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. ★ (Johann Lurf)
  7. Faces Places (Agnès Varda & JR)
  8. The Wandering Soap Opera (Raúl Ruiz & Valeria Sarmiento)
  9. Once There Was Brasilia (Adirley Queirós)
  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
  • 3/4 (Ilian Metev) – 6.3
  • Life and Nothing More (Antonio Méndez Esparza) – 6.3
  • Lover for a Day (Philippe Garrel) – 6.3
  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (Noah Baumbach) – 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
  • Drift (Helena Wittmann) – 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
  • The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) – 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
  • Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno (Abdellatif Kechiche) – 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

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 made this film.
○ - I am seriously considering making an attempt to see this film.
⌛️ - This film is over 150 minutes long.
👓 - This film will be presented with a three-dimensional picture.
🍁 - This film is significantly 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 2017.)
*N* - This film is with Netflix (or other VOD-only platform), so may not receive a theatrical run.
16mm, 35mm, 70mm - It'll be screened from a film print.

Colour coding:
NYFF - Main Selection only, sans Opening, Closing, and Centerpiece films
SUNDANCE - "Your Name" here
BERLINALE - 🌊 🌛 🚶
CANNES - New and selected
LOCARNO - Films of the present
VENICE - Zama llama ding dong
NOTABLES - Films that got good notices from another major festival (e.g. Rotterdam, BAFICI, SxSW, Tribeca, etc.), or that pique my curiosity 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)

(RIP Vanguard [last year: 13], City to City [last year: 8], and Wavelengths Installations [last year: 4])


Special Presentations (66; last year: 69)
Battle of the Sexes (Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton) ®
BPM (Beats Per Minute) (Robin Campillo) ®
The Brawler (Anurag Kashyap)
The Breadwinner (Nora Twomey) ®
Call Me By Your Name (Luca Guadagnino) ®
Catch the Wind (Gaël Morel)
The Captain (Robert Schwentke)
The Children Act (Richard Eyre)
The Conformist (Cai Shangjun)
The Cured (David Freyne)
The Current War (Alfonso Gomez-Rejon) ®
Disobedience (Sebastián Lelio)
Downsizing (Alexander Payne) ®
The Escape (Dominic Savage)
Eye on Juliet (Kim Nguyen) 🍁 ®
A Fantastic Woman (Sebastián Lelio) ®
First They Killed My Father (Angelina Jolie) *N*
The Florida Project (Sean Baker) ®
Foxtrot (Samuel Maoz)
The Guardians (Xavier Beauvois) ○
Hostiles (Scott Cooper)
The Hungry (Bornila Chatterjee)
I Love You, Daddy (Louis C.K.)
I, Tonya (Craig Gillespie) ® ®
In the Fade (Fatih Akin) ®
Journey’s End (Saul Dibb)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos) ®
Kodachrome (Mark Raso)
Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig) ®
Lean On Pete (Andrew Haigh) ®
Loving Pablo (Fernando León de Aranoa)
Making of Michael Jackson’s Thriller (Jerry Kramer)
     - followed by Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D (John Landis) 👓 ○
Manhunt (John Woo)
Mark Felt – The Man Who Brought Down the White House (Peter Landesman) ®
Marrowbone (Sergio G. Sánchez)
Molly’s Game (Aaron Sorkin) ®
mother! (Darren Aronofsky) ®
The Motive (Manuel Martín Cuenca)
Novitiate (Maggie Betts) ®
Number One (Tonie Marshall)
Omerta (Hansal Mehta)
On Chesil Beach (Dominic Cooke)
Outside In (Lynn Shelton)
Papillon (Michael Noer)
Plonger (Mélanie Laurent)
The Price of Success (Teddy Lussi-Modeste)
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (Angela Robinson) ®
Racer and the Jailbird (Michaël R. Roskam) ® ®
Radiance (Naomi Kawase)
Redoubtable (Michel Hazanavicius) ®
The Rider (Chloé Zhao) ®
Roman J. Israel, Esq. (Dan Gilroy) ®
A Season in France (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)
The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro) ®
Sheikh Jackson (Amr Salama)
The Square (Ruben Östlund) ®
Submergence (Wim Wenders) ®
Suburbicon (George Clooney) ®
Thelma (Joachim Trier) ®
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh) ®
Three Peaks (Jan Zabeil)
Unicorn Store (Brie Larson)
Victoria and Abdul (Stephen Frears) ®
Who We Are Now (Matthew Newton)
You Disappear (Peter Schønau Fog)
Youth (Feng Xiaogang) ○



Contemporary World Cinema (48; last year: 35)
A Ciambra (Jonas Carpignano) ®
A Sort of Family (Diego Lerman)
Alanis (Anahí Berneri)
Ana, mon amour (Călin Peter Netzer)
Angels Wear White (Vivian Qu)
April’s Daughter (Michel Franco)
Arrhythmia (Boris Khlebnikov)
Beyond Words (Urszula Antoniak)
The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales (Benjamin Renner & Patrick Imbert) ®
Birds Without Names (Kazuya Shiraishi)
Black Kite (Tarique Qayumi) 🍁
Breath (Simon Baker, Australia)
Dark is the Night (Adolfo Alix Jr.)
Directions (Stephan Komandarev)
Disappearance (Boudewijn Koole)
Don’t Talk to Irene (Pat Mills) 🍁
Euthanizer (Teemu Nikki)
Félicité (Alain Gomis) ®
Good Favour (Rebecca Daly)
Hannah (Andrea Pallaoro)
The Insult (Ziad Doueiri)
Insyriated (Philippe Van Leeuw)
The Journey (Mohamed Jabarah Al-daradji)
Les Affamés (Robin Aubert) 🍁
Life and nothing more (Antonio Méndez Esparza)
The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches (Simon Lavoie) 🍁 ○
The Lodgers (Brian O’Malley)
Longing (Savi Gabizon)
Looking for Oum Kulthum (Shirin Neshat)
Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (Mouly Surya)
Meditation Park (Mina Shum) 🍁
Miami (Zaida Bergroth)
Motorrad (Vicente Amorim)
Nina (Juraj Lehotský)
The Number (Khalo Matabane)
On Body and Soul (Ildikó Enyedi)
Porcupine Lake (Ingrid Veninger) 🍁
Public Schooled (Kyle Rideout) 🍁
Pyewacket (Adam MacDonald) 🍁
The Royal Hibiscus Hotel (Ishaya Bako)
Samui Song (Pen-ek Ratanaruang)
Sergio & Sergei (Ernesto Daranas Serrano)
The Summit (Santiago Mitre)
Tulipani, Love, Honour and a Bicycle (Mike van Diem)
Under the Tree (Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson)
Veronica (Paco Plaza)
Wajib (Annemarie Jacir)
Western (Valeska Grisebach) ®



Discovery (45; last year: 35)
All You Can Eat Buddha (Ian Lagarde) 🍁
Apostasy (Daniel Kokotajlo)
Ava (Sadaf Foroughi) 🍁
Black Cop (Cory Bowles) 🍁
The Butterfly Tree (Priscilla Cameron)
Cardinals (Grayson Moore & Aidan Shipley) 🍁
Disappearance (Ali Asgari)
A Fish Out Of Water (Lai Kuo-An)
Five Fingers For Marseilles (Michael Matthews)
The Future Ahead (Constanza Novick)
The Garden (Sonja Maria Kröner)
The Great Buddha+ (Huang Hsin-Yao)
Gutland (Govinda Van Maele)
High Fantasy (Jenna Bass)
Human Traces (Nic Gorman)
I Am Not a Witch (Rungano Nyoni)
I Kill Giants (Anders Walter)
Indian Horse (Stephen Campanelli) 🍁
Killing Jesus (Laura Mora)
Kissing Candice (Aoife McArdle)
The Lady From Holland (Marleen Jonkman)
Luk’Luk’I (Wayne Wapeemukwa) 🍁
Mary Goes Round (Molly McGlynn) 🍁
Miracle (Egle Vertelyte)
Montana (Limor Shmila)
Never Steady, Never Still (Kathleen Hepburn) 🍁
1% (Stephen McCallum)
Oblivion Verses (Alireza Khatami)
Oh Lucy! (Atsuko Hirayanagi)
The Poet and the Boy (Kim Yang-hee)
Princesita (Marialy Rivas) ○
Ravens (Jens Assur)
Scaffolding (Matan Yair)
Shuttle Life (Tan Seng Kiat) ○
Simulation (Abed Abest)
Soldiers. Story from Ferentari (Ivana Mladenovic)
Suleiman Mountain (Elizaveta Stishova)
The Swan (Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir)
3/4 (Ilian Metev)
Tigre (Silvina Schnicer & Ulises Porra Guardiola) ○
Valley of Shadows (Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen)
Village Rockstars (Rima Das)
Waru (Briar Grace-Smith, Ainsley Gardiner, Renae Maihi, Casey Kaa, Awanui Simich-Pene, Chelsea Cohen, Katie Wolfe, & Paula Jones)
Winter Brothers (Hlynur Pálmason)
A Worthy Companion (Carlos Sanchez & Jason Sanchez) 🍁



TIFF Docs (26; last year: 37)
Azmaish: A Journey through the Subcontinent (Sabiha Sumar)
Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (Sara Driver)
The Carter Effect (Sean Menard) 🍁
The China Hustle (Jed Rothstein)
Cocaine Prison (Violeta Ayala)
Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars (Lili Fini Zanuck) ®
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (Frederick Wiseman) ⌛️ ○
The Final Year (Greg Barker)
The Gospel According to André (Kate Novack)
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (Sophie Fiennes)
Jim & Andy: the Great Beyond – the story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman featuring a very special, contractually obligated mention of Tony Clifton (Chris Smith)
Jane (Brett Morgen)
The Judge (Erika Cohn)
The Legend of the Ugly King (Hüseyin Tabak) ○
Living Proof (Matt Embry) 🍁
Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle (Gustavo Salmerón)
Love Means Zero (Jason Kohn)
Makala (Emmanuel Gras)
One of Us (Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady)
The Other Side of Everything (Mila Turajlic)
Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me (Sam Pollard)
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (Matt Tyrnauer)
Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart (Tracy Heather Strain)
Silas (Anjali Nayar & Hawa Essuman) 🍁
Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (Morgan Spurlock)
There is a House Here (Alan Zweig) 🍁



Gala Presentations (20; last year: 20)
Borg/McEnroe (Janus Metz) ®
Breathe (Andy Serkis) ®
C’est la vie! (Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano)
Chappaquiddick (John Curran)
Darkest Hour (Joe Wright) ®
55 Steps (Bille August)
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (Paul McGuigan) ®
Hochelaga, Terre des Âmes (François Girard) 🍁
Kings (Deniz Gamze Ergüven) ®
The Leisure Seeker (Paolo Virzì) ®
Long Time Running (Jennifer Baichwal & Nicholas de Pencier) 🍁 ® ®
Mary Shelley (Haifaa Al Mansour) ®
The Mountain Between Us (Hany Abu-Assad) ®
Mudbound (Dee Rees) *N*
My Days of Mercy (Tali Shalom-Ezer)
Stronger (David Gordon Green) ®
Three Christs (Jon Avnet)
The Upside (Neil Burger) ®
The Wife (Björn Runge)
Woman Walks Ahead (Susanna White) ®



Wavelengths (16; last year: 22, including shorts programs and installations)
Beyond the One (Anna Marziano)
     - preceded by Strangely Ordinary This Devotion (Dani Leventhal & Sheilah Wilson) ★
Caniba (Véréna Paravel & Lucien Castaing-Taylor)
Cocote (Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias)
Dragonfly Eyes (Xu Bing)
Good Luck (Ben Russell)
Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Bruno Dumont)
Le fort des fous (Narimane Mari)
Mrs. Fang (Wang Bing)
Occidental (Neïl Beloufa)
The Nothing Factory (Pedro Pinho) ⌛️ ★
PROTOTYPE (Blake Williams) 🍁 👓 ☀︎
     - preceded by Florence (1970, Erkki Kurenniemi) ○
A Skin So Soft (Denis Côté) 🍁 ★
     - preceded by Scaffold (Kazik Radwanski) 🍁 ★

Wavelengths 1: Appetite for Destruction
     - Onward Lossless Follows (Michael Robinson) ○
     - some cities (Francesco Gagliardi) 🍁 16mm
     - The Watchmen (Fern Silva) 35mm
     - Wasteland No.1 – Ardent, Verdant (Jodie Mack) 16mm
     - Fantasy Sentences (Dane Komljen)
     - Dislocation Blues (Sky Hopinka) ○

Wavelengths 2: Fluid Frontiers
     - Pixillation (1976, Anne Charlotte Robertson) ○
     - Ticino (Friedl vom Gröller) 16mm
     - Brown And Clear (Kevin Jerome Everson) ○
     - Turtles Are Always Home (Rawane Nassif) 🍁 ○
     - Configuration in Black and White (Helga Fanderl) 16mm
     - Fire (Lucy Parker) 16mm
     - From Source to Poem (Rosa Barba) 35mm
     - Fluid Frontiers (Ephraim Asili) ○

Wavelengths 3: Figures in the Landscape
     - Mr. Yellow Sweatshirt (Pacho Velez & Yoni Brook) ○
     - Yeti (Wojciech Bąkowski) ○
     - (100ft) (Minjung Kim) 16mm
     - 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) ○

Wavelengths 4: As Above, So Below
     - La Libertad (Laura Huertas Millán) ○
     - Palmerston Blvd. (Dan Browne) 🍁 ○
     - below-above (André Lehmann) 16mm
     - Aliens (Luis López Carrasco)



Platform (12; last year: 12)
Beast (Michael Pearce)
Brad’s Status (Mike White) ®
Custody (Xavier Legrand)
Dark River (Clio Barnard)
The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) ®
Euphoria (Lisa Langseth) ○
If You Saw His Heart (Joan Chemla)
Mademoiselle Paradis (Barbara Albert)
Razzia (Nabil Ayouch)
The Seen and Unseen (Kamila Andini)
Sweet Country (Warwick Thornton)
What Will People Say (Iram Haq)



Masters (11; last year: 24)
The Day After (Hong Sangsoo)
Faces Places (Agnès Varda & JR) ®
First Reformed (Paul Schrader)
Happy End (Michael Haneke) ®
The House by the Sea (Robert Guédiguian)
Loveless (Andrey Zvyagintsev) ®
The Other Side of Hope (Aki Kaurismäki) ®
Our People Will Be Healed (Alanis Obomsawin) 🍁
Rainbow – A Private Affair (Paolo & Vittorio Taviani)
The Third Murder (Hirokazu Kore-eda)
Zama (Lucrecia Martel)



Midnight Madness (10; last year: 10)
Bodied (Joseph Kahn) ○
Brawl in Cell Block 99 (S. Craig Zahler) ®
The Crescent (Seth A. Smith) 🍁
The Disaster Artist (James Franco) ®
Downrange (Ryûhei Kitamura)
Let the Corpses Tan (Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani)
Mom and Dad (Brian Taylor)
  – preceded by Great Choice (Robin Comisar)
Revenge (Coralie Fargeat)
The Ritual (David Bruckner)
Vampire Clay (Sôichi Umezawa)



Primetime (5; last year: 5)
Alias Grace [2 episodes] (Mary Harron) 🍁
Dark Germany [2 episodes] (Baran bo Odar)
The Deuce [2 episodes] (Michelle MacLaren & Ernest Dickerson)
The Girlfriend Experience Season 2 [4 episodes] (Amy Seimetz & Lodge Kerrigan)
Under Pressure [2 episodes] (Andrucha Waddington & Mini Kerti)



Special Events (5; last year: N/A)
Gaga: Five Foot Two (Chris Moukarbel) *N*
On My Way Out: The Secret Life of Nani and Popi (Brandon Gross & Skyler Gross) 🍁
Pahuna: The Little Visitors (Paakhi A. Tyrewala)
Struggling (1932, Shi Dongshan) ○
Wolf Guy (1975, Kazuhiko Yamaguchi)



TIFF Cinematheque (4; last year: 11)
I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987, Patricia Rozema) 🍁
Picture of Light (1994, Peter Mettler) 🍁 ●
Rude (1995, Clement Virgo) 🍁
North of Superior (1971, Graeme Ferguson) 🍁 70mm



TIFF Kids (0; last year: 4)
[The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales (Benjamin Renner & Patrick Imbert)] (part of Contemporary World Cinema)
[The Breadwinner (Nora Twomey)] (part of Special Presentations)
[I Kill Giants (Anders Walter)] (part of Discovery)



Short Cuts [Both “Canada” and “International”]
Go to the festival website if you want to know what’s playing in this section.



August 2
9:00 PM – Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939, Jacques Tourneur), GranRex / 35mm

11:00 PM – Doctors Don’t Tell (1941, Jacques Tourneur), GranRex / 35mm

August 3
2:00 PM – A Skin So Soft (Denis Côté), Teatro Kursaal [Press]
5:00 PM – PROTOTYPE (Blake Williams), PalaCinema 2 / 3D
     - preceded by Scaffold (Kazik Radwanski)
9:30 PM – Cocote (Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias), Teatro Kursaal
11:30 PM – Let the Corpses Tan (Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani), PalaCinema 1 [Press]

August 4
9:00 AM – The Flame and the Arrow (1950, Jacques Tourneur), GranRex / 35mm
11:00 AM – Phantom Raiders (1940, Jacques Tourneur), GranRex / 16mm
2:30 PM – All for a Rose (Marco Bellocchio), PalaCinema 1
4:00 PM – Milla (Valerie Massadian), Teatro Kursaal [Press]
9:00 PM – Berlin Express (1948, Jacques Tourneur), GranRex / 35mm [Fell asleep]
11:00 PM – Days of Glory (1944, Jacques Tourneur), GranRex / 35mm

August 5
9:00 AM – Lucky (John Carroll Lynch), FEVI
2:00 PM – Madame Hyde (Serge Bozon), Teatro Kursaal [Press]
6:00 PM – 3/4 (Ilian Metev), Teatro Kursaal [Press]
7:45 PM – Way of a Gaucho (1952, Jacques Tourneur), GranRex / 35mm
9:30 PM – Once There Was Brasilia (Adirley Queirós), Teatro Kursaal

August 6
11:00 AM – Cat People (1942, Jacques Tourneur), GranRex / 35mm
2:00 PM – Meteors (Gürcan Keltek), L’altra Sala
4:30 PM – The First Lap (Kim Dae-hwan), Teatro Kursaal [Press]
6:30 PM – Circle of Danger (1951, Jacques Tourneur), GranRex / 35mm
9:00 PM – Wichita (1955, Jacques Tourneur), GranRex / 35mm
11:00 PM – Damned Summer (Pedro Cabeleira), PalaCinema 2

August 7
9:00 AM – The Rise and Fall of a Small Film Company (1986, Jean-Luc Godard), PalaCinema 1
11:30 AM – Fantasy Sentences (Dane Komljen), L’altra Sala
       - followed by Panoptic (Rana Eid) [Walked out]
3:30 PM – Le Fort des fous (Narimane Mari), Teatro Kursaal [Press]
7:00 PM – Great Day in the Morning (1956, Jacques Tourneur), GranRex / 35mm
9:30 PM – Aliens (Luis López Carrasco), Teatro Kursaal
       - followed by Surbiles (Giovanni Columbu) [Walked out]

August 8
8:30 AM – Good Luck (Ben Russell), Teatro Kursaal [Press]
1:30 PM – Mrs. Fang (Wang Bing), Teatro Kursaal [Press]
4:00 PM – Poison (1991, Todd Haynes), GranRex / 35mm
7:00 PM – Nightfall (1956, Jacques Tourneur), GranRex / 35mm

August 9
10:00 AM – Distant Constellation (Shevaun Mizrahi) [Digital Library]
2:00 PM – The Wandering Soap Opera (1990, Raúl Ruiz & Valeria Sarmiento), Teatro Kursaal [Press]
4:00 PM – The Lonely Voice of Man (1987, Alexander Sokurov), GranRex
6:30 PM – The Mount of Ants (Riccardo Palladino), PalaCinema 1
9:30 PM – Ouroboros (Basma Alsharif), Teatro Kursaal
11:00 PM – The Leopard Man (1943, Jacques Tourneur), GranRex / 35mm

August 10
9:00 AM – Dragonfly Eyes (Xu Bing), Teatro Kursaal [Press]
11:00 PM – Sweating the Small Stuff (Ninomiya Ryutaro), La Sala
7:00 PM – Farewell (Astrid Johanna Ofner), PalaCinema 1
9:00 PM – Arrière-saison + Si loin, si proche (Jean-Claude Rousseau), PalaVideo
11:30 PM – I Walked with a Zombie (1943, Jacques Tourneur), Piazza Grande / 35mm [Rained out :(…]

August 11
11:30 AM – Filmus (Clément Safra), L’altra Sala
       - preceded by Hello, Horse! (Laila Pakalniņa)
4:00 PM – Hallelujah the Hills (1963, Adolfas Mekas), GranRex / 35mm
7:00 PM – Canyon Passage (1946, Jacques Tourneur), GranRex / 16mm
9:00 PM – Stars in My Crown (1950, Jacques Tourneur), GranRex / 35mm



Sadly could not squeeze in
Appointment in Honduras (1953, Jacques Tourneur) / 35mm
Earth and Ashes (2004, Atiq Rahimi) / 35mm
El pisito (1959, Marco Ferreri & Isidoro M. Ferry) / 35mm
From the Cloud to the Resistance (1978, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet)
Frontier Rangers (1959, Jacques Tourneur), GranRex / 16mm

Good Manners (Juliana Rojas & Marco Dutra)
Plus Ultra (Helena Girón & Samuel M. Delgado)
Velvet Goldmine (1998, Todd Haynes) / 35mm



No subtitles
Les Filles de la concierge (1934, Jacques Tourneur) / 35mm
Pour être aimé (1933, Jacques Tourneur) / 35mm
36 Fillette (1988, Catherine Breillat) / 35mm
Toto (1933, Jacques Tourneur) / 35mm
Tout ça ne vaut pas l’amour (1931, Jacques Tourneur) / 35mm
Tres tristes tigres (1968, Raúl Ruiz)



Already seen it (New films only)
Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (Travis Wilkerson)
Frost (Sharunas Bartas)
Good Time (Ben Safdie & Joshua Safdie)
Person to Person (Dustin Guy Defa)
Strong Island (Yance Ford)
Wonderstruck (Todd Haynes)

Tier 0 (9.0+)
Twin Peaks [Parts 1 & 2] (David Lynch)

Tier 1 (8.0 – 8.9)
Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Bruno Dumont)

Tier 2 (7.0 – 7.9)
Faces Places (Agnès Varda & JR)
24 Frames (Abbas Kiarostami)

Tier 3 (6.0 – 6.9)
BPM (Beats Per Minute) (Robin Campillo)
Wonderstruck (Todd Haynes)
Good Time (Josh & Benny Safdie)
The Nothing Factory (Pedro Pinho)
Claire’s Camera (Hong Sang-soo)
Let the Sun Shine In (Claire Denis)
Before We Vanish (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
Lover for a Day (Philippe Garrel)
The Meyerowitz Stories (Noah Baumbach)
The Florida Project (Sean Baker)
The Rider (Chloé Zhao)
The Day After (Hong Sang-soo)
Western (Valeska Grisebach)
Gabriel and the Mountain (Fellipe Barbosa)
The Beguiled (Sofia Coppola)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos)

Tier 4 (5.0 – 5.9)
12 Days (Raymond Depardon)
Napalm (Claude Lanzmann)
I Am Not a Witch (Rungano Nyoniand)
Happy End (Michael Haneke)
Redoubtable (Michel Hazanavicius)
Makala (Emmanuel Gras)
Closeness (Kantemir Balagov)
You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay)
Ismaël’s Ghosts (Arnaud Desplechin)
Alive in France (Abel Ferrara)

Tier 5 (4.0 – 4.9)
Frost (Sharunas Bartas)
A Ciambra (Jonas Carpignano)
Barbara (Mathieu Amalric)
Radiance (Naomi Kawase)
Based On a True Story (Roman Polanski)
A Gentle Creature (Sergei Loznitsa)
The Square (Ruben Östlund)
Golden Years (André Téchiné)

Tier 6 (3.0 – 3.9)
Rodin (Jacques Doillon)
Loveless (Andrey Zvyagintsev)
In the Fade (Fatih Akin)

Tier 7 (2.0 – 2.9)
Jupiter’s Moon (Kornél Mundruczó)
Double Lover (François Ozon)

May 17
10:00 AM – Ismaël’s Ghosts (Arnaud Desplechin), Debussy
7:30 PM – Loveless (Andrey Zvyagintsev), Debussy

May 18
8:30 AM – Wonderstruck (Todd Haynes), Lumiere
11:00 AM – Western (Valeska Grisebach), Debussy
7:30 PM – Let the Sun Shine In (Claire Denis), Theatre Croisette

May 19
8:45 AM – Lover for a Day (Philippe Garrel), Theatre Croisette
11:00 AM – Faces Places (Agnès Varda & JR), Bazin
2:45 PM – Barbara (Mathieu Amalric), Bazin
7:00 PM – The Square (Ruben Östlund), Debussy

May 20
8:30 AM – BPM (Beats Per Minute) (Robin Campillo), Lumiere
11:30 AM – Jupiter’s Moon (Kornél Mundruczó), Soixantième
2:45 PM – Alive in France (Abel Ferrara), Theatre Croisette
10:00 PM – Redoubtable (Michel Hazanavicius), Bazin

May 21
8:45 AM – Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Bruno Dumont), Theatre Croisette
11:00 AM – Claire’s Camera (Hong Sang-soo), Buñuel
12:45 PM – Napalm (Claude Lanzmann), Buñuel
4:30 PM – Before We Vanish (Kiyoshi Kurosawa), Debussy
10:30 PM – Happy End (Michael Haneke), Bazin

May 22
8:30 AM – The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos), Lumiere
11:45 AM – The Florida Project (Sean Baker), Theatre Croisette
4:30 PM – The Day After (Hong Sang-soo), Lumiere
7:45 PM – Golden Years (André Téchiné), Debussy
10:30 PM – The Rider (Chloé Zhao), Arcades 1

May 23
8:30 AM – Radiance (Naomi Kawase), Lumiere
11:00 AM – 24 Frames (Abbas Kiarostami), Lumiere
4:00 PM – Frost (Sharunas Bartas), Theatre Croisette
7:30 PM – Rodin (Jacques Doillon), Debussy

May 24
8:30 AM – The Beguiled (Sofia Coppola), Lumiere
11:00 AM – Closeness (Kantemir Balagov), Debussy
2:00 PM – I Am Not a Witch (Rungano Nyoni), Palais E
7:00 PM – A Gentle Creature (Sergei Loznitsa), Debussy

May 25
8:30 AM – Good Time (Josh & Benny Safdie), Lumiere
10:30 AM – Twin Peaks [Episodes 1 & 2] (David Lynch), Soixantième
2:15 PM – The Nothing Factory (Pedro Pinho), Theatre Croisette
7:45 PM – 12 Days (Raymond Depardon), Soixantième
10:15 PM – Double Lover (François Ozon), Bazin

May 26
8:30 AM – In the Fade (Fatih Akin), Lumiere
11:00 AM – Makala (Emmanuel Gras), Miramar
2:00 PM – Gabriel and the Mountain (Fellipe Gamarano Barbosa), Miramar
7:30 PM – You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay), Debussy

May 27
8:30 AM – Based On a True Story (Roman Polanski), Lumiere
12:00 PM – +The Florida Project (Sean Baker), Theatre Croisette
3:00 PM – A Ciambra (Jonas Carpignano), Theatre Croisette
8:45 PM – +Let the Sun Shine In (Claire Denis), Theatre Croisette

May 28
2:15 PM – Okja (Bong Joon-ho), Debussy
4:30 PM – The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (Noah Baumbach), Bazin


Regrettable Misses
Blade of the Immortal (Takashi Miike)
How to Talk to Girls at Parties (John Cameron Mitchell)
A Man of Integrity (Mohammad Rasoulof)

Top 10 of 2016

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

This list will be updated each time I see a film from 2016 (world premiere/imdb date) that is better than at least one of the films already on the list.

  1. Nocturama (Bertrand Bonello)
  2. Ossuary (Nathaniel Dorsky)
  3. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)
  4. Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt)
  5. Elle (Paul Verhoeven)
  6. Slack Bay (Bruno Dumont)
  7. The Dreamed Path (Angela Schanelec)
  8. Yourself and Yours (Hong Sang-soo)
  9. The Death of Louis XIV (Albert Serra)
  10. Everybody Wants Some!! (Richard Linklater)

 

Polls Top 10 (eligible titles appear/will appear here)

  1. Knight of Cups (2015, Terrence Malick)
  2. Toni Erdmann (2016, Maren Ade)
  3. Cemetery of Splendour (2015, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  4. Certain Women (2016, Kelly Reichardt)
  5. Elle (2016, Paul Verhoeven)
  6. The Treasure (2015, Corneliu Porumboiu)
  7. Paterson (2016, Jim Jarmusch)
  8. Everybody Wants Some!! (2016, Richard Linklater)
  9. Cameraperson (2016, Kirsten Johnson)
  10. Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party (2015, Stephen Cone)

 

My Top 10 Discoveries During 2016 (for first-time viewings of films made before 2000)

  1. Possession (1981, Andrzej Zulawski)
  2. Landscape Suicide (1987, James Benning)
  3. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  4. Notorious (1946, Alfred Hitchcock)
  5. Shadow of a Doubt (1943, Alfred Hitchcock)
  6. The Shop Around the Corner (1940, Ernst Lubitsch)
  7. The Quadrille (1950, Jacques Rivette)
  8. In a Year of 13 Moons (1978, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  9. Nostos: The Return (1990, Franco Piavoli)
  10. Satan’s Brew (1971, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)

 

Other 2016 films I’ve seen

  • Cameraperson (Kirsten Johnson) – 6.9
  • Paterson (Jim Jarmusch) – 6.9
  • A Quiet Passion (Terence Davies) – 6.9
  • The Human Surge (Eduardo Williams) – 6.9
  • O.J.: Made in America (Ezra Edelman) – 6.8
  • Four Days in France (Jérôme Reybaud) – 6.7
  • Creepy (Kiyoshi Kurosawa) – 6.6
  • Staying Vertical (Alain Guiraudie) – 6.6
  • La La Land (Damien Chazelle) – 6.6
  • Little Men (Ira Sachs) – 6.6
  • A Dragon Arrives! (Mani Haghighi) – 6.5
  • Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan) – 6.5
  • Safari (Ulrich Seidl) – 6.5
  • Aquarius (Kleber Mendonça Filho) – 6.5
  • Weiner (Josh Kriegman & Elyse Steinberg) – 6.5
  • Kate Plays Christine (Robert Greene) – 6.5
  • Beyond the Mountains and Hills (Eran Kolirin) – 6.5
  • Kékszakállú (Gastón Solnicki) – 6.4
  • Mister Universo (Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimmel) – 6.4
  • The Salesman (Asghar Farhadi) – 6.4
  • Wiener-Dog (Todd Solondz) – 6.3
  • Short Stay (Ted Fendt) – 6.3
  • Tower (Keith Maitland) – 6.3
  • Homo sapiens (Nikolaus Geyrhalter) – 6.3
  • Being 17 (André Téchiné) – 6.2
  • Salt and Fire (Werner Herzog) – 6.2
  • All the Cities of the North (Dane Komljen) – 6.2
  • Risk (Laura Poitras) – 6.2
  • The Challenge (Yuri Ancarani) – 6.2
  • The Eyes of My Mother (Nicolas Pesce) – 6.2
  • The Park (Damien Manivel) – 6.1
  • Stranger in Paradise (Guido Hendrikx) – 6.1
  • Starless Dreams (Mehrdad Oskouei) – 6.1
  • The Lost City of Z (James Gray) – 6.1
  • Three (Johnnie To) – 6.1
  • Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas) – 6.1
  • The Road Movie (Dmitrii Kalashnikov) – 6.1
  • Hermia & Helena (Matías Piñeiro) – 6.1
  • Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve) – 6.0
  • Happy Times Will Come Soon (Alessandro Comodin) – 6.0
  • Arrival (Denis Villeneuve) – 6.0
  • (re)ASSIGNMENT (Walter Hill) – 6.0
  • Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids (Jonathan Demme) – 6.0
  • Crosscurrent (Yang Chao) – 6.0
  • Christine (Antonio Campos) – 6.0
  • The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Juho Kuosmanen) – 6.0
  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (Ang Lee) – 5.9
  • Mimosas (Oliver Laxe) – 5.9
  • I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck) – 5.9
  • The Rehearsal (Alison Maclean) – 5.9
  • The Wounded Angel (Emir Baigazin) – 5.9
  • Sieranevada (Cristi Puiu) – 5.8
  • A Decent Woman (Lukas Valenta Rinner) – 5.8
  • Into the Inferno (Werner Herzog) – 5.8
  • I Had Nowhere to Go (Douglas Gordon) – 5.8
  • Operation Avalanche (Matt Johnson) – 5.8
  • Fire at Sea (Gianfranco Rosi) – 5.8
  • Love & Friendship (Whit Stillman) – 5.7
  • Much Ado About Nothing (Alejandro Fernández Almendras) – 5.7
  • David Lynch: The Art Life (Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, & Olivia Neergaard-Holm) – 5.7
  • Raw (Julia Ducournau) – 5.7
  • Welcome (Zhu Rikun) – 5.7
  • The Unknown Girl (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne) – 5.7
  • Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World (Werner Herzog) – 5.7
  • Dog Eat Dog (Paul Schrader) – 5.7
  • Morris from America (Chad Hartigan) – 5.6
  • Harmonium (Kôji Fukada) – 5.6
  • Havarie (Philip Scheffner) – 5.6
  • Indignation (James Schamus) – 5.5
  • Daguerrotype (Kiyoshi Kurosawa) – 5.5
  • I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach) – 5.5
  • Le Cancre (Paul Vecchiali) – 5.5
  • The Love Witch (Anna Biller) – 5.5
  • My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (Dash Shaw) – 5.5
  • Café Society (Woody Allen) – 5.4
  • The End (Guillaume Nicloux) – 5.4
  • Rat Film (Theo Anthony) – 5.4
  • Hell or High Water (David Mackenzie) – 5.4
  • Austerlitz (Sergei Loznitsa) – 5.4
  • The Son of Joseph (Eugène Green) – 5.3
  • Sweet Dreams (Marco Bellocchio) – 5.3
  • Boris Without Béatrice (Denis Côté) – 5.3
  • The Land of the Enlightened (Pieter-Jan De Pue) – 5.3
  • Searchers (Zacharias Kunuk) – 5.3
  • Two Lottery Tickets (Paul Negoescu) – 5.2
  • Tempestad (Tatiana Huezo) – 5.2
  • Of Shadows (Yi Cui) – 5.2
  • The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez (Wim Wenders) – 5.2
  • Author: The JT Leroy Story (Jeff Feuerzeig) – 5.2
  • The Red Turtle (Michäel Dudok de Wit) – 5.2
  • Tallulah (Siân Heder) – 5.2
  • Split (M. Night Shyamalan) – 5.1/li>
  • The Ornithologist (João Pedro Rodrigues) – 5.1
  • Wolf and Sheep (Shahrbanoo Sadat) – 5.1
  • Hail, Caesar! (Joel & Ethan Coen) – 5.1
  • Jackie (Pable Larraín) – 5.1
  • Graduation (Christian Mungiu) – 5.1
  • Julieta (Pedro Almodóvar) – 5.0
  • Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford) – 5.0
  • A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery (Lav Diaz) – 5.0
  • The Nice Guys (Shane Black) – 5.0
  • The Untamed (Amat Escalante) – 5.0
  • Diamond Island (Davy Chou) – 5.0
  • Tales of Two Who Dreamt (Andrea Bussmann & Nicolás Pereda) – 5.0
  • Sing Street (John Carney) – 5.0
  • Midnight Special (Jeff Nichols) – 4.9
  • Moonlight (Barry Jenkins) – 4.9
  • Silence (Martin Scorsese) – 4.9
  • Complete Unknown (Joshua Marston) – 4.9
  • By the Time It Gets Dark (Anocha Suwichakornpong) – 4.9
  • Pete’s Dragon (David Lowery) – 4.8
  • The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook) – 4.8
  • Life After Life (Zhang Hanyi) – 4.8
  • Ta’ang (Wang Bing) – 4.8
  • Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (Steve James) – 4.8
  • The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn) – 4.7
  • Eldorado XXI (Salomé Lamas) – 4.7
  • Contemporary Color (Bill Ross IV & Turner Ross) – 4.7
  • Everything Else (Natalia Almada) – 4.7
  • My Life as a Courgette (Claude Barras) – 4.7
  • Saint Amour (Benoît Delépine & Gustave Kervern) – 4.7
  • Free Fire (Ben Wheatley) – 4.6
  • Tickled (David Farrier & Dylan Reeve) – 4.6
  • The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography (Errol Morris) – 4.6
  • Blue Dress (Igor Minaev) – 4.6
  • Ember (Zeki Demirkubuz) – 4.5
  • The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis (Francisco Márquez & Andrea Testa) – 4.5
  • In Bed with Victoria (Justine Triet) – 4.5
  • Illegitimate (Adrian Sitaru) – 4.5
  • City of Jade (Midi Z) – 4.5
  • Exile (Rithy Panh) – 4.4
  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) – 4.4
  • Neruda (Pablo Larraín) – 4.4
  • United States of Love (Tomasz Wasilewski) – 4.3
  • Una (Benedict Andrews) – 4.3
  • Lily Lane (Bence Fliegauf) – 4.3
  • Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience (Terrence Malick) – 4.2
  • Little Sister (Zach Clark) – 4.2
  • Geographies (Chaghig Arzoumanian) – 4.2
  • Letters from War (Ivo M. Ferreira) – 4.2
  • 31 (Rob Zombie) – 4.2
  • American Honey (Andrea Arnold) – 4.1
  • The Dreamed Ones (Ruth Beckermann) – 4.1
  • Dawson City: Frozen Time (Bill Morrison) – 4.1
  • The Woman Who Left (Lav Diaz) – 4.1
  • Icaros: A Vision (Leonor Caraballo & Matteo Norzi) – 4.0
  • Dark Night (Tim Sutton) – 4.0
  • The Birth of a Nation (Nate Parker) – 3.9
  • From the Diary of a Wedding Photographer (Nadav Lapid) – 3.9
  • Loving (Jeff Nichols) – 3.9
  • The Illinois Parables (Deborah Stratman) – 3.8
  • Ghostbusters (Paul Feig) – 3.8
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Taika Waititi) – 3.8
  • Morgan (Luke Scott) – 3.6/li>
  • From the Land of the Moon (Nicole Garcia) – 3.6
  • Depth Two (Ognjen Glavonić) – 3.6
  • Still Night, Still Light (Sophie Goyette) – 3.6
  • Dogs (Bogdan Mirica) – 3.5
  • Colossal (Nacho Vigalondo) – 3.5
  • Ma’ Rosa (Brillante Mendoza) – 3.4
  • Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey (Terrence Malick) – 3.3
  • [pewen]araucaria (Carlos Vásquez Méndez) – 3.3
  • The Bad Batch (Ana Lily Amirpour) – 3.2
  • The Transfiguration (Michael O’Shea) – 3.1
  • It’s Only the End of the World (Xavier Dolan) – 2.9
  • Soy Nero (Rafi Pitts) – 2.9
  • Imponderable (Tony Oursler) – 2.8
  • Message from the King (Fabrice du Welz) – 2.3
  • The Last Face (Sean Penn) – 2.2
  • Fantastic (Offer Egozy) – 1.3
  • Katie Says Goodbye (Wayne Roberts) – 1.0

2017 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 their 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, etc.
– 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

Duck Soup (1933, Leo McCarey) – 7.9

Christabel (2001, James Fotopoulos) – 6.6

Author: The JT Leroy Story (2016, Jeff Feuerzeig) – 5.2

Howard and Jean (2014, Heather Young) DP

+Kaili Blues (2015, Bi Gan) DP – 6.5 [same]

Silence (2016, Martin Scorsese) DP – 4.9

London Road (2015, Rufus Norris) – 4.8

This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006, Kirby Dick) – 4.0

Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014, Diao Yinan) – 5.3

The Love Witch (2016, Anna Biller) – 5.5

+Sieranevada (2016, Cristi Puiu) DP – 5.8 [up from 4.9]

Female (1933, Michael Curtiz) – 5.9

+It’s Only the End of the World (2016, Xavier Dolan) DP – 2.9 [same]

somniloquies (2017, Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel) – 5.2

+Wavelength (1967, Michael Snow) 16mm – 9.7 [same]

Meurtrière (2015, Philippe Grandrieux) – 5.9

+Some Like It Hot (1959, Billy Wilder) – 8.1 [same]

Nobody Waved Good-bye (1964, Don Owen) DP – 6.0

Gimme Shelter (1970, David Maysles, Albert Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin) 35mm – 7.8

+Battleship Potemkin (1925, Sergei Eisenstein) 35mm – 5.0 [~same]

+Slack Bay (2016, Bruno Dumont) – 7.2 [up from 6.9]

Inside Deep Throat (2005, Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato) – 4.5

Ville – quelle ville? (1984, Midi Onodera) DP

DP2 (2014, Peter Dudar) DP

The Iconography of Venus (1987, Annette Mangaard) 16mm

Eye of the Mask (1985, Judith Doyle) 16mm – Inc. [Only half the film was screened]

Canada Mini-Notes (1974, Jim Anderson) 16mm

The Passenger (1975, Michelangelo Antonioni) 35mm – 6.4



February

The Stairs (2016, Hugh Gibson) – 4.9

Passion (1982, Jean-Luc Godard) 35mm – 5.0

Malcolm X (1992, Spike Lee) 35mm – 5.6

Not a Love Story (1981, Bonnie Sherr Klein) – 4.7

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974, Michael Cimino) 35mm – 5.3

+Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project (2013, Jodie Mack) – 8.6 [same]

Seven Stars (2016, Sofia Banzhaf & Matthew Swanson) DP

+Short Stay (2016, Ted Fendt) 35mm – 6.3 [up from 6.1]

+The Fugitive Kind (1960, Sidney Lumet) 35mm – 4.1 [down from 5.9]

+sex, lies, and videotape (1989, Steven Soderbergh) – 6.3 [~same]

I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (2017, Macon Blair) – 4.2

United in Anger: A History of ACT UP (2012, Jim Hubbard) – 5.6



March

Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968, Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub) 35mm – 5.8

Machorka-Muff (1962, Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub) 35mm

Not Reconciled, or Only Violence Helps Where Violence Rules (1965, Jean-Marie Straub) 35mm – 5.0

The Bridegroom, the Actress, and the Pimp (1968, Jean-Marie Straub) 35mm

Class Relations (1984, Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub) 35mm – 4.6

Stranger in Paradise (2016, Guido Hendrikx) – 6.1

The Watermelon Woman (1996, Cheryl Dunye) – 5.7

+Punch-Drunk Love (2002, Paul Thomas Anderson) 35mm – 8.9 [same]

It’s No Real Pleasure in Life (2016, Nikolay Michaylov) DP

+Despite the Night (2015, Philippe Grandrieux) DP – 5.5 [same]

A Visit to the Louvre (2004, Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub) 35mm – 5.9

Cézanne. Conversation with Joachim Gasquet (1990, Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub) 35mm – 5.6

The Antigone of Sophocles after Hölderlin’s Translation Adapted for the Stage by Brecht 1948 (1992, Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub) 35mm – 6.0

Introduction to Arnold Schoenberg’s “Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene” (1973, Jean-Marie Straub) DP

Moses and Aaron (1975, Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub) DP – 6.5

Paris Is Burning (1990, Jennie Livingston) – 5.4

+Mysterious Skin (2004, Gregg Araki) – 5.1 [~same]

Araby (2017, João Dumans & Affonso Uchoa) – 4.5

From Today Until Tomorrow (1997, Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub) 35mm – 6.4

Sicilia! (1999, Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub) 35mm – 5.1

Europa 2005, 27 October (2006, Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub) DP

Joachim Gatti (2009, Jean-Marie Straub) DP

Corneille-Brecht (2009, Jean-Marie Straub) DP

+The Inconsolable One (2011, Jean-Marie Straub) DP

+An Heir (2011, Jean-Marie Straub) DP

Black Sin (1990, Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub) 35mm – 3.5

+A Quiet Passion (2016, Terence Davies) – 6.9 [same]

Workers, Peasants (2001, Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub) 35mm – 4.1

Swimming to Cambodia (1987, Jonathan Demme) Big Ears, 35mm – 5.3

Benjamin Smoke (2000, Jem Cohen) Big Ears, DP – 5.9

+Stop Making Sense (1984, Jonathan Demme) Big Ears, DP – 5.6 [up from 5.3]

Who Am I This Time? (1982, Jonathan Demme) Big Ears, DP – 6.6

Another Telepathic Thing (2015, Jonathan Demme) Big Ears, DP – 5.9

Tiger Tiger [music video for Holopaw] (2016, Roger Beebe) Big Ears, DP

Farrebique (1946, Georges Rouquier) Big Ears, DP – 4.9

+Mothlight (1963, Stan Brakhage) Big Ears, 16mm

+Duck Amuck (1953, Chuck Jones) Big Ears, DP

Blue Movement (2016, Haruka Mitani & Michael Lyons) Big Ears, DP

Begone Dull Care (1949, Evelyn Lambart & Norman McLaren) Big Ears, 16mm

+Glistening Thrills (2013, Jodie Mack) Big Ears, DP

Ring (2008, Kevin Jerome Everson) Big Ears, DP

Tygers (2014, Kevin Jerome Everson) Big Ears, DP

Auditioning for Nathaniel (2016, Kevin Jerome Everson) Big Ears, DP

R-15 (2017, Kevin Jerome Everson) Big Ears, DP

Smooth Surface (2015, Kevin Jerome Everson) Big Ears, DP

Production Material Handler (2015, Kevin Jerome Everson) Big Ears, DP

+Fe26 (2014, Kevin Jerome Everson) Big Ears, DP

+Ears, Nose and Throat (2016, Kevin Jerome Everson) Big Ears, DP

Kriminalistik (2014, Janie Geiser) Big Ears, DP

Ghost Algebra (2009, Janie Geiser) Big Ears, DP

Kindless Villain (2010, Janie Geiser) Big Ears, DP

The Floor of the World (2010, Janie Geiser) Big Ears, DP

Arbor (2012, Janie Geiser) Big Ears, DP

+The Hummingbird Wars (2015, Janie Geiser) Big Ears, DP

+Cathode Garden (2015, Janie Geiser) Big Ears, DP

+Flowers of the Sky (2016, Janie Geiser) Big Ears, DP

Book of Days (1989, Meredith Monk) Big Ears, 35mm – 5.0

Cousin Bobby (1992, Jonathan Demme) Big Ears, DP – 6.8

Empyrean (2016, Kalpana Subramanian) Big Ears, DP

Them Apples (2016, Adam R. Levine) Big Ears, 16mm

1_ _ _ _1 (2015, Karissa Hahn) Big Ears, DP

Deux Champs (Two Fields) (2015, Kevin Obsatz) Big Ears, DP

+AS WITHOUT SO WITHIN (2016, Manuela De Laborde) Big Ears, 16mm

Koropokkuru (2015, Akiko Maruyama & Philippe Roy) Big Ears, DP

Lost Book Found (1996, Jem Cohen) Big Ears, DP

Parallel Inquiries (2016, Christina C Nguyen) Big Ears, 16mm

+Nova Remnants (2016, Stefan Grabowski) Big Ears, DP

Ghost Comb. (2016, Ryland Walker Knight) Big Ears, DP

Spotlight on a Brick Wall (2016, Alee Peoples & Mike Stoltz) Big Ears, 16mm

Little Orphant Annie (2016, Bill Morrison) Big Ears, DP

One Roll in the Blackness (2011, Chris Kennedy) Big Ears, 16mm

Women Will Come: Feminists Redefining Pornography (2010, Joanne Loton) – 3.1

+Paterson (2016, Jim Jarmusch) – 6.9 [down from 7.1]

+Landscape Suicide (1987, James Benning) – 8.4 [same]



April

A Man and His Dog Out for Air (1957, Robert Breer) 16mm

Recreation (1957, Robert Breer) 16mm

Robert Breer at Home (1992, Jennifer L. Burford) 16mm

Gulls and Buoys (1972, Robert Breer) 16mm

70 (1970, Robert Breer) 16mm

69 (1968, Robert Breer) 16mm

Fuji (1973, Robert Breer) 16mm

LMNO (1978, Robert Breer) 16mm

Swiss Army Knife with Rats and Pigeons (1980, Robert Breer) 16mm

Trial Balloons (1982, Robert Breer) 16mm

What Goes Up (2003, Robert Breer) 16mm

Proposition in Four Parts (1985, Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub) DP – 5.2

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) DP – 6.7

Song to Song (2017, Terrence Malick) DP – 4.7

+Her (2013, Spike Jonze) – 5.8 [same]

Railway Sleepers (2017, Sompot Chidgasornpongse) – 5.4

Still Night, Still Light (2016, Sophie Goyette) DP – 3.6

Four Days in France (2016, Jérôme Reybaud) – 6.7

Early Spring (1956, Yasujiro Ozu) 35mm – 5.1

+The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, Carl Theodor Dreyer) 35mm – 6.6 [up from ~5.5]

+Ordet (1955, Carl Theodor Dreyer) 35mm – 8.2 [up from ~7.5]

Day of Wrath (1943, Carl Theodor Dreyer) 35mm – 6.0

Xenoi (2016, Deborah Stratman) Images, DP

A Distant Echo (2016, George Clark) Images, DP – 4.3

Untitled (2017, Michael Glawogger & Monika Willi) – 4.8

An Autumn Afternoon (1962, Yasujiro Ozu) 35mm – 5.5

Last Men in Aleppo (2017, Firas Fayyad & Steen Johannessen) Hot Docs, DP – 4.7

Quest (2017, Jonathan Olshefski) Hot Docs, DP – 6.7



May

Spettacolo (2017, Jeff Malmberg & Chris Shellen) Hot Docs, DP – 4.3

Kaltes Tal (2016, Florian G. M. Fischer & Johannes Krell) Hot Docs, DP

Machines (2016, Rahul Jain) Hot Docs, DP – 5.9

A Friendship in Tow/Toe (2017, Atsushi Kuwayama) Hot Docs, DP

Maison du Bonheur (2017, Sofia Bohdanowicz) Hot Docs, DP – 5.6

Strong Island (2017, Yance Ford) Hot Docs, DP – 5.5

78/52 (2017, Alexandre O. Philippe) Hot Docs, DP – 4.6

Flames (2017, Zefrey Throwell) Hot Docs, DP – 6.1

Sunrise on the Total Chaos (2016, Craig Norris) Hot Docs, DP

Brimstone & Glory (2017, Viktor Jakovleski) Hot Docs, DP – 5.3

Donkeyote (2017, Chico Pereira) Hot Docs, DP – 5.0

Do Donkeys Act? (2017, David Redmon & Ashley Sabin) Hot Docs, DP – 5.3

Prince of Darkness (1987, John Carpenter) 35mm – 5.7

Princess Cyd (2017, Stephen Cone) – 5.5

Ismaël’s Ghosts (2017, Arnaud Desplechin) Cannes, DP – 5.1

Loveless (2017, Andrey Zvyagintsev) Cannes, DP – 3.4

Wonderstruck (2017, Todd Haynes) Cannes, DP – 6.9

Western (2017, Valeska Grisebach) Cannes, DP – 6.1

Let the Sun Shine In (2017, Claire Denis) Cannes, DP – 6.4

Lover for a Day (2017, Philippe Garrel) Cannes, DP – 6.3

Faces Places (2017, Agnès Varda & JR) Cannes, DP – 7.2

Barbara (2017, Mathieu Amalric) Cannes, DP – 4.6

The Square (2017, Ruben Östlund) Cannes, DP – 4.4

BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017, Robin Campillo) Cannes, DP – 6.9

Jupiter’s Moon (2017, Kornél Mundruczó) Cannes, DP – 2.9

Alive in France (2017, Abel Ferrara) Cannes, DP – 5.0

Redoubtable (2017, Michel Hazanavicius) Cannes, DP – 5.4

Jeannette, the Childhood of Joan of Arc (2017, Bruno Dumont) Cannes, DP – 8.2

Claire’s Camera (2017, Hong Sang-soo) Cannes, DP – 6.5

Napalm (2017, Claude Lanzmann) Cannes, DP – 5.8

Before We Vanish (2017, Kiyoshi Kurosawa) Cannes, DP – 6.4

Happy End (2017, Michael Haneke) Cannes, DP – 5.6

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017, Yorgos Lanthimos) Cannes, DP – 6.0

The Florida Project (2017, Sean Baker) Cannes, DP – 5.3

The Day After (2017, Hong Sang-soo) Cannes, DP – 6.1

Golden Years (2017, André Téchiné) Cannes, DP – 4.3

The Rider (2017, Chloé Zhao) Cannes, DP – 6.2

Radiance (2017, Naomi Kawase) Cannes, DP – 4.6

24 Frames (2017, Abbas Kiarostami) Cannes, DP – 7.0

Frost (2017, Sharunas Bartas) Cannes, DP – 4.9

Rodin (2017, Jacques Doillon) Cannes, DP – 3.7

The Beguiled (2017, Sofia Coppola) Cannes, DP – 6.0

Closeness (2017, Kantemir Balagov) Cannes, DP – 5.1

I Am Not a Witch (2017, Rungano Nyoniand) Cannes, DP – 5.7

A Gentle Creature (2017, Sergei Loznitsa) Cannes, DP – 4.5

Good Time (2017, Josh & Benny Safdie) Cannes, DP – 6.7

The Nothing Factory (2017, Pedro Pinho) Cannes, DP – 6.5

12 Days (2017, Raymond Depardon) Cannes, DP – 5.8

Double Lover (2017, François Ozon) Cannes, DP – 2.6

In the Fade (2017, Fatih Akin) Cannes, DP – 3.1

Peru (2017, Marie Kremer) Cannes, DP

Makala (2017, Emmanuel Gras) Cannes, DP – 5.2

The Service Station (2017, Patrick Ridremont) Cannes, DP

Gabriel and the Mountain (2017, Fellipe Barbosa) Cannes, DP – 6.1

You Were Never Really Here (2017, Lynne Ramsay) Cannes, DP – 5.1

Based On a True Story (2017, Roman Polanski) Cannes, DP – 4.6

+The Florida Project (2017, Sean Baker) Cannes, DP – 6.3 [up from 5.3]

Off Path (2017, Julie Jouve & Redha Belghiat) Cannes, DP

A Ciambra (2017, Jonas Carpignano) Cannes, DP – 4.7

+Let the Sun Shine In (2017, Claire Denis) Cannes, DP – 6.4 [same]

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017, Noah Baumbach) Cannes, DP – 6.3



June

+The Lost City of Z (2016, James Gray) DP – 6.1 [down from 7.7]

Q (2017, Caitlin Kennific) DP

+The Park (2016, Damien Manivel) DP – 6.3 [up from 6.1]

Montparnasse Bienvenüe (2017, Léonor Serraille) – 4.7

The Beguiled (1971, Don Siegel) – 6.5

Ghostbusters (2016, Paul Feig) – 3.8

Split (2016, M. Night Shyamalan) – 5.1

Morgan (2016, Luke Scott) – 3.6

Wonder Woman (2017, Patty Jenkins) DP – 4.2

Le Samouraï (1967, Jean-Pierre Melville) 35mm – 5.9

Okja (2017, Bong Joon-ho) – 5.9



July

Is This It (2017, Hazel Lee) DP

Icaros: A Vision (2016, Leonor Caraballo & Matteo Norzi) DP – 4.0

Rectangle – Deux chansons de Jacno (1980, Olivier Assayas) DP

Winston Tong en studio (1984, Olivier Assayas) 35mm

Disorder (1986, Olivier Assayas) DP – 3.3

+La Ciénaga (2001, Lucrecia Martel) – 6.5 [down from 8.5]

+The Holy Girl (2004, Lucrecia Martel) – 6.2 [down from 6.4]

Paris Awakens (1991, Olivier Assayas) 35mm – 5.5

+The Headless Woman (2008, Lucrecia Martel) – 7.3 [down from 8.2]

Dunkirk (2017, Christopher Nolan) 70mm – 4.9

Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (2017, Travis Wilkerson) – 5.3

David Lynch: The Art Life (2016, Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, & Olivia Neergaard-Holm) – 5.7

A Ghost Story (2017, David Lowery) DP – 6.3

Person to Person (2017, Dustin Guy Defa) – 6.4

Zama (2017, Lucrecia Martel) – 5.8



August

Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939, Jacques Tourneur) Locarno, 35mm – 5.6

Doctors Don’t Tell (1941, Jacques Tourneur) Locarno, 35mm – 5.0

A Skin So Soft (2017, Denis Côté) Locarno, DP – 6.1

+Scaffold (2017, Kazik Radwanski) Locarno, DP

+PROTOTYPE (2017, Blake Williams) Locarno, 3D – H.i

Cocote (2017, Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias) Locarno, DP – 3.8

Let the Corpses Tan (2017, Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani) Locarno, DP – 4.5

The Flame and the Arrow (1950, Jacques Tourneur) Locarno, 35mm – 5.6

Phantom Raiders (1940, Jacques Tourneur) Locarno, 16mm – 4.9

All for a Rose (2017, Marco Bellocchio) Locarno, DP

Milla (2017, Valérie Massadian) Locarno, DP – 5.9

Days of Glory (1944, Jacques Tourneur) Locarno, 35mm – 7.6

Lucky (2017, John Carroll Lynch) Locarno, DP – 5.2

Mrs. Hyde (2017, Serge Bozon) Locarno, DP – 7.7

3/4 (2017, Ilian Metev) Locarno, DP – 6.3

Way of a Gaucho (1952, Jacques Tourneur) Locarno, 35mm – 4.4

Once There Was Brasilia (2017, Adirley Queirós) Locarno, DP – 7.1

Cat People (1942, Jacques Tourneur) Locarno, 35mm – 5.5

Meteors (2017, Gürcan Keltek) Locarno, DP – 5.1

The First Lap (2017, Kim Dae-hwan) Locarno, DP – 5.4

Circle of Danger (1951, Jacques Tourneur) Locarno, 35mm – 7.3

Wichita (1955, Jacques Tourneur) Locarno, 35mm – 6.0

Damned Summer (2017, Pedro Cabeleira) Locarno, DP – 6.6

Rise and Fall of a Small Film Company (1986, Jean-Luc Godard) Locarno, DP – 7.0

Fantasy Sentences (2017, Dane Komljen) Locarno, DP

Le Fort des fous (2017, Narimane Mari) Locarno, DP – 5.2

Great Day in the Morning (1956, Jacques Tourneur) Locarno, 35mm – 5.6

Aliens (2017, Luis López Carrasco) Locarno, DP

Good Luck (2017, Ben Russell) Locarno, DP – 5.4

Mrs. Fang (2017, Wang Bing) Locarno, DP – 5.1

Poison (1991, Todd Haynes) Locarno, 35mm – 5.7

Nightfall (1957, Jacques Tourneur) Locarno, 35mm – 4.8

The Wandering Soap Opera (2017, Raúl Ruiz & Valeria Sarmiento) Locarno, DP – 7.1

The Lonely Voice of Man (1987, Alexander Sokurov) Locarno, DP – 6.3

The Mount of Ants (2017, Riccardo Palladino) Locarno, DP – 3.5

Ouroboros (2017, Basma Alsharif) Locarno, DP – 4.7

The Leopard Man (1943, Jacques Tourneur) Locarno, 35mm – 5.6

Dragonfly Eyes (2017, Xu Bing) Locarno, DP – 4.7

Sweating the Small Stuff (2017, Ninomiya Ryutaro) Locarno, DP – 5.3

Farewell (2017, Astrid Johanna Ofner) Locarno, DP – 4.8

Arrière-saison (2017, Jean-Claude Rousseau) Locarno, DP

Si loin, si proche (2017, Jean-Claude Rousseau) Locarno, DP

Hello Horse! (2017, Laila Pakalnina) Locarno, DP

Filmus (2017, Clément Safra) Locarno, DP – 6.0

Hallelujah the Hills (1963, Adolfas Mekas) Locarno, 35mm – 6.1

Canyon Passage (1946, Jacques Tourneur) Locarno, 16mm – 5.9

Stars in My Crown (1950, Jacques Tourneur) Locarno, 35mm – 7.6

+Sicilia! (1999, Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub) Locarno, 35mm – 5.5 [up from 5.1]

Light Years (2017, Manuel Abramovich) – 4.6

+Zama (2017, Lucrecia Martel) – 5.8 [same]

Marjorie Prime (2017, Michael Almereyda) – 6.8

Thelma (2017, Joachim Trier) DP – 3.6



September

Call Me by Your Name (2017, Luca Guadagnino) DP – 7.6

Twin Peaks (2017, David Lynch) – 9.1

Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (2017, Frederick Wiseman) TIFF, DP – 5.7

+All the Cities of the North (2016, Dane Komljen) DP – 6.2 [up from 4.6]

+The Rider (2017, Chloé Zhao) TIFF, DP – 6.2 [same]

Bodied (2017, Joseph Kahn) TIFF, DP – 4.7

The Guardians (2017, Xavier Beauvois) TIFF, DP – 6.1

Onward Lossless Follows (2017, Michael Robinson) TIFF, DP

some cities (2017, Francesco Gagliardi) TIFF, 16mm

+The Watchmen (2017, Fern Silva) TIFF, 35mm

Wasteland no.1: Ardent, Verdant (2017, Jodie Mack) TIFF, 16mm

+Fantasy Sentences (2017, Dane Komljen) TIFF, DP

Florence (1970, Erkki Kurenniemi) TIFF, DP

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

Lady Bird (2017, Greta Gerwig) TIFF, DP – 5.4

+Strangely Ordinary This Devotion (2017, Dani Leventhal & Sheilah Wilson) TIFF, DP

Beyond the One (2017, Anna Marziano) TIFF, DP – 4.6

Molly’s Game (2017, Aaron Sorkin) TIFF, DP – 5.5

Pixillation (1976, Anne Charlotte Robertson) TIFF, DP

Ticino (2017, Friedl vom Gröller) TIFF, 16mm

Brown and Clear (2017, Kevin Jerome Everson) TIFF, DP

Turtles Are Always Home (2017, Rawane Nassif) TIFF, DP

Configuration in Black and White (2017, Helga Fanderl) TIFF, 16mm

Fire (2017, Lucy Parker) TIFF, DP + 16mm

From Source to Poem (2017, Rosa Barba) TIFF, 35mm

Fluid Frontiers (2017, Ephraim Asili) TIFF, DP

mother! (2017, Darren Aronofsky) TIFF, DP – 3.3

Lean On Pete (2017, Andrew Haigh) TIFF, DP – 4.1

Mr. Yellow Sweatshirt (2017, Pacho Velez & Yoni Brook) TIFF, DP

Yeti (2017, Wojciech Bąkowski) TIFF, DP

(100ft) (2017, Minjung Kim) TIFF, 16mm

Heart of a Mountain (2017, Parastoo Anoushahpour, Ryan Ferko, Faraz Anoushahpour) TIFF, DP

Rose Gold (2017, Sara Cwynar) TIFF, DP

Division Movement to Vungtau (2017, Benjamin Crotty & Bertrand Dezoteux) TIFF, DP

Flores (2017, Jorge Jácome) TIFF, DP

Caniba (2017, Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Verena Paravel) TIFF, DP – 6.9

La Libertad (2017, Laura Huertas Millán) TIFF, DP

Palmerston Blvd. (2017, Dan Browne) TIFF, DP

below-above (2017, André Lehmann) TIFF, 16mm

+Aliens (2017, Luis López Carrasco) TIFF, DP

Foxtrot (2017, Samuel Maoz) TIFF, DP – 4.7

+Dial M for Murder [Anaglyph 3D] (1954, Alfred Hitchcock) – 8.1 [same]

The Shape of Water (2017, Guillermo del Toro) TIFF, DP – 4.3

Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017, S. Craig Zahler) TIFF, DP – 5.9

Downsizing (2017, Alexander Payne) TIFF, DP – 5.8

I Love You, Daddy (2017, Louis C.K.) TIFF, DP – 7.0

+Florence (1970, Erkki Kurenniemi) TIFF, DP

Dark River (2017, Clio Barnard) TIFF, DP – 3.9

Manhunt (2017, John Woo) TIFF, DP – 5.3

Félicité (2017, Alain Gomis) TIFF, DP – 6.0

+Jeannette, the Childhood of Joan of Arc (2017, Bruno Dumont) TIFF, DP – 8.0 [down from 8.2]

First Reformed (2017, Paul Schrader) TIFF, DP – 6.6

The Seen and Unseen (2017, Kamila Andini) TIFF, DP – 5.4

Struggling (1932, Shi Dongshan) TIFF, DP – 4.9

Three Billboards in Ebbing, Missouri (2017, Martin McDonagh) TIFF, DP – 4.2

On Body and Soul (2017, Ildikó Enyedi) TIFF, DP – 4.0

+Faces Places (2017, Agnés Varda & JR) TIFF, DP – 7.2 [same]

+Cave of Forgotten Dreams [Anaglyph 3D] (2010, Werner Herzog) – 8.0 [same]

On the Beach at Night Alone (2017, Hong Sang-soo) – 5.7

Thirst Street (2017, Nathan Silver) – 4.2

Occidental (2017, Neïl Beloufa) – 4.3

Beach Rats (2017, Eliza Hittman) DP – 3.9

Columbus (2017, Kogonada) DP – 4.8

Sleep Has Her House (2017, Scott Barley) – 4.6

The Venerable W. (2017, Barbet Schroeder) VIFF, DP – 5.0

Fail to Appear (2017, Antoine Bourges) VIFF, DP – 5.6

Forest Movie (2017, Matthew Taylor Blais) VIFF, DP – 2.8

Idizwadidiz (2017, Isiah Medina) VIFF, DP

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



October

+Hugo [Anaglyph 3D] (2011, Martin Scorsese) – 6.4 [up from 6.1]

October (1928, Sergei Eisenstein & Grigori Aleksandrov) DP – 5.1

Beauty and the Beast (1946, Jean Cocteau) 35mm – 6.2

The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks (1924, Lev Kuleshov) DP – 4.7

+By the Law [16fps / live piano] (1926, Lev Kuleshov) 35mm – 8.8 [same]

Step Up 3D [Anaglyph 3D] (2010, Jon M. Chu) – 5.6

Golden Exits (2017, Alex Ross Perry) 35mm – 6.0

The Stewardesses [Anaglyph 3D] (1969, Al Silliman Jr.) – 5.5

The Mission (1999, Johnnie To) 35mm – 5.4

Jackass 3D [Anaglyph 3D] (2010, Jeff Tremaine) – 5.2



November

Baby Driver (2017, Edgar Wright) – 5.1

It Came from Outer Space [3D] (1953, Jack Arnold) – 5.5

The Mad Magician [3D] (1954, John Brahm) – 5.3

+Wonder Woman [3D] (2017, Patty Jenkins) – 4.2 [same as 2D]

Thor: Ragnarok (2017, Taika Waititi) 3D – 6.1

Rams 23 Blue Bears 21 (2017, Kevin Jerome Everson) Houston Cinema Arts, DP

+Ride Like Lightning, Crash Like Thunder (2017, Fern Silva) Houston Cinema Arts, 16mm

+Onward Lossless Follows (2017, Michael Robinson) Houston Cinema Arts, DP

+Wasteland No. 1: Ardent, Verdant (2017, Jodie Mack) Houston Cinema Arts, 16mm

Shape of a Surface (2017, Nazlī Dinçel) Houston Cinema Arts, 16mm

Galveston (2017, Mark Lewis) Houston Cinema Arts, DP

+Palmerston Blvd. (2017, Dan Browne) Houston Cinema Arts, DP

Get Out (2017, Jordan Peele) – 5.0

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

+Gravity [Anaglyph 3D] (2013, Alfonso Cuarón) – 6.6 [up from 6.4]

Nostalghia (1983, Andrei Tarkovsky) 35mm – 5.9

+Duck Soup (1933, Leo McCarey) – 7.9 [same]

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

The Comedy and Tragedy of Bora Joksimović (1977, Želimir Žilnik) Mar del Plata, DP

+Red Capriccio (2014, Blake Williams) Mar del Plata, 3D

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

Plus Ultra (2017, Helena Girón & Samuel M. Delgado) Mar del Plata, DP

Fajr (2017, Lois Patiño) Mar del Plata, DP

La Bouche (2017, Camilo Restrepo) Mar del Plata, DP

The Wild Boys (2017, Bertrand Mandico) Mar del Plata, DP – 3.4

Tito Among the Serbs for the Second Time (1993, Želimir Žilnik) Mar del Plata, DP – 5.2

Rey (2017, Niles Atallah) Mar del Plata, DP – 3.7

+Mrs. Hyde (2017, Serge Bozon) – 7.7 [same]

How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017, John Cameron Mitchell) Mar del Plata, DP – 5.9

+Mrs. Hyde (2017, Serge Bozon) – 7.7 [same]

Girls Trip (2017, Malcolm D. Lee) – 4.6



December

Phantom Thread (2017, Paul Thomas Anderson) DP – 6.6

+Wavelength (1967, Michael Snow) 16mm – 9.7 [same]

Mudbound (2017, Dee Rees) – 4.8

A Hero Never Dies (1998, Johnnie To) 35mm – 7.2

Big Little Lies (2017, Jean-Marc Vallée) – 7.4

The Other Side of Hope (2017, Aki Kaurismäki) 35mm – 4.4

Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016, Bill Morrison) – 4.1

The Lure (2015, Agnieszka Smoczynska) – 3.2

+Hard Eight (1996, Paul Thomas Anderson) 35mm – 5.7 [~same]

Chocolat (1988, Claire Denis) 35mm – 6.4

Star Wars: Episode VIII—The Last Jedi (2017, Rian Johnson) DP – 5.9

Unrest (2017, Philippe Grandrieux) – 4.7

+Good Time (2017, Josh & Benny Safdie) – 6.7 [same]

Wormwood (2017, Errol Morris) – 3.8

+Marjorie Prime (2017, Michael Almereyda) – 6.8 [same]

Streetscapes [Dialogue] (2017, Heinz Emigholz) – 7.0

Spoor (2017, Agnieszka Holland & Kasia Adamik) – 4.0

Common Carrier (2017, James N. Kienitz Wilkins) – 5.6

2+2=22 [The Alphabet] (2017, Heinz Emigholz) – 5.1

+24 Frames (2017, Abbas Kiarostami) – 7.0 [same]

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