the Discovery (Luis López Carrasco) – 4.3
  • Night for Day (Emily Wardill) – 4.3
  • Epicentro (Hubert Sauper) – 4.3
  • Nomadland (Chloé Zhao) – 4.2
  • Red Moon Tide (Lois Patiño) – 4.1
  • I Carry You with Me (Heidi Ewing) – 4.1
  • Ammonite (Francis Lee) – 4.1
  • Mangrove (Steve McQueen) – 4.0
  • Minari (Lee Isaac Chung) – 4.0
  • Corporate Accountability (Jonathan Perel) – 3.9
  • Rebecca (Ben Wheatley) – 3.9
  • Tragic Jungle (Yulene Olaizola) – 3.8
  • She Dies Tomorrow (Amy Seimetz) – 3.7
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Aaron Sorkin) – 3.7
  • Alex Wheatle (Steve McQueen) – 3.7
  • Long Gone Summer (AJ Schnack) – 3.7
  • Ploy (Prapat Jiwarangsan) – 3.6
  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (Jason Woliner) – 3.6
  • On the Rocks (Sofia Coppola) – 3.5
  • Home Front (Lucas Belvaux) – 3.5
  • The Empty Man (David Prior) – 3.4
  • The Viewing Booth (Ra’anan Alexandrowicz) – 3.4
  • New Order (Michel Franco) – 3.4
  • All the Dead Ones (Marco Dutra & Caetano Gotardo) – 3.1
  • Irradiated (Rithy Panh) – 2.6
  • The Devil All the Time (Antonio Campos) – 2.5

New-to-mes

Just going to start collecting these in one place, for posterity. (As Seen On Twitter)

 

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2016

 
February 20
9:30AM – Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue (Jia Zhang-ke), CinemaxX 7
4:00PM – The Tango of the Widower and Its Distorting Mirror (Raúl Ruiz & Valeria Sarmiento), CinemaX 6
5:30PM – The Calming (Song Fang), CinemaX 6
 

February 21
11:30AM – Malmkrog (Cristi Puiu), CinemaX 7
3:00PM – Her Name Was Europa (Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy), Kino Arsenal 1
               – preceded by Most of What Follows Is True (Maged Nader)
6:00PM – The Viewing Booth (Ra’anan Alexandrowicz), CinemaX 6
8:00PM – Death of Nintendo (Raya Martin), Cubix 6
10:00PM – Maggie’s Farm (James Benning), Kino Arsenal 1
 

February 22
10:00AM – Red Moon Tide (Lois Patiño), Cubix 5
12:30PM – Los conductos (Camilo Restrepo), CinemaX 7
4:00PM – Uppercase Print (Radu Jude), CinemaX 6
7:00PM – La Bohème (1926, King Vidor), Zeughauskino
10:00PM – The Salt of Tears (Philippe Garrel), Berlinale Palast

 

February 23
10:00AM – The Murder of Fred Hampton (1971, Howard Alk), Kino Arsenal 1
12:30PM – First Cow (Kelly Reichardt), Friedrichstadt-Palast
4:00PM – The Two Sights (Joshua Bonetta), CinemaX 6
7:00PM – Undine (Christian Petzold), Berlinale Palast
10:00AM – All the Dead Ones (Marco Dutra & Caetano Gotardo), Berlinale Palast
 

February 24
9:45AM – Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther (1970, William Klein), Kino Arsenal 1
11:30AM – Zero (Kazuhiro Soda), Kino Arsenal 1
4:30PM – Berlinale Shorts I, CinemaxX 3
               – It Wasn’t the Right Mountain, Mohammad (Mili Pecherer)
               – Playback (Agustina Comedi)
               + 2008 (Blake Williams)
               – Foam (Omar Elhamy)
10:00PM – Siberia (Abel Ferrara), Berlinale Palast
 

February 25
9:00AM – The Woman Who Ran (Hong Sang-soo), Berlinale Palast
12:30PM – Orphea (Alexander Kluge & Khavn), CinemaxX 7
3:00PM – Forum Expanded 9, Kino Arsenal 1
               – Recovery (Kevin Jerome Everson)
               – Equinox (Margaret Honda)
               – The Phantom Menace (Graeme Arnfield)
5:00PM – Berlinale Shorts I: Q&A, Colosseum 1
8:45PM – Isabella (Matías Piñeiro), CinemaxX 5
 

February 26
11:00AM – The Last City (Heinz Emigholz), CinemaxX 3
2:30PM – Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (Bill Ross IV & Turner Ross), Colosseum 1
9:30PM – Berlinale Shorts I: Q&A, Cubix 9
 

February 27
9:00AM – Days (Tsai Ming-liang), Berlinale Palast
12:00PM – The Wedding Night (1935, King Vidor), CinemaxX 8
1:30PM – Shorts Take Their Time: Berlinale Shorts I: Q&A, Zoo Palast 3
4:30PM – The Citadel (1938, King Vidor), CinemaxX 8
 

February 28
9:00AM – Irradiated (Rithy Panh), Berlinale Palast
4:00PM – Mare’s Tail (1968, David Larcher), Kino Arsenal 1
7:30PM – Ruby Gentry (1952, King Vidor), CinemaxX 8
 

February 29
10:00AM – A l’abordage (Guillaume Brac), Cubix 7
12:30PM – There Is No Evil (Mohammad Rasoulof), Friedrichstadt-Palast
7:00PM – Awards Ceremony, Berlinale Palast

2020 Film Log

Click for links to past logs.

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). In 2020, I started also including home viewings of 3D shorts (regardless of format, as long as glasses are involved). 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, Youtube videos, random viral TikToks, 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

The King of Comedy (1982, Martin Scorsese) DP – 7.0

+Parasite (2019, Bong Joon-ho) – 6.4 [same]

vulture (2019, Philip Hoffman) DP – 5.4

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers & Kathleen Hepburn) – 5.4

The Mortal Storm (1940, Frank Borzage) 35mm – 6.9

Midsommar (2019, Ari Aster) – 4.7

+Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk [24fps 3D] (2016, Ang Lee) – 5.3 [120fps 3D version: 5.9]

+Holy Motors (2012, Leos Carax) 35mm – 6.6 [down from 8.5]

Lovely Yellow Colour (1991, Angela Schanelec) 16mm

Prague, March 92 (1992, Angela Schanelec) 16mm

Princip, Text (2014, Angela Schanelec) DP

Far Away (1992, Angela Schanelec) 16mm

+I Stayed in Berlin Over the Summer (1994, Angela Schanelec) 35mm – 6.7 [up from 5.1]

I Walked with a Zombie (1943, Jacques Tourneur) 35mm – 5.6

 

February

Light of My Life (2019, Casey Affleck) – 6.4

+Passing Summer (2001, Angela Schanelec) 35mm – 5.8 [up from 5.2]

Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts (1970, Edward Owens) DP

+Remembrance: A Portrait Study (1967, Edward Owens) DP

Tomorrow’s Promise (1967, Edward Owens) DP – 6.8

+Marseille (2004, Angela Schanelec) 35mm – 7.4 [up from 6.8]

+Places in Cities (1998, Angela Schanelec) 35mm – 5.5 [down from 6.2]

Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue (2020, Jia Zhang-ke) Berlinale, DP – 5.2

The Tango of the Widower and Its Distorting Mirror (2020, Raúl Ruiz & Valeria Sarmiento) Berlinale, DP – 5.7

The Calming (2020, Song Fang) Berlinale, DP – 4.9

Malmkrog (2020, Cristi Puiu) Berlinale, DP – 6.8

Most of What Follows Is..True (2020, Maged Nader) Berlinale, DP

Her Name Was Europa (2020, Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy) Berlinale, 16mm – 5.3

The Viewing Booth (2020, Ra’anan Alexandrowicz) Berlinale, DP – 3.4

Death of Nintendo (2020, Raya Martin) Berlinale, DP – 5.3

Maggie’s Farm (2020, James Benning) Berlinale, DP – 6.1

Red Moon Tide (2020, Lois Patiño) Berlinale, DP – 4.1

Los Conductos (2020, Camilo Restrepo) Berlinale, DP – 4.6

Uppercase Print (2020, Radu Jude) Berlinale, DP – 5.0

La Bohème (1926, King Vidor) Berlinale, 35mm – 6.3

The Salt of Tears (2020, Philippe Garrel) Berlinale, DP – 7.6

The Murder of Fred Hampton (1971, Howard Alk) Berlinale, 35mm – 6.0

First Cow (2019, Kelly Reichardt) Berlinale, DP – 6.1

The Two Sights (2019, Joshua Bonnetta) Berlinale, DP – 5.4

Undine (2020, Christian Petzold) Berlinale, DP – 5.6

All the Dead Ones (2020, Marco Dutra & Caetano Gotardo) Berlinale, DP – 3.1

Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther (1970, William Klein) Berlinale, 35mm – 6.4

Zero (2020, Kazuhiro Soda) Berlinale, DP – 5.0

It Wasn’t the Right Mountain, Mohammad (2020, Mili Pecherer) Berlinale, DP

Playback (2019, Agustina Comedi) Berlinale, DP

+2008 (2019, Blake Williams) Berlinale, 3D

Écume (2020, Omar Elhamy) Berlinale, DP

Siberia (2020, Abel Ferrara) Berlinale, DP – 6.6

The Woman Who Ran (2020, Hong Sang-soo) Berlinale, DP – 6.4

Orphea (2020, Alexander Kluge & Khavn) Berlinale, DP – 4.7

Recovery (2020, Kevin Jerome Everson) Berlinale, DP

Equinox (2020, Margaret Honda) Berlinale, 70mm

The Phantom Menace (2020, Graeme Arnfield) Berlinale, DP

+2008 (2019, Blake Williams) Berlinale, 3D

Isabella (2020, Matías Piñeiro) Berlinale, DP – 5.9

The Last City (2020, Heinz Emigholz) Berlinale, DP – 6.9

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020, Bill Ross IV & Turner Ross) Berlinale, DP – 6.7

+2008 (2019, Blake Williams) Berlinale, 3D

Days (2020, Tsai Ming-liang) Berlinale, DP – 7.1

The Wedding Night (1935, King Vidor) Berlinale, 35mm – 7.2

+2008 (2019, Blake Williams) Berlinale, 3D

The Citadel (1938, King Vidor) Berlinale, 35mm – 6.5

Irradiated (2020, Rithy Panh) Berlinale, DP – 2.6

Mare’s Tail (1968, David Larcher) Berlinale, 16mm – 4.9

Ruby Gentry (1952, King Vidor) Berlinale, 35mm – 5.6

A l’abordage (2020, Guillaume Brac) Berlinale, DP – 4.7

There Is No Evil (2020, Mohammad Rasoulof) Berlinale, DP – 4.4

 

March

+Wavelength (1967, Michael Snow) – 9.7 [same]

Epicentro (2020, Hubert Sauper) First Look, DP – 4.3

Blue Eyes and Colorful My Dress (2020, Polina Gumiela) – 5.3

+2008 (2019, Blake Williams) First Look, 3D

Ridge (2019, John Skoog) First Look, DP – 5.4

Purple Sea (2020, Amel Alzakout & Khaled Abdulwahed) – 4.6

Young and Innocent (1937, Alfred Hitchcock) – 6.0

Segunda Vez (2018, Dora García) – 6.4

+Aykan [3D] (2018, Sebastian Buerkner)

+Cavalcade [3D] (2019, Johann Lurf)

+Marking Time [3D] (2015, Malcolm Le Grice)

IWOW: I Walk on Water (2020, Khalik Allah) – 5.1

Mosco Street 2 [3D] (2016, Ken Jacobs)

So Late So Soon (2020, Daniel Hymanson) – 6.3

Last and First Men (2020, Jóhann Jóhannsson) – 4.8

Circumstantial Pleasures (2020, Lewis Klahr) – 5.8

Brian May’s Brief History of 3D [3D] (2011, Julian Kemp) – 5.0

measuring change (2016, James Benning) – 6.5

Expedition Content (2020, Ernst Karel & Veronika Kusumaryati) – 6.0

Bickels [Socialism] (2017, Heinz Emigholz) – 4.5

A Shape of Things to Come (2020, J.P. Sniadecki & Lisa Malloy) – 5.2

Treasure Island (2018, Guillaume Brac) – 5.6

Inventing the Future (2020, Isiah Medina) – 6.6

The Anchorage (2009, Anders Edström & C.W. Winter) – 5.9

 

April

Koyaanisqatsi (1982, Godfrey Reggio) – 7.0

Powaqqatsi (1988, Godfrey Reggio) – 5.3

Naqoyqatsi (2002, Godfrey Reggio) – 6.9

Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020, Eliza Hittman) – 4.9

+*Corpus Callosum (2002, Michael Snow) – 8.5 [up from 7.9]

A Day in the Country [3D] (1953, Jack Rieger)

The Black Swan [3D] (1952, Leonard Reeve)

Hillary Hess Presents Mid-Century Memories in Kodachrome Stereo [3D] (2020, uncredited)

Games in Depth [3D] (1966, uncredited)

The Sword of Granada [3D] (1953, Edward Dein & Carlos Véjar hijo) – 3.7

The American Sector (2020, Courtney Stephens & Pacho Velez) – 6.0

That Cloud Never Left (2019, Yashaswini Raghunandan) – 5.1

Quick Billy (1971, Bruce Baillie) – 6.9

Where the Chocolate Mountains (2015, Pat O’Neill) – 4.4

+Come Closer [Pulfrich 3D] (1953, Hy Hirsh)

maɬni – towards the ocean, towards the shore (2020, Sky Hopinka) – 4.8

Street Scene (1931, King Vidor) – 7.1

DAU. Natasha (2020, Ilya Khrzhanovskiy & Jekaterina Oertel) – 6.7

Our Daily Bread (1934, King Vidor) – 6.4

Hallelujah (1929, King Vidor) – 6.5

The Champ (1931, King Vidor) – 5.9

The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin) (2020, Anders Edström & C.W. Winter) – 6.5

DAU. Degeneration (2020, Ilya Khrzhanovskiy & Ilya Permyakov) – 7.3

Intimate Distances (2020, Phillip Warnell) – 5.7

Corporate Accountability (2020, Jonathan Perel) – 3.9

Zeus Machine. The Invincible (2019, Nadia Ranocchi & David Zamagni) – 5.6

White Epilepsy (2012, Philippe Grandrieux) – 4.7

Sedução da Carne (2018, Júlio Bressane) – 5.8

Show People (1928, King Vidor) – 5.7

DAU. Nora Mother (2020, Ilya Khrzhanovskiy & Jekaterina Oertel) – 5.2

Bird of Paradise (1932, King Vidor) – 5.6

The Patsy (1928, King Vidor) – 5.4

The Decay of Fiction (2002, Pat O’Neill) – 5.8

Window Boy Would Also Like to Have a Submarine (2020, Alex Piperno) – 4.8

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957, Jack Arnold) – 6.8

The Assistant (2019, Kitty Green) – 5.5

 

May

DAU. Three Days (2020, Ilya Khrzhanovskiy & Jekaterina Oertel) – 7.0

The Invisible Man (2020, Leigh Whannell) – 6.3

Ghosts of the Pastures [3D] (2019, Christian A. Zschammer)

Little Planet in 3D [3D] (2019, Takashi Sekitani)

The Invisible Man (1933, James Whale) – 6.2

s01e03 (2020, Kurt Walker) – 6.5

+DAU. Natasha (2020, Ilya Khrzhanovskiy & Jekaterina Oertel) – 6.7 [same]

Hollow Man (2000, Paul Verhoeven) – 6.8

The Plastic House (2019, Allison Chhorn) – 6.0

Second Star to the Right and Straight On ’Til Morning (2020, Bill Ross IV & Turner Ross) – 6.2

The Stereo Photography of Harold Lloyd [3D] (2020, uncredited)

DAU. Brave People (2020, Ilya Khrzhanovskiy & Aleksey Slusarchuk) – 6.9

Man Without a Star (1955, King Vidor) – 5.1

Panic in the Streets (1950, Elia Kazan) – 5.9

The Sky Socialist [2019 edition] (1968, Ken Jacobs) – 3.8

Not So Dumb (1930, King Vidor) – 6.0

The Stranger’s Return (1933, King Vidor) – 6.5

Death on the Diamond (1934, Edward Sedgwick) – 4.3

DAU. Katya Tanya (2020, Ilya Khrzhanovskiy & Jekaterina Oertel) – 5.7

It Happens Every Spring (1949, Lloyd Bacon) – 4.8

Miss Sadie Thompson [3D] (1953, Curtis Bernhardt) – 5.6

Gun Fury [3D] (1953, Raoul Walsh) – 5.4

Tricked (2012, Paul Verhoeven) – 6.1

The Guests [3D] (2014, Ken Jacobs) – 5.3

Man in the Dark [3D] (1953, Lew Landers) – 6.4

DAU. New Man (2020, Ilya Khrzhanovskiy & Ilya Permyakov) – 5.8

The History of the Seattle Mariners (2020, Jon Bois) – 6.8

Inferno [3D] (1953, Roy Ward Baker) – 6.2

Rhubarb (1951, Arthur Lubin) – 4.0

Adam and 6 Eves [3D] (1962, John Wallis) – 4.5

Taza, Son of Cochise [3D] (1954, Douglas Sirk) – 5.5

The Fountainhead (1949, King Vidor) – 7.8

The Bellboy and the Playgirls [3D] (1962, Francis Ford Coppola & Fritz Umgelter) – 3.9

Dragonfly Squadron [3D] (1954, Lesley Selander) – 5.1

Kiss Me Kate [3D] (1953, George Sidney) – 5.3

+Circumstantial Pleasures (2020, Lewis Klahr) – 6.4 [up from 5.8]

 

June

Bardelys the Magnificent (1926, King Vidor) – 4.8

Bamboozled (2000, Spike Lee) – 6.6

Cristaux (1978, Teo Hernández) – 4.8

Cease Fire [3D] (1953, Owen Crump) – 5.0

DAU. String Theory (2020, Ilya Khrzhanovskiy & Aleksey Slusarchuk) – 5.9

Shirley (2020, Josephine Decker) – 4.5

Tea and Sympathy (1956, Vincente Minnelli) – 6.5

Commute (1995, Bruce & Lorie Baillie) – 4.1

DAU. Nikita Tanya (2020, Ilya Khrzhanovskiy & Jekaterina Oertel) – 5.3

The Big Parade (1925, King Vidor) – 6.8

Those Redheads from Seattle [3D] (1953, Lewis R. Foster) – 5.5

Da 5 Bloods (2020, Spike Lee) – 6.7

So Red the Rose (1935, King Vidor) – 5.8

Long Gone Summer (2020, AJ Schnack) – 3.7

To Sleep with Anger (1990, Charles Burnett) – 6.9

New Orleans, Mon Amour (2008, Michael Almereyda) – 5.7

Cynara (1932, King Vidor) – 6.0

Sangaree [3D] (1953, Edward Ludwig) – 4.2

The Glass Shield (1994, Charles Burnett) – 5.5

+S:TREAM:S:S:ECTION:S:ECTION:S:S:ECTIONED (1971, Paul Sharits) – 8.1 [same]

Twister (1989, Michael Almereyda) – 5.7

Billy the Kid (1930, King Vidor) – 5.8

Another Girl Another Planet (1992, Michael Almereyda) – 5.7

Things We Say, Things We Do: Love Affair(s) (2020, Emmanuel Mouret) – 5.4

Itinerary of Jean Bricard (2008, Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub) – 5.9

Spring Blossom (2020, Suzanne Lindon) – 4.9

The Boss of It All (2006, Lars von Trier) – 4.6

House of Wax [3D] (1953, André de Toth) – 6.4

The Texas Rangers (1936, King Vidor) – 5.7

Losing Ground (1982, Kathleen Collins) – 6.2

Viena and the Fantomes (2020, Gerardo Naranjo) – 4.7

 

July

September Storm [3D] (1960, Byron Haskin) – 4.9

Nadja (1994, Michael Almereyda) – 6.1

Imitation of Life (1934, John M. Stahl) – 6.9

The Wind Is Driving Him Toward the Open Sea (1968, David Brooks) – 3.5

Stella Dallas (1937, King Vidor) – 7.3

At Sundance (1995, Michael Almereyda & Amy Hobby) – 6.6

Labyrinth of Cinema (2019, Nobuhiko Ōbayashi) – 6.2

Within Our Gates (1920, Oscar Micheaux) – 4.8

Variety (1983, Bette Gordon) – 7.3

Palm Springs (2020, Max Barbakow) – 5.5

Bay of Angels (1963, Jacques Demy) – 6.5

‘‘Northwest Passage’’ (Book I – – Rogers’ Rangers) (1940, King Vidor) – 6.6

My Brother’s Wedding (1983, Charles Burnett) – 5.1

Cathedrals of Culture [3D] (2014, Wim Wenders, Michael Glawogger, Michael Madsen, Robert Redford, Margreth Olin, & Karim Aïnouz) — 4.8

Empty Suitcases (1980, Bette Gordon) – 5.2

The Eternal (1998, Michael Almereyda) – 6.0

Comrade X (1940, King Vidor) – 5.5

Punishment Park (1971, Peter Watkins) – 6.3

Hamlet (2000, Michael Almereyda) – 6.4

Happy Here and Now (2002, Michael Almereyda) – 7.2

William Eggleston in the Real World (2005, Michael Almereyda) – 6.8

+Wild Grass (2009, Alain Resnais) – 8.5 [same]

Liminal (2020, Philippe Grandrieux, Manuela de Laborde, Lav Diaz, & Óscar Enríquez) – 5.0

 

August

She Dies Tomorrow (2020, Amy Seimetz) – 3.7

Microphones in 2020 (2020, Phil Elverum) – 6.6

Tesla (2020, Michael Almereyda) – 6.0

Boys State (2020, Amanda McBaine & Jesse Moss) – 6.3

+Tesla (2020, Michael Almereyda) – 6.6 [up from 6.0]

+First Cow (2019, Kelly Reichardt) – 6.1 [same]

Tenet (2020, Christopher Nolan) 70mm – 5.9

Slow Machine (2020, Paul Felten & Joe DeNardo) – 6.5

My Mexican Bretzel (2019, Nuria Giménez) – 6.3

Ouvertures (2019, Louis Henderson & Olivier Marboeuf) – 5.0

 

September

The Year of the Discovery (2020, Luis López Carrasco) – 4.3

I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020, Charlie Kaufman) – 5.8

Tragic Jungle (2020, Yulene Olaizola) – 3.8

Night of the Kings (2020, Philippe Lacôte) – 4.7

Shiva Baby (2020, Emma Seligman) – 5.4

One Night in Miami (2020, Regina King) – 5.7

Saint-Narcisse (2020, Bruce LaBruce) – 5.6

The Disciple (2020, Chaitanya Tamhane) – 6.8

Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds (2020, Werner Herzog & Clive Oppenheimer) – 5.6

Nomadland (2020, Chloé Zhao) – 4.2

Pieces of a Woman (2020, Kornél Mundruczó) – 4.8

Summer of 85 (2020, François Ozon) – 4.9

MLK/FBI (2020, Sam Pollard) – 4.8

New Order (2020, Michel Franco) – 3.4

The Inheritance (2020, Ephraim Asili) – 5.5

Beginning (2020, Dea Kulumbegashvili) – 7.0

Notturno (2020, Gianfranco Rosi) – 5.7

City Hall (2020, Frederick Wiseman) – 6.5

Fauna (2020, Nicolás Pereda) – 7.2

The Devil All the Time (2020, Antonio Campos) – 2.5

Preparations to Be Together For an Unknown Period of Time (2020, Lili Horváth) – 4.8

The Truffle Hunters (2020, Michael Dweck & Gregory Kershaw) – 5.3

Gunda (2020, Viktor Kossakovsky) – 5.4

All In: The Fight for Democracy (2020, Liz Garbus & Lisa Cortés) – 4.9

Time (2020, Garrett Bradley) – 6.4

The Monopoly of Violence (2020, David Dufresne) – 6.5

Her Socialist Smile (2020, John Gianvito) – 7.0

On the Rocks (2020, Sofia Coppola) – 3.5

There Are Not Thirty-Six Ways of Showing a Man Getting on a Horse (2020, Nicolás Zukerfeld) – 5.6

Identifying Features (2020, Fernanda Valadez) – 5.0

Kokoloko (2020, Gerardo Naranjo) – 5.8

Hopper/Welles (2020, Orson Welles) – 6.6

 

October

+The Salt of Tears (2020, Philippe Garrel) – 6.9 [down from 7.6]

I Carry You with Me (2020, Heidi Ewing) – 4.1

The Lobby (2020, Heinz Emigholz) – 6.7

Lovers Rock (2020, Steve McQueen) – 5.3

Red, White and Blue (2020, Steve McQueen) – 5.1

Mangrove (2020, Steve McQueen) – 4.0

Atarrabi and Mikelats (2020, Eugène Green) – 6.2

Dick Johnson is Dead (2020, Kirsten Johnson) – 5.5

+Beginning (2020, Dea Kulumbegashvili) – 6.3 [down from 7.0]

The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020, Jim Cummings) – 5.3

French Exit (2020, Azazel Jacobs) – 5.6

Sand (2018, Tsai Ming-liang) – 6.6

Kajillionaire (2020, Miranda July) – 5.6

David Byrne’s American Utopia (2020, Spike Lee) – 5.2

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020, Aaron Sorkin) – 3.7

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020, Jason Woliner) – 3.6

Rebecca (2020, Ben Wheatley) – 3.9

Dragged Across Concrete (2018, S. Craig Zahler) – 6.9

+Election (1999, Alexander Payne) – 6.5 [~same]

Bone Tomahawk (2015, S. Craig Zahler) – 6.3

 

November

We Are Who We Are (2020, Luca Guadagnino) – 5.7

Jivaro [3D] (1954, Edward Ludwig) – 5.0

The Cameraman (1928, Edward Sedgwick) – 5.1

Sportin’ Life (2020, Abel Ferrara) – 5.4

A Rainy Day in New York (2019, Woody Allen) – 5.7

The Nest (2020, Sean Durkin) – 5.9

Woman on the Beach (2006, Hong Sang-soo) – 7.2

Red Post on Escher Street (2020, Sion Sono) – 6.4

Home Front (2020, Lucas Belvaux) – 3.5

 

December

Ammonite (2020, Francis Lee) – 4.1

Mank (2020, David Fincher) – 5.5

The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (1996, Hong Sang-soo) – 6.3

Alex Wheatle (2020, Steve McQueen) – 3.7

Let Them All Talk a.k.a. The Fall of 2019 (2020, Steven Soderbergh) – 6.9

The Power of Kangwon Province (1998, Hong Sang-soo) – 7.0

Nasir (2020, Arun Karthick) – 4.7

Minari (2020, Lee Isaac Chung) – 4.0

Education (2020, Steve McQueen) – 5.4

+The Woman Who Ran (2020, Hong Sang-soo) – 6.4 [same]

Build the Wall (2020, Joe Swanberg) – 6.2

+Her Socialist Smile (2020, John Gianvito) – 7.3 [up from 7.0]

Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (2000, Hong Sang-soo) – 5.5

Tale of Cinema (2005, Hong Sang-soo) – 5.9

A Christmas Carol [3D] (2009, Robert Zemeckis) – 5.6

+Days (2020, Tsai Ming-liang) – 7.1 [same]

Claire’s Knee (1970, Eric Rohmer) – 7.0

Night and Day (2008, Hong Sang-soo) – 7.1

Shithouse (2020, Cooper Raiff) – 5.7

Night of the Living Dead (1968, George A. Romero) – 6.7

Top 10 of 2019

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

This list will be updated each time I see a film from 2019 (world premiere/imdb date) that is better than at least one of the films already on the list.

  1. Uncut Gems (Josh & Benny Safdie)
  2. Liberté (Albert Serra)
  3. The Giverny Document (Single Channel) (Ja’Tovia Gary)
  4. The Plagiarists (Peter Parlow)
  5. I Was at Home, But… (Angela Schanelec)
  6. Fourteen (Dan Sallitt)
  7. About Endlessness (Roy Andersson)
  8. Young Ahmed (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardennes)
  9. Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream (Frank Beauvais)
  10. Knives Out (Rian Johnson)

 

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

  1. Uncut Gems (2019, Josh & Benny Safdie)
  2. Climax (2018, Gaspar Noé)
  3. The Image Book (2018, Jean-Luc Godard)
  4. Long Day’s Journey Into Night (2018, Bi Gan)
  5. The Plagiarists (2019, Peter Parlow)
  6. The Wandering Soap Opera (2017, Raúl Ruiz & Valeria Sarmiento)
  7. High Life (2018, Claire Denis)
  8. Our Time (2018, Carlos Reygadas)
  9. Black Mother (2018, Khalik Allah)
  10. Knives Out (2019, Rian Johnson)

 

My Top 10 Discoveries During 2019 (for first-time viewings of films made before 2000)

  1. Jackie Brown (1997, Quentin Tarantino)
  2. After Hours (1985, Martin Scorsese)
  3. Le Trou (1960, Jacques Becker)
  4. Morocco (1930, Josef von Sternberg)
  5. New York, New York (1977, Martin Scorsese)
  6. Out of the Present (1997, Andrei Ujică)
  7. Only Angels Have Wings (1939, Howard Hawks)
  8. The Eighties (1983, Chantal Akerman)
  9. Other Men’s Women (1931, William A. Wellman)
  10. Dishonored (1931, Josef von Sternberg)

 

Other 2019 films I’ve seen

  • Joan of Arc (Bruno Dumont) – 6.6
  • The Traitor (Marco Bellocchio) – 6.6
  • Atlantis (Valentyn Vasyanovych) – 6.6
  • Bird Island (Sergio da Costa & Maya Kosa) – 6.5
  • Gemini Man (Ang Lee) – 6.5
  • SaF05 (Charlotte Prodger) ~ 6.5
  • State Funeral (Sergei Loznitsa) – 6.5
  • Lux Æterna (Gaspar Noé) – 6.5
  • Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach) – 6.5
  • Tommaso (Abel Ferrara) – 6.5
  • Us (Jordan Peele) – 6.5
  • Bacurau (Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles) – 6.4
  • Light from Light (Paul Harrill) – 6.4
  • Those That, at a Distance, Resemble Another (Jessica Sarah Rinland) – 6.4
  • Light of My Life (Casey Affleck) – 6.4
  • Parasite (Bong Joon-ho) – 6.4
  • A Voluntary Year (Ulrich Köhler & Henner Winckler) – 6.3
  • My Mexican Bretzel (Nuria Giménez) – 6.3
  • Vitalina Varela (Pedro Costa) – 6.3
  • The Souvenir (Joanna Hogg) – 6.3
  • MS Slavic 7 (Sofia Bohdanowicz & Deragh Campbell) ~ 6.2
  • A White, White Day (Hlynur Pálmason) – 6.2
  • Sibyl (Justine Triet) – 6.2
  • Collective (Alexander Nanau) – 6.2
  • Labyrinth of Cinema (Nobuhiko Ōbayashi) – 6.2
  • Beanpole (Kantemir Balagov) – 6.2
  • Synonyms (Nadav Lapid) – 6.1
  • White Lie (Calvin Thomas & Yonah Lewis) – 6.1
  • The Dead Don’t Die (Jim Jarmusch) – 6.1
  • First Love (Takashi Miike) – 6.0
  • The Plastic House (Allison Chhorn) – 6.0
  • Anne at 13,000 Feet. (Kazik Radwanski) – 6.0
  • Joker (Todd Phillips) – 5.9
  • Where’d You Go, Bernadette (Richard Linklater) – 5.9
  • Heimat is a Space in Time (Thomas Heise) – 5.9
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino) – 5.9
  • Little Joe (Jessica Hausner) – 5.9
  • Native Son (Rashid Johnson) – 5.9
  • The Hottest August (Brett Story) – 5.9
  • My Skin, Luminous (Gabino Rodríguez & Nicolas Pereda) – 5.8
  • Years of Construction (Heinz Emigholz) – 5.8
  • A Hidden Life (Terrence Malick) – 5.8
  • Living and Knowing You’re Alive (Alain Cavalier) – 5.8
  • To the Ends of the Earth (Kiyoshi Kurosawa) – 5.7
  • Family Romance, LLC. (Werner Herzog) – 5.7
  • A Rainy Day in New York (Woody Allen) – 5.7
  • Fire Will Come (Oliver Laxe) – 5.7
  • The Laundromat (Steven Soderbergh) – 5.7
  • Belonging (Burak Çevik) – 5.6
  • Ghost Tropic (Bas Devos) – 5.6
  • End of the Century (Lucio Castro) – 5.6
  • Varda by Agnès (Agnès Varda) – 5.6
  • So Pretty (Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli) – 5.6
  • Zeus Machine. The Invincible (Nadia Ranocchi & David Zamagni) – 5.6
  • The Assistant (Kitty Green) – 5.5
  • Zombi Child (Bertrand Bonello) – 5.5
  • The Halt (Lav Diaz) – 5.5
  • Rocks (Sarah Gavron) – 5.5
  • Domino (Brian De Palma) – 5.5
  • Glass (M. Night Shyamalan) – 5.5
  • On a Magical Night (Christophe Honoré) – 5.5
  • Martin Eden (Pietro Marcello) – 5.4
  • The Vast of Night (Andrew Patterson) – 5.4
  • Atlantics (Mati Diop) – 5.4
  • Sunrise/Sunset (Jong Ougie Pak) – 5.4
  • The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão (Karim Aïnouz) – 5.4
  • Oh Mercy (Arnaud Desplechin) – 5.4
  • The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers & Kathleen Hepburn) – 5.4
  • Ridge (John Skoog) – 5.4
  • Wilcox (Denis Côté) – 5.4
  • The Irishman (Martin Scorsese) – 5.3
  • Darks Waters (Todd Haynes) – 5.3
  • Three Summers (Sandra Kogut) – 5.3
  • The Whistlers (Corneliu Porumboiu) – 5.3
  • American Factory (Julia Reichert & Steven Bognar) – 5.3
  • The Truth (Hirokazu Kore-eda) – 5.3
  • A Girl Missing (Koji Fukada) – 5.2
  • Tlamess (Ala Eddine Slim) – 5.2
  • 143 Sahara Street (Hassen Ferhani) – 5.2
  • For the Money (Alejo Moguillansky) – 5.2
  • Krabi, 2562 (Ben Rivers & Anocha Suwichakornpong) – 5.2
  • Bull (Annie Silverstein) – 5.2
  • My Zoe (Julie Delpy) – 5.1
  • Seven Years in May (Affonso Uchoa) – 5.1
  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Marielle Heller) – 5.1
  • Dogs Don’t Wear Pants (Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää) – 5.1
  • Devil Between the Legs (Arturo Ripstein) – 5.1
  • Pain and Glory (Pedro Almodóvar) – 5.1
  • Sea of Lost Time (Gurvinder Singh) – 5.1
  • Alita: Battle Angel (Robert Rodriguez) – 5.1
  • That Cloud Never Left (Yashaswini Raghunandan) – 5.1
  • Cunningham (Alla Kovgan) – 5.0
  • Ouvertures (Louis Henderson & Olivier Marboeuf) – 5.0
  • Saturday Fiction (Lou Ye) – 5.0
  • I Lost My Body (Jérémy Clapin) – 5.0
  • High Flying Bird (Steven Soderbergh) – 4.9
  • Matthias and Maxime (Xavier Dolan) – 4.9
  • The Edge of Democracy (Petra Costa) – 4.9
  • Les Misérables (Ladj Ly) – 4.9
  • It Must Be Heaven (Elia Suleiman) – 4.8
  • Proxima (Alice Winocour) – 4.8
  • Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo (Abdellatif Kechiche) – 4.7
  • Midsommar (Ari Aster) – 4.7
  • Ema (Pablo Larraín) – 4.7
  • The Fever (Maya Da-Rin) – 4.6
  • The Moneychanger (Federico Veiroj) – 4.5
  • Deerskin (Quentin Dupieux) – 4.5
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Celine Sciamma) – 4.4
  • The Lighthouse (Robert Eggers) – 4.4
  • Frankie (Ira Sachs) – 4.3
  • Sorry We Missed You (Ken Loach) – 4.3
  • The Wild Goose Lake (Diao Yinan) – 4.3
  • Movements of a Nearby Mountain (Sebastian Brameshuber) – 4.2
  • Wasp Network (Olivier Assayas) – 4.2
  • The Twentieth Century (Matthew Rankin) – 4.1
  • Un Film Dramatique (Éric Baudelaire) – 4.1
  • Summer in Changsha (Zu Feng) – 4.1
  • Ad Astra (James Gray) – 4.1
  • Endless Night (Eloy Enciso) – 4.0
  • The El Duce Tapes (Rodney Ascher & David Lawrence) – 4.0
  • Little Women (Greta Gerwig) – 3.9
  • Port Authority (Danielle Lessovitz) – 3.9
  • Wet Season (Anthony Chen) – 3.9
  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) – 3.7
  • The Climb (Michael Angelo Covino) – 3.0
  • Blood Quantum (Jeff Barnaby) – 2.9
  • The Beach Bum (Harmony Korine) – 2.4

TIFF2019 Recap

Key
Saw at TIFF (Sept. 5-15)
Saw at Cannes
– Saw a pre-festival advanced press screening
Saw a screener of some kind

 

Tier 0 [A- / A / A+]
 

Tier 1 [B+]
Liberté (Albert Serra) – 7.7
I Was at Home, But… (Angela Schanelec) – 7.0
Uncut Gems (Josh & Benny Safdie) – 7.0
 

Tier 2 [B]
About Endlessness (Roy Andersson) – 6.9
Knives Out (Rian Johnson) – 6.7
The Traitor (Marco Bellocchio) – 6.6
Atlantis (Valentyn Vasyanovych) – 6.6
SaF05 (Charlotte Prodger) ~ 6.5
State Funeral (Sergei Loznitsa) – 6.5
Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach) – 6.5
Bacurau (Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles) – 6.4
Those That, at a Distance, Resemble Another (Jessica Sarah Rinland) – 6.4
Parasite (Bong Joon-ho) – 6.4
Vitalina Varela (Pedro Costa) – 6.3
A White, White Day (Hlynur Pálmason) – 6.2
Sibyl (Justine Triet) – 6.2
Collective (Alexander Nanau) – 6.2
Beanpole (Kantemir Balagov) – 6.2
 

Tier 3 [B-]
Synonyms (Nadav Lapid) – 6.1
White Lie (Calvin Thomas & Yonah Lewis) – 6.1
First Love (Takashi Miike) – 6.0
Anne at 13,000 Feet. (Kazik Radwanski) – 6.0
Heimat is a Space in Time (Thomas Heise) – 5.9
A Hidden Life (Terrence Malick) – 5.8
Fire Will Come (Oliver Laxe) – 5.8
My Skin, Luminous (Gabino Rodríguez & Nicolas Pereda) – 5.8
To the Ends of the Earth (Kiyoshi Kurosawa) – 5.7
The Laundromat (Steven Soderbergh) – 5.7
Varda by Agnès (Agnès Varda) – 5.6
Zombi Child (Bertrand Bonello) – 5.5
Rocks (Sarah Gavron) – 5.5
 

Tier 4 [C+]
Martin Eden (Pietro Marcello) – 5.4
The Vast of Night (Andrew Patterson) – 5.4
Atlantics (Mati Diop) – 5.4
The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão (Karim Aïnouz) – 5.4
Three Summers (Sandra Kogut) – 5.3
The Whistlers (Corneliu Porumboiu) – 5.3
The Truth (Hirokazu Kore-eda) – 5.3
A Girl Missing (Koji Fukada) – 5.2
143 Sahara Street (Hassen Ferhani) – 5.2
Krabi, 2562 (Ben Rivers & Anocha Suwichakornpong) – 5.2
My Zoe (Julie Delpy) – 5.1
Seven Years in May (Affonso Uchoa) – 5.1
Dogs Don’t Wear Pants (Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää) – 5.1
Devil Between the Legs (Arturo Ripstein) – 5.1
Pain and Glory (Pedro Almodóvar) – 5.1
Cunningham (Alla Kovgan) – 5.0
Saturday Fiction (Lou Ye) – 5.0
Les Misérables (Ladj Ly) – 4.9
It Must Be Heaven (Elia Suleiman) – 4.8
Proxima (Alice Winocour) – 4.8
Ema (Pablo Larraín) – 4.7
The Fever (Maya Da-Rin) – 4.6
 

Tier 5 [C]
The Moneychanger (Federico Veiroj) – 4.5
Deerskin (Quentin Dupieux) – 4.5
The Lighthouse (Robert Eggers) – 4.4
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Celine Sciamma) – 4.4
Frankie (Ira Sachs) – 4.3
Sorry We Missed You (Ken Loach) – 4.3
The Wild Goose Lake (Diao Yinan) – 4.3
Wasp Network (Olivier Assayas) – 4.2
The Twentieth Century (Matthew Rankin) – 4.1
Un Film Dramatique (Eric Baudelaire) – 4.1
Endless Night (Eloy Enciso) – 4.0
Wet Season (Anthony Chen) – 3.9

 

Tier 6 [C-]
Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) – 3.7
The Climb (Michael Angelo Covino) – 3.0

 

Tier 7 [D+]
Blood Quantum (Jeff Barnaby) – 2.9

 

Shorts [Alphabetical]
Amusement Ride (Tomonari Nishikawa)
Austrian Pavillion (Philipp Fleischmann)
Billy (Zachary Epcar)
The Bite (Pedro Neves Marques)
Black Sun (Maureen Fazendeiro)
Book of Hours (Annie MacDonell)
Cézanne (Luke Fowler)
Circumplector (Gastón Solnicki)
Heavy Metal Detox (Josef Dabernig)
Hrvoji, Look at You From the Tower (Ryan Ferko)
Remembrance: A Portrait Study (Edward Owens)
Second Generation (Miryam Charles)
Slow Volumes (Mike Gibisser)
Sun Rave (Roy Samaha)
This Action Lies (James N. Kienitz Wilkins)
A Topography of Memory (Burak Çevik)
(tourism studies) (Joshua Gen Solondz)
Transcript (Erica Sheu)
2minutes40seconds (Han Ok-hee)
2008 (Blake Williams)
Vever (for Barbara) (Deborah Stratman)
We Still Have to Close Our Eyes (John Torres)
Who is Afraid of Ideology? Part 2 (Marwa Arsanios)

is for Public
 

September 5
9:00AM – A Girl Missing (Koji Fukada) / Scotiabank 14
11:45AM – Saturday Fiction (Lou Ye) / Scotiabank 13
3:00PM – The Truth (Hirokazu Kore-eda) / Scotiabank 1
5:00PM – Synonyms (Nadav Lapid) / Scotiabank 11
9:30PM – Those That, at a Distance, Resemble Another (Jessica Sarah Rinland) / Lightbox 4
               – preceded by Heavy Metal Detox (Josef Dabernig)
 

September 6
9:30AM – Blood Quantum (Jeff Barnaby) / Lightbox 2
11:45AM – Proxima (Alice Winocour) / Scotiabank 1
4:45PM – Three Summers (Sandra Kogut) / Scotiabank 8
7:00PM – Wavelengths 1: WLS19 / Lightbox 3
               – Austrian Pavillion (Philipp Fleischmann)
               – SaF05 (Charlotte Prodger)
               – Slow Volumes (Mike Gibisser)
               – The Bite (Pedro Neves Marques)
9:30PM – Vitalina Varela (Pedro Costa) / Lightbox 3
 

September 7
9:15AM – Cunningham (Alla Kovgan) / Scotiabank 4
12:15PM – Wet Season (Anthony Chen) / Scotiabank 9
3:00PM – White Lie (Calvin Thomas & Yonah Lewis) / Lightbox 1
6:30PM – Wavelengths 2: Sun Rave / Lightbox 3
               – 2008 (Blake Williams)
               – Amusement Ride (Tomonari Nishikawa)
               – Black Sun (Maureen Fazendeiro)
               – A Topography of Memory (Burak Çevik)
               – Sun Rave (Roy Samaha)
               – (tourism studies) (Joshua Gen Solondz)
 

September 8
11:15AM – Martin Eden (Pietro Marcello) / Scotiabank 9
4:30PM – Letter to the Editor (Alan Berliner) / Scotiabank 4 W/O
7:00PM – Seven Years in May (Affonso Uchôa) / Scotiabank 5
               – followed by My Skin, Luminous (Gabino Rodríguez & Nicolas Pereda)
9:30PM – Wavelengths 3: Look Around / Lightbox 3
               – 2minutes40seconds (1975, Han Ok-hee)
               – Hrvoji, Look at You From the Tower (Ryan Ferko)
               – Circumplector (Gastón Solnicki)
               – Cézanne (Luke Fowler)
               – Second Generation (Miryam Charles)
               – Transcript (Erica Sheu)
               – Who is Afraid of Ideology? Part 2 (Marwa Arsanios)
 

September 9
8:45AM – The Moneychanger (Federico Veiroj) / Scotiabank 7
11:30AM – Knives Out (Rian Johnson) / Scotiabank 1 + 3
3:15PM – Endless Night (Eloy Enciso) / Jackman Hall
6:45PM – Wavelengths 4: Lives of Performers / Lightbox 3
               – Billy (Zachary Epcar)
               – Remembrance: A Portrait Study (1967, Edward Owens)
               – Vever (for Barbara) (Deborah Stratman)
               – Book of Hours (Annie MacDonell)
               – We Still Have to Close Our Eyes (John Torres)
               – This Action Lies (James N. Kienitz Wilkins)
 

September 10
9:15AM – Uncut Gems (Josh & Benny Safdie) / Lightbox 1
12:15PM – The Laundromat (Stephen Soderbergh) / Lightbox 1
4:00PM – Sound of Metal (Darius Marder) / Scotiabank 12 W/O
6:00PM – Wasp Network (Olivia Assayas) / Scotiabank 1
9:15PM – +Liberté (Albert Serra) / Lightbox 4
 

September 11
9:00AM – Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach) / Lightbox 1
12:00PM – Ema (Pablo Larraín) / Scotiabank 4
2:45PM – To the Ends of the Earth (Kiyoshi Kurosawa) / Lightbox 1
5:45PM – Atlantis (Valentyn Vasyanovych) / Scotiabank 7
 

September 12
10:00AM – About Endlessness (Roy Andersson) / Scotiabank 14
12:15PM – Collective (Alexander Nanau) / Scotiabank 10
8:15PM – The Cave (Feras Fayyad) / Scotiabank 7
 

September 13
3:30PM – +I Was at Home, But… (Angela Schanelec) / Jackman Hall
6:15PM – Rocks (Sarah Gavron) / Lightbox 1
 

September 14
9:15AM – Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) / Scotiabank 1
12:00PM – My Zoe (Julie Delpy) / Lightbox 1
7:00PM – Anne at 13,000 Feet. (Kazik Radwanski) / Lightbox 2
 

September 15
9:45AM – The Vast of Night (Andrew Patterson) / Lightbox 3
12:45PM – Heimat is a Space in Time (Thomas Heise)  / Jackman Hall
5:30PM – State Funeral (Sergei Loznitsa) / Jackman Hall

 

Films I have already seen:
Atlantics (Mati Diop)
Bacurau (Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles)
Beanpole (Kantemir Balagov)
The Climb (Michael Angelo Covino)
Deerskin (Quentin Dupieux)
Dogs Don’t Wear Pants (Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää)
Frankie (Ira Sachs)
Fire Will Come (Oliver Laxe)
First Love (Takashi Miike)
A Hidden Life (Terrence Malick)
I Was at Home, But… (Angela Schanelec)
The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão (Karim Aïnouz)
It Must Be Heaven (Elia Suleiman)
Krabi, 2562 (Ben Rivers & Anocha Suwichakornpong)
Les Misérables (Ladj Ly)
Liberté (Albert Serra)
The Lighthouse (Robert Eggers)
143 Sahara Street (Hassen Ferhani)
Pain and Glory (Pedro Almodóvar)
Parasite (Bong Joon-ho)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Celine Sciamma)
Sibyl (Justine Triet)
Sorry We Missed You (Ken Loach)
The Traitor (Marco Bellocchio)
The Twentieth Century (Matthew Rankin)
Un Film Dramatique (Eric Baudelaire)
The Whistlers (Corneliu Porumboiu)
Varda by Agnès (Agnès Varda)
A White, White Day (Hlynur Pálmason)
The Wild Goose Lake (Diao Yinan)
Zombi Child (Bertrand Bonello)

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