2022 Film Log (New: Cannes Day 6)

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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 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 someone in the theatre distracted me with too much talking/popcorn eating/cellular telephone usage/etc.
– I don’t log W/Os.
– I do log short films (≤ 39min.), sans ratings, but only those viewed 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), or in 3D (regardless of format, as long as glasses are involved), or if it’s a first-time viewing of a film that was selected to screen (virtually or otherwise) in a credible film festival, or was made by a clearly reputable filmmaker (whose work, perhaps, has screened at a credible festival in the past. Or whatever, they’re legit just trust me). 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 log only short films proper (whatever that means, etc.), which by the way will predominantly be 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

+Red Rocket (2021, Sean Baker) – 7.1 [down from 7.4]

Soylent Green (1973, Richard Fleischer) – 4.9

Don’t Look Up (2021, Adam McKay) – 5.0

The Lost Daughter (2021, Maggie Gyllenhaal) – 5.5

The Killing of Two Lovers (2020, Robert Machoian) – 6.3

Missing (2021, Allison Chhorn)

The Last Duel (2021, Ridley Scott) – 4.5

My Two Voices (2022, Lina Rodriguez) – 3.8

Answering the Sun (2022, Rainer Kohlberger) – 5.6

Pleasure (2021, Ninja Thyberg) – 4.6

Belle (2021, Mamoru Hosoda) – 5.9

The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021, Joel Coen) – 4.1

Enemies of the State (2020, Sonia Kennebeck) – 5.3

Who’s Stopping Us (2021, Jonás Trueba) – 6.9

Happening (2021, Audrey Diwan) – 5.2

Riotsville, USA (2022, Sierra Pettengill) – 5.5

Call Jane (2022, Phyllis Nagy) – 4.8

The Beatles: Get Back (2021, Peter Jackson) – 6.7

Summering (2022, James Ponsoldt) – 5.1

Sharp Stick (2022, Lena Dunham) – 5.7

Cha Cha Real Smooth (2022, Cooper Raiff) – 5.5

Resurrection (2022, Andrew Semans) – 5.4

Dos Estaciones (2022, Juan Pablo González) – 6.0

blood (2022, Bradley Rust Gray) – 5.0

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (2022, Sophie Hyde) – 5.4

Glass Life [Single Channel] (2021, Sara Cwynar)

Wasteland No. 3: Moons, Sons (2021, Jodie Mack)

Impersonator (2021, Andrew Norman Wilson)

A Human Certainty (2021, Morgan Quaintance)

Glazing (2022, Lilli Carré)

Bogwaters (2022, Michiel van Bakel)

The Ocean Analog (2022, Luis Macías)

Isn’t It a Beautiful World (2020, Joseph Wilson)

Ikebana (2021, Rita Ferrando)

Tomorrow Is a Water Palace (2022, Juanita Onzaga)

Punctured Sky (2021, Jon Rafman)

Nazarbazi (2022, Maryam Tafakory)

Becoming Male in the Middle Ages (2022, Pedro Neves Marques)

Fireflies (2021, Pauline Curnier Jardin & Feel Good Cooperative)

Skin to Skin (2021, Mel Arranz)

The Worm (2021, Ed Atkins)

Double Wow [3D] (2021, Ken Jacobs) – 5.7

Sonata for Smoke (2021, Samson Young)

Golden Jubilee (2021, Suneil Sanzgiri)

EAMI (2022, Paz Encina) – 4.7

OUTHERE (for Lee Lozano) (2021, Maïder Fortuné & Annie MacDonell)

Shunyata (2021, Lichun Tseng & Robert Kroos)

Kinorama – Beyond the Walls of the Real [3D] (2021, Edgar Pêra) – 5.6

Fingerpicking (2021, Riccardo Giacconi)

Nosferasta: First Bite (2021, Bayley Sweitzer & Adam Khalil)

Constant (2022, Sasha Litvintseva & Beny Wagner)

Chants from a Holy Book (2022, Cesar Gananian & Cassiana Der Haroutiour)

Dawn (2021, Leonor Noivo)

urban solutions (2022, Arne Hector, Vinícius Lopes, Luciana Mazeto, & Minze Tummescheit)

Tugging Diary (2021, Yan Wai Yin)

The Reflection of the Man (2022, Martine Stig)

Places We’ll Breathe (2022, Davor Sanvincenti)

Songs for Dying (2022, Korakrit Arunanondchai)

Met Mes (2022, Sam de Jong) – 6.5

Songs for Living (2022, Korakrit Arunanondchai & Alex Gvojic)

The Making of Crime Scenes (2022, Hsu Che-yu)

The Name of Things (2022, Diego Escobar) – 3.3

Aromana (2021, Vukan Žarković)

yet another leap year (2022, Sara Rajaei)

The Price for Fire (2021, Rossella Nisio)

When We Were Monsters (2020, James Richards & Steve Reinke)

Heat Waves (2021, Kent Chan)

A Sod State (2022, Eoghan Ryan)

EKOBIO (2022, Elkin Calderón Guevara & Diego Piñeros García)

The Plains (2022, David Easteal) – 7.5

The African Desperate (2022, Martine Syms) – 6.6

 

February

The Civil Dead (2022, Clay Tatum) – 6.3

The Child (2022, Marguerite de Hillerin & Félix Dutilloy-Liégeois) – 4.6

Footnote (2022, Zhengfan Yang) – 5.5

Third Grade (2021, Jacques Doillon) – 6.1

Jackass Forever (2022, Jeff Tremaine) DP – 5.3

West Side Story (2021, Steven Spielberg) DP – 4.7

The Dream and the Radio (2022, Renaud Després-Larose & Ana Tapia Rousiouk) – 7.0

Geographies of Solitude (2022, Jacquelyn Mills) – 5.0

Super Natural (2022, Jorge Jácome) Berlinale, DP – 3.8

Nobody’s Hero (2022, Alain Guiraudie) Berlinale, DP – 5.9

Rimini (2022, Ulrich Seidl) Berlinale, DP – 4.4

Flux Gourmet (2022, Peter Strickland) Berlinale, DP – 4.8

Coma (2022, Bertrand Bonello) Berlinale, DP – 7.2

Jet Lag (2022, Zheng Lu Xinyuan) Berlinale, DP – 3.9

Robe of Gems (2022, Natalia López Gallardo) Berlinale, DP – 4.3

Both Sides of the Blade (2022, Claire Denis) Berlinale, DP – 5.6

The United States of America (2022, James Benning) Berlinale, DP – 6.5

The Kegelstatt Trio (2022, Rita Azevedo Gomes) Berlinale, DP – 5.1

The Line (2022, Ursula Meier) Berlinale, DP – 4.4

Happer’s Comet (2022, Tyler Taormina) Berlinale, DP – 5.5

The Middle Ages (2022, Alejo Moguillansky & Luciana Acuña) Berlinale, DP – 6.7

This House (2022, Miryam Charles) Berlinale, DP – 5.2

The Passengers of the Night (2022, Mikhaël Hers) Berlinale, DP – 5.4

That Kind of Summer (2022, Denis Côté) Berlinale, DP – 6.4

Dry Ground Burning (2022, Adirley Queirós & Joana Pimenta) Berlinale, DP – 6.6

Queens of the Qing Dynasty (2022, Ashley McKenzie) Berlinale, DP – Inc. [Missed first 15 min. due to delayed COVID test results]

Small, Slow but Steady (2022, Shô Miyake) Berlinale, DP – 5.2

Striking Land (2022, Raul Domingues) Berlinale, DP – 6.0

The Sower of Stars (2022, Lois Patiño)

Camouflage (2022, Jonathan Perel) Berlinale, DP – 5.5

Unrest (2022, Cyril Schäublin) Berlinale, DP – 4.9

Nuclear Family (2021, Erin & Travis Wilkerson) Berlinale, DP – 2.9

The Veteran (2022, Jerónimo Rodríguez) Berlinale, DP – 3.6

Brother in Every Inch (2022, Alexander Zolotukhin) Berlinale, DP – 4.7

Afterwater (2022, Dane Komljen) Berlinale, DP – 6.7

The Novelist’s Film (2022, Hong Sang-soo) Berlinale, DP – 6.8

A Little Love Package (2022, Gastón Solnicki) Berlinale, DP – 5.7

Gazing… Unseeing (2022, Mohamed Abdelkarim) Berlinale, DP

Surface Rites (2022, Parastoo & Faraz Anoushahpour, & Ryan Ferko) Berlinale, DP

Sun Under Ground (2022, Mareike Bernien & Alex Gerbaulet) Berlinale, DP

A Flower in the Mouth (2022, Éric Baudelaire) – 5.3

Mutzenbacher (2022, Ruth Beckermann) Berlinale, DP – 5.5

Rewind & Play (2022, Alain Gomis) Berlinale, DP – 6.7

See You Friday, Robinson (2022, Mitra Farahani) Berlinale, DP – 5.6

partial differential equation (2020, Kevin Jerome Everson)

Kicking the Clouds (2022, Sky Hopinka)

2020 (2021, Friedl vom Gröller Kubelka)

The Newest Olds (2022, Pablo Mazzolo)

What Distinguishes the Past (2020, Ben Russell)

MERAPI (2021, Malena Szlam)

Sea Series 23 (2022, John Price)

Zero Length Spring (2021, Ross Meckfessel)

Kimi (2022, Steven Soderbergh) – 5.9

a so-called archive (2020, Onyeka Igwe)

Fire Emergencies (2022, Kevin Jerome Everson)

vs (2022, Lydia Nsiah)

Agrilogistics (2022, Gerard Ortín Castellví)

+Queens of the Qing Dynasty (2022, Ashley McKenzie) – 6.9 [up from ~6.1]

 

March

Dragon Tooth (2022, Rafael Castanheira Parrode)

My Home (2022, Azar Saiyar)

Moune Ô (2022, Maxime Jean-Baptiste)

Instant Life (2022, Anja Dornieden, Juan David González Monroy, & Andrew Kim)

Mr. Landsbergis (2021, Sergei Loznitsa) Cinéma du réel, DP – 6.1

Man’s Favorite Sport? (1964, Howard Hawks) 35mm – 6.2

Lago Gatún (2021, Kevin Jerome Everson) Cinéma du réel, DP – 5.7

Hors-titre (2021, Wiame Haddad) Cinéma du réel, DP

Intermède (2022, Maria Kourkouta) Cinéma du réel, DP

7h15 – Blackbird (2021, Judith Auffray) Cinéma du réel, DP

Everything Near Becomes Distant (2021, Yunyi Zhu) Cinéma du réel, DP

Language of Birds (2022, Erik Bullot) Cinéma du réel, DP – 3.6

Anyox (2022, Ryan Ermacora & Jessica Johnson) Cinéma du réel, DP – 4.0

We, Students! (2022, Rafiki Fariala) Cinéma du réel, DP – 5.5

The Tomb of Kafka (2022, Jean-Claude Rousseau) Cinéma du réel, DP

When There Is No More Music to Write, and Other Roman Stories (2022, Éric Baudelaire) Cinéma du réel, DP – 3.9

Deep Water (2022, Adrian Lyne) – 4.9

Navalny (2022, Daniel Roher) – 5.1

Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood (2022, Richard Linklater) DP – 6.8

 

April

Catwoman vs. The White House (2022, Scott Calonico) Hot Docs, DP

+Rewind & Play (2022, Alain Gomis) Hot Docs, DP – 6.7 [same]

 

May

Fire of Love (2022, Sara Dosa) – 4.8

Her Scents of Pu Er (2022, Anna-Claria Ostasenko Bogdanoff) Hot Docs, DP

Terra Femme (2021, Courtney Stephens) Hot Docs, DP – 5.4

2nd Chance (2022, Ramin Bahrani) – 5.2

I Didn’t See You There (2022, Reid Davenport) – 6.1

Call of the Wild [Anaglyph 3D] (2009, Richard Gabai) – 2.3

Concrete Valley (2022, Antoine Bourges) – Inc. [Rough cut]

+Treasure of the Four Crowns [3D] (1983, Ferdinando Baldi) – 7.4 [up from 7.1]

Final Cut (2022, Michel Hazanavicius) Cannes, DP – 4.2

Exterior Night (2022, Marco Bellocchio) Cannes, DP – 4.9

Tchaïkovsky’s Wife (2022, Kirill Serebrennikov) Cannes, DP – 4.7

Scarlet (2022, Pietro Marcello) Cannes, DP – 5.6

The Eight Mountains (2022, Charlotte Vandermeersch & Felix van Groeningen) Cannes, DP – 4.9

God’s Creatures (2022, Saela Davis & Anna Rose Holmer) Cannes, DP – 3.7

Rodeo (2022, Lola Quivoron) Cannes, DP – 5.1

Armageddon Time (2022, James Gray) Cannes, DP – 5.9

Eo (2022, Jerzy Skolimowski) Cannes, DP – 7.8

One Fine Morning (2022, Mia Hansen-Løve) Cannes, DP – 6.2

Corsage (2022, Marie Kreutzer) Cannes, DP – 5.0

Enys Men (2022, Mark Jenkin) Cannes, DP – 5.4

Brother and Sister (2022, Arnaud Desplechin) Cannes, DP – 5.8

Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022, George Miller) Cannes, DP – 5.4

Pamfir (2022, Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk) Cannes, DP – 5.3

Triangle of Sadness (2022, Ruben Östlund) Cannes, DP – 6.1

Diary of a Fleeting Affair (2022, Emmanuel Mouret) Cannes, DP – 5.0

R.M.N. (2022, Cristian Mungiu) Cannes, DP – 5.7

Aftersun (2022, Charlotte Wells) Cannes, DP

Magdala (2022, Damien Manivel) Cannes, DP

Holy Spider (2022, Ali Abbasi) Cannes, DP

Don Juan (2022, Serge Bozon) Cannes, DP

Sick of Myself (2022, Kristoffer Borgli) Cannes, DP