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

Grandeur and Decadence (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]

October 12 
8:15PM – Epilogue (Marlen Khutsiev), MoMA, 35mm

October 13 
11:30AM-3:30PM – Gallery-ing
      – “Rashid Johnson: Fly Away,” Hauser & Wirth
      – “Meleko Mokgosi: Democratic Intuition, Lerato,” Jack Shainman Gallery
      – “Lars Fisk: MR. SOFTEE,” Marlborough Gallery
      – “Kyle Staver,” Kent Fine Art
      – “Tomoo Gokita: Out of Sight,” Mary Boone Gallery
      – “Alfred Leslie: The Toast is Burning,” Bruce Silverstein
      – “Sara VanDerBeek: Pieced Quilts, Wrapped Forms,” Metro Pictures Gallery
      – “Matthew Barney: Facility of Decline,” Gladstone Gallery
      – “Donald Moffett: Any Fallow Field,” Marianne Boesky Gallery
      – “Ryan Gander: I see straight through you,” Lisson Gallery
      – “Caitlin Keogh: Loose Ankles,” Bortolami Gallery
      – “Jonas Wood: Portraits,” Anton Kern Gallery
      – “Hans-Peter Feldmann,” 303 Gallery
      – “Thomas Schütte: Frauen,” Skarstedt Gallery
      – “Coming to Power: 25 Years of Sexually X-Plicit Art by Women,” Maccarone

October 14 
2PM – The Marrying Kind (George Cukor), Metrograph, 35mm
6:00PM – Everything Else (Natalia Almada), Walter Reade, DP
11:59PM – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (Ang Lee), AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13, 3-D/4K/120fps

October 15 
AM – “Agnes Martin” exhibit, Guggenheim
3:30PM – Jacques Rivette Shorts, Francesca Beale
      – Aux quatre coins (Jacques Rivette)
      – Le quadrille (Jacques Rivette)
      – Le divertissement (Jacques Rivette)
6PM – The Lost City of Z (James Gray), Alice Tully Hall, 35mm

October 16 
AM – “Lillian Schwartz: Pioneer of Computer Art” show, Magenta Plains
2PM – The Inside Story (Allan Dwan), Metrograph, 35mm
5:30PM – July Rain (Marlen Khutsiev), MoMA, 35mm

October 17 
12:10PM – Imponderable (Tony Oursler), MoMA, “5-D”
3PM – Ken Jacobs studio visiting

TIFF16 Hierarchy

Key
Saw at TIFF Proper (between Sept. 8-18)
Saw at Cannes, Berlinale, or Sundance
Saw at a TIFF pre-festival press screening
– Saw a screener of some kind


Tier 0 [A/A+]

Tier 1 [A-]
Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade) – 8.4
Nocturama (Bertrand Bonello) – 8.2

Tier 2 [B+]
Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt) – 7.4
Elle (Paul Verhoeven) – 7.3
The Dreamed Path (Angela Schanelec) – 7.1
Yourself and Yours (Hong Sang-soo) – 7.1
Paterson (Jim Jarmusch) – 7.1
The Death of Louis XIV (Albert Serra) – 7.0

Tier 3 [B]
A Quiet Passion (Terence Davies) – 6.9
The Human Surge (Eduardo Williams) – 6.9
Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas) – 6.6
La La Land (Damien Chazelle) – 6.6
Aquarius (Kleber Mendonça Filho) – 6.5
Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan) – 6.5
Safari (Ulrich Seidl) – 6.5
Kékszakállú (Gastón Solnicki) – 6.4
Mister Universo (Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimmel) – 6.4
The Salesman (Asghar Farhadi) – 6.4
Salt and Fire (Werner Herzog) – 6.2

Tier 4 [B-]
Hermia & Helena (Matías Piñeiro) – 6.1
Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve) – 6.0
Arrival (Denis Villeneuve) – 6.0
(re)ASSIGNMENT (Walter Hill) – 6.0
Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids (Jonathan Demme) – 6.0
Christine (Antonio Campos) – 6.0
Mimosas (Oliver Laxe) – 5.9
The Rehearsal (Alison Maclean) – 5.9
A Decent Woman (Lukas Valenta Rinner) – 5.8
Werewolf (Ashley McKenzie) – 5.8
Fire at Sea (Gianfranco Rosi) – 5.8
I Had Nowhere to Go (Douglas Gordon) – 5.8
Raw (Julia Ducournau) – 5.7
The Unknown Girl (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne) – 5.7
Dog Eat Dog (Paul Schrader) – 5.7
Harmonium (Kôji Fukada) – 5.6
Daguerrotype (Kiyoshi Kurosawa) – 5.5
I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach) – 5.5
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (Dash Shaw) – 5.5
Austerlitz (Sergei Loznitsa) – 5.4

Tier 5 [C+]
Searchers (Zacharias Kunuk) – 5.3
Sweet Dreams (Marco Bellocchio) – 5.3
The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez (Wim Wenders) – 5.2
The Ornithologist (João Pedro Rodrigues) – 5.1
Jackie (Pable Larraín) – 5.1
Graduation (Christian Mungiu) – 5.1
Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford) – 5.0
The Untamed (Amat Escalante) – 5.0
Sieranevada (Cristi Puiu) – 4.9
Moonlight (Barry Jenkins) – 4.9
By the Time it Gets Dark (Anocha Suwichakornpong) – 4.9
Ta’ang (Wang Bing) – 4.8
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (Steve James) – 4.8
The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook) – 4.8
My Life as a Courgette (Claude Barras) – 4.7
Free Fire (Ben Wheatley) – 4.6
The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography (Errol Morris) – 4.6

Tier 6 [C]
Ember (Zeki Demirkubuz) – 4.5
Neruda (Pablo Larraín) – 4.4
Una (Benedict Andrews) – 4.3
Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience (Terrence Malick) – 4.2
The Dreamed Ones (Ruth Beckermann) – 4.1
American Honey (Andrea Arnold) – 4.1
The Woman Who Left (Lav Diaz) – 4.1
Loving (Jeff Nichols) – 3.9

Tier 7 [C-]
Colossal (Nacho Vigalondo) – 3.5
Ma’ Rosa (Brillante Mendoza) – 3.4
Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey (Terrence Malick) – 3.3
The Bad Batch (Ana Lily Amirpour) – 3.2

Tier 8 [D+]
It’s Only the End of the World (Xavier Dolan) – 2.9
Message from the King (Fabrice du Welz) – 2.3

Tier 9 [D]

Tier 10 [D-]
Katie Says Goodbye (Wayne Roberts) – 1.0



Shorts [more or less ranked]
  – AS WITHOUT SO WITHIN (Manuela De Laborde)
  – Burning mountains that spew flame (Helena Girón & Samuel M. Delgado)
  – Incantati (Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub)
  – Ears, Nose and Throat (Kevin Jerome Everson)
  – I’ll Remember You as You Were, Not as What You’ll Become (Sky Hopinka)
  – The Hedonists (Jia Zhang-ke)
  – Venus Delta (Antoinette Zwirchmayr)
  – Flowers of the Sky (Janie Geiser)
  – Silueta Sangrienta (Ana Mendieta)
  – Untitled (Björn Kämmerer)
  – Cilaos (Camilo Restrepo)
  – Anima, Silueta de Cohetes (Firework Piece) (Ana Mendieta)
  – Indefinite Pitch (James N. Kienitz Wilkins)
  – A Brief History of Princess X (Gabriel Abrantes)
  – 350 MYA (Terra Long)
  – Ten Mornings Ten Evenings and One Horizon (Tomonari Nishikawa)
  – Foyer (Ismaïl Bahri)
  – 025 Sunset Red (Laida Lertxundi)
  – Luna e Santur (Joshua Gen Solondz)
  – Ayhan and me (belit sağ)
  – Nightlife (Cyprien Gaillard)
  – Dark Adaptation (Chris Gehman)
  – Children of Lir (Katherin McInnis)
  – The Watershow Extravaganza (Sophie Michael)
  – Strange Vision of Seeing Things (Ryan Ferko)
  – What’s New (Nina Könnemann)
  – An Aviation Field (Joana Pimenta)
  – Há Terra! (Ana Vaz)
  – Untitled, 1925 (Madi Piller)

is for Public
is for Combined
is for Free

September 8
9:00AM + Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan) – I can’t beat my disinterest in Hirokazu Kore-eda.
1:45PM – A Decent Woman (Lukas Valenta Rinner) – Love when a woman is decent.
5:00PM + Nocturama (Bertrand Bonello) – Hoping that it’ll be the same, only new.
11:59PM – Free Fire (Ben Wheatley) – The best things in life are free.

September 9
9:00AM – Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford) – Venice buzz.
12:15PM – Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey (Terrence Malick) – Lifetime pass after Knight of Cups.
3:30PM – Nightlife (Cyprien Gaillard) – 3D avant-garde.
7:00PM – Wavelengths 1: The Fire Within
      – Silueta Sangrienta (Ana Mendieta)
      + Há Terra! (Ana Vaz)
      – Venus Delta (Antoinette Zwirchmayr)
      – 025 Sunset Red (Laida Lertxundi)
      – Untitled, 1925 (Madi Piller)
      – Children of Lir (Katherin McInnis)
      – Burning mountains that spew flame (Helena Girón & Samuel M. Delgado)
      – Anima, Silueta de Cohetes (Firework Piece) (Ana Mendieta)

September 10
9:15AM – The Rehearsal (Alison Maclean) – NYFF.
1:15PM – Talent Lab Master Class #9: Bertrand Bonello – I’m moderating this. You should come. You’re not allowed.
4:15PM + Irma Vep (1996, Olivier Assayas) – One of the GOATs, only seen it on crappy DVD editions.
7:30PM – Wavelengths 2: Incantati
      – Incantati (Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub)
      – Cilaos (Camilo Restrepo)
      – An Aviation Field (Joana Pimenta)
      – Strange Vision of Seeing Things (Ryan Ferko)
      – Ears, Nose and Throat (Kevin Jerome Everson)
      – Ten Mornings Ten Evenings and One Horizon (Tomonari Nishikawa)
      – Luna e Santur (Joshua Gen Solondz)
10:45PM – Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience (Terrence Malick) 70mm. “Dear child…”

September 11
9:15AM – Una (Benedict Andrews) – My name is
11:30AM – Daughters of the Dust (1991, Julie Dash) – Dash.
3:15PM – (re)ASSIGNMENT (Walter Hill) – Hill, dream Weaver.
6:00PM – Wavelengths 3: Post-performance
      – Untitled (Björn Kämmerer)
      – What’s New (Nina Könnemann)
      – Foyer (Ismaïl Bahri)
      – 350 MYA (Terra Long)
      – I’ll Remember You as You Were, Not as What You’ll Become (Sky Hopinka)
      – Dark Adaptation (Chris Gehman)
      – The Watershow Extravaganza (Sophie Michael)
9:45PM + The Human Surge (Eduardo Williams) – Teddy. (It’s good.)

September 12
9:30PM – Daguerrotype (Kiyoshi Kurosawa) Creepy was robbed.
12:00PM – La La Land (Damien Chazelle) – Whiplash is a good movie.
3:00PM – Jackie (Pablo Larraín) – No.
6:30PM – Wavelengths 4: Indefinite
      – Flowers of the Sky (Janie Geiser)
      – Ayhan and me (belit sağ)
      – AS WITHOUT SO WITHIN (Manuela De Laborde)
      + Indefinite Pitch (James N. Kienitz Wilkins)
9:30PM – Neruda (Pablo Larraín) – Just…No.

September 13
9:15AM – Searchers (Zacharias Kunuk) – Hopefully better than the fast runner.
11:15AM – Katie Says Goodbye (Wayne Roberts) – Feels like I’m going to lose my mind.
6:30PM – I Had Nowhere to Go (Douglas Gordon) – Mekas.
9:30PM – Yourself and Yours (Hong Sang-soo) – Hong.

September 14
School Day. All of it.

September 15
9:00AM – The Untamed (Amat Escalante) – Well that escalanted quickly.
11:30AM – Message from the King (Fabrice du Welz) – Alléluia.
2:00PM – The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography (Errol Morris) – Morris.
5:45PM – Arrival (Denis Villeneuve) – I taught a sci-fi course this summer.
9:30PM – Salt and Fire (Werner Herzog) – Shannon + Herzog.

September 16
9:00AM – The Bad Batch (Ana Lily Amirpour) – Did someone say Southland Tales? (A Girl Walks Home… is bad btw)
2:30PM – Kékszakállú (Gastón Solnicki) – Some people I know liked Papirosen considerably more than I did.
5:20PM – Sully (Clint Eastwood) – I was either gonna see it now or never.
8:15PM – My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (Dash Shaw) – NYFF.

September 17
9:45AM – Ember (Zeki Demirkubuz) – First Demirkubuz.
12:30PM – Raw (Julia Ducournau) – Big Cannes omission, I’m told.
3:30PM – Mister Universo (Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimmel) – People seem to like it.
6:00PM – Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids (Jonathan Demme) – Demme god.
8:00PM – Colossal (Nacho Vigalondo) – Youth, hopefully.

September 18
9:00AM – The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez (Wim Wenders) – 3D disaster picture.
12:30PM – My Life as a Courgette (Claude Barras) – Sciamma, Quinzaine, 66 minutes.
3:45PM – Safari (Ulrich Seidl) – Feature length Unsere Afrikareise or gtfo.
6:00PM – Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (Steve James) – J-J-J-James.
9:15PM – The Ornithologist (João Pedro Rodrigues) – O Birdman.


Films that would be priorities for me if I hadn’t already seen them:
Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade) – 8.4
Nocturama (Bertrand Bonello) – 7.5
Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt) – 7.4
Elle (Paul Verhoeven) – 7.3
The Dreamed Path (Angela Schanelec) – 7.1
Paterson (Jim Jarmusch) – 7.1
The Death of Louis XIV (Albert Serra) – 7.0
Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan) – 7.0
A Quiet Passion (Terence Davies) – 6.9
The Human Surge (Eduardo Williams) – 6.9
Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas) – 6.6
Aquarius (Kleber Mendonça Filho) – 6.5
The Salesman (Asghar Farhadi) – 6.4
Hermia & Helena (Matías Piñeiro) – 6.1
Christine (Antonio Campos) – 6.0
Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve) – 6.0
Mimosas (Oliver Laxe) – 5.9
Werewolf (Ashley McKenzie) – 5.8
Fire at Sea (Gianfranco Rosi) – 5.8
The Unknown Girl (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne) – 5.7
Dog Eat Dog (Paul Schrader) – 5.7
Harmonium (Kôji Fukada) – 5.6
I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach) – 5.5
Austerlitz (Sergei Loznitsa) – 5.4
Sweet Dreams (Marco Bellocchio) – 5.3
Graduation (Christian Mungiu) – 5.1
Sieranevada (Cristi Puiu) – 4.9
Moonlight (Barry Jenkins) – 4.9
By the Time it Gets Dark (Anocha Suwichakornpong) – 4.9
Ta’ang (Wang Bing) – 4.8
The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook) – 4.8
The Dreamed Ones (Ruth Beckermann) – 4.1
American Honey (Andrea Arnold) – 4.1
The Woman Who Left (Lav Diaz) – 4.1
Loving (Jeff Nichols) – 3.9
Ma’ Rosa (Brillante Mendoza) – 3.4
It’s Only the End of the World (Xavier Dolan) – 2.9

Regrettable Omissions:
The Birth of a Nation (Nate Parker) – Opens in October.
Catfight (Onur Tukel) – Love cats.
Into the Inferno (Werner Herzog & Clive Oppenheimer) – Netflix October 28.

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 aight.
○ - I am seriously considering making an attempt to see this film.
📺 - This is a TV show.
⌛️ - This film is over 150 minutes long.
🍁 - This film is predominantly Canadian AFAICT.
® - This film has a Canadian distributor.
® - This film has a US distributor.
16mm, 35mm, 70mm - It'll be screened from a film print.
images - Triple D.

Colour coding:
NYFF - Main Selection only, sans Opening, Closing, and Centerpiece films.
SUNDANCE - Certain Movies.
BERLINALE - Films to Come.
CANNES - Ma' goodness.
LOCARNO - Ma' tías.
VENICE - Ma' lick.
NOTABLES - Bonello. Also, films by other filmmakers whose new work I actively anticipate (perhaps ill-advisedly) or that got good notices from another major festival (e.g. Rotterdam, BAFICI, SxSW, Tribeca, etc.).

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


Special Presentations (69; last year: 56)
The Age of Shadows (Kim Jee woon)
All I See is You (Marc Forster)
American Honey (Andrea Arnold) ⌛️ ® ®
American Pastoral (Ewan McGregor) ® ®
Asura: The City of Madness (Kim Sung-soo)
Barakah Meets Barakah (Mahmoud Sabbagh)
Barry (Vikram Gandhi) ®
Below Her Mouth (April Mullen) 🍁 ®
The Birth of a Nation (Nate Parker) ® ®
Birth of the Dragon (George Nolfi)
Bleed for This (Ben Younger) ®
The Bleeder (Philippe Falardeau) 🍁 ®
Blue Jay (Alex Lehmann)
Brain on Fire (Gerard Barrett) ® ®
Brimstone (Martin Koolhoven)
BrOTHERHOOD (Noel Clarke)
Burn Your Maps (Jordan Roberts) ®
Carrie Pilby (Susan Johnson)
Catfight (Onur Tukel) ○
Christine (Antonio Campos) ® ®
City of Tiny Lights (Pete Travis)
The Commune (Thomas Vinterberg)
A Death in the Gunj (Konkona Sensharma)
Denial (Mick Jackson) ® ®
The Duelist (Alexey Mizgirev) ®
Elle (Paul Verhoeven) ® ®
The Exception (David Leveaux)
Foreign Body (Raja Amari)
Frantz (François Ozon)
The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook) ® ®
Harmonium (Kôji Fukada) ® ®
I Am Not Madame Bovary (Feng Xiaogang)
I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach) ® ®
In Dubious Battle (James Franco)
It’s Only the End of the World (Xavier Dolan) 🍁 ® ® 35mm
The Journey (Nick Hamm)
King of the Dancehall (Nick Cannon)
La La Land (Damien Chazelle) ® ®
Leehom Wang’s Open Fire Concert Film (Homeboy Music, Inc.)
The Limehouse Golem (Juan Carlos Medina)
Lion (Garth Davis) ® ®
The Long Excuse (Miwa Nishikawa)
Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan) ® ®
Mascots (Christopher Guest) ®
Maudie (Aisling Walsh) ®
Mean Dreams (Nathan Morlando) 🍁 ®
Neruda (Pablo Larraín) ® ®
Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford) ® ®
The Oath (Baltasar Kormákur)
150 Milligrams (Emmanuelle Bercot) ®
Orphan (Arnaud des Pallières)
Paris Can Wait (Eleanor Coppola)
Paterson (Jim Jarmusch) ® ®
Rage (Sang-il Lee)
(re)ASSIGNMENT (Walter Hill) ○
The Salesman (Asghar Farhadi) ®
Salt and Fire (Werner Herzog)
Sing (Garth Jennings) ® ®
Souvenir (Bavo Defurne)
Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve) ® ®
Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade) ⌛️ ® ®
Trespass Against Us (Adam Smith) ® ®
Two Lovers and a Bear (Kim Nguyen) 🍁 ®
Una (Benedict Andrews)
Unless (Alan Gilsenan) ®
Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey (Terrence Malick)
Wakefield (Robin Swicord)
The Wasted Times (Cheng Er)
Weirdos (Bruce McDonald) 🍁 ®
Window Horses (The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming) (Ann Marie Fleming) 🍁 ®



TIFF Docs (37; last year: 30)
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (Steve James)
All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and The Spirit of I.F. Stone (Fred Peabody) 🍁 ®
Amanda Knox (Brian McGinn & Rod Blackhurst) ® ®
The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography (Errol Morris)
Beauties of the Night (María José Cuevas)
Bezness as Usual (Alex Pitstra)
Black Code (Nicholas de Pencier) 🍁 ®
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (John Scheinfeld)
The Cinema Travellers (Shirley Abraham & Amit Madheshiya)
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (Matt Tyrnauer)
Forever Pure (Maya Zinshtein)
Gaza Surf Club (Philip Gnadt & Mickey Yamine)
Giants of Africa (Hubert Davis) 🍁
Gimme Danger (Jim Jarmusch) ® ®
Girl Unbound (Erin Heidenreich)
Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee (Nanette Burstein)
I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck)
I Called Him Morgan (Kasper Collin) ®
In Exile (Tin Win Naing)
India in a Day (Richie Mehta)
An Insignificant Man (Khushboo Ranka & Vinay Shukla)
Into the Inferno (Werner Herzog & Clive Oppenheimer) ® ®
The Ivory Game (Kief Davidson & Richard Ladkani) ®
Karl Marx City (Petra Epperlein & Michael Tucker)
Mali Blues (Lutz Gregor)
Mostly Sunny (Dilip Mehta) 🍁 ®
Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory (Mohanad Yaqubi)
Politics, Instructions Manual (Fernando León de Aranoa)
The River of My Dreams (Brigitte Berman) 🍁
Rodnye (Close Relations) (Vitaly Mansky)
The 6th Beatle (Tony Guma & John Rose)
The Skyjacker’s Tale (Jamie Kastner) 🍁 ®
The Stairs (Hugh Gibson) 🍁
The Terry Kath Experience (Michelle Sinclair)
The Turning Point (Fisher Stevens)
The War Show (Andreas Dalsgaard & Obaidah Zytoon)
Water and Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, the Colours of Life (Fariborz Kamkari)



Contemporary World Cinema (35; last year: 60)
After Love (Joachim Lafosse) ®
The Animal’s Wife (Víctor Gaviria)
Apprentice (Boo Junfeng) ® ®
Aquarius (Kleber Mendonça Filho) ® ®
Ayiti Mon Amour (Guetty Felin)
Boundaries (Chloé Robichaud) 🍁 ®
Brooks, Meadows and Lovely Faces (Yousry Nasrallah)
Clair Obscur (Yeşim Ustaoğlu)
Death in Sarajevo (Danis Tanović)
A Decent Woman (Lukas Valenta Rinner)
Ember (Zeki Demirkubuz) ○
The Fixer (Adrian Sitaru)
Handsome Devil (John Butler)
Heaven Will Wait (Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar)
In Between (Maysaloun Hamoud)
Indivisible (Edoardo de Angelis)
Marie Curie, The Courage of Knowledge (Marie Noëlle)
Mister Universo (Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimmel)
Past Life (Avi Nesher)
The Patriarch (Lee Tamahori)
Pyromaniac (Erik Skjoldbjærg)
The Rehearsal (Alison Maclean) ®
The Road to Mandalay (Midi Z)
Santa & Andres (Carlos Lechuga)
Soul on a String (Zhang Yang)
Tamara and the Ladybug (Lucía Carreras)
Tramps (Adam Leon) ○
Vaya Akin (Omotoso)
We Are Never Alone (Petr Vaclav)
The Wedding Ring (Rahmatou Keïta)
White Sun (Deepak Rauniyar)
The Women’s Balcony (Emil Ben Shimon)
X Quinientos (Juan Andrés Arango) 🍁 ®
Zaćma: Blindness (Ryszard Bugajski) ®
Zoology (Ivan I. Tverdovsky)



Discovery (35; last year: 30)
ARQ (Tony Elliott) 🍁 ® ®
Blessed Benefit (Mahmoud al Massad)
Boys in the Trees (Nicholas Verso)
Divines (Houda Benyamina)
The Empty Box (Claudia Sainte-Luce)
The Fury of a Patient Man (Raúl Arévalo)
The Giant (Johannes Nyholm)
Godless (Ralitza Petrova)
Guilty Men (Iván D. Gaona)
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Juho Kuosmanen)
Heartstone (Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson)
Hello Destroyer (Kevan Funk) 🍁
Hunting Flies (Izer Aliu)
In the Blood (Rasmus Heisterberg)
In the Radiant City (Rachel Lambert)
Jean of the Joneses (Stella Meghie) 🍁 ®
Jeffrey (Yanillys Perez)
Jesús (Fernando Guzzoni)
Joe Cinque’s Consolation (Sotiris Dounoukos)
Kati Kati (Mbithi Masya)
Katie Says Goodbye (Wayne Roberts) ○
Flemish Heaven (Peter Monsaert)
The Levelling (Hope Dickson Leach)
Little Wing (Selma Vilhunen)
Mad World (Wong Chun)
Marija (Michael Koch)
Noces (Stephan Streker)
Old Stone (Johnny Ma) 🍁 ® ®
Park (Sofia Exarchou)
Prank (Vincent Biron) 🍁 ® ®
The Red Turtle (Michäel Dudok de Wit)
Sámi Blood (Amanda Kernell)
Sand Storm (Elite Zexer)
Werewolf (Ashley McKenzie) 🍁 ®
Wùlu (Daouda Coulibaly)



Masters (24; last year: 13)
After the Storm (Hirokazu Kore-eda) ®
Afterimage (Andrzej Wajda)
Anatomy of Violence (Deepa Mehta) 🍁
The Bait (Buddhadeb Dasgupta)
The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez (Wim Wenders) images
Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt) ® ®
Fire at Sea (Gianfranco Rosi) ® ®
Graduation (Christian Mungiu) ® ®
Hissein Habré, A Chadian Tragedy (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun) ® ®
J: Beyond Flamenco (Carlos Saura)
Julieta (Pedro Almodóvar) ® ®
Land of the Gods (Goran Paskaljević)
Ma’ Rosa (Brillante Mendoza)
The Net (Kim Ki-duk)
Never Ever (Benoît Jacquot)
Once Again (Adoor Gopalakrishnan)
Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas) ® ®
A Quiet Passion (Terence Davies) ®
Safari (Ulrich Seidl)
Sieranevada (Cristi Puiu) ⌛️ ®
Sweet Dreams (Marco Bellocchio)
The Unknown Girl (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne) ® ®
We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice (Alanis Obomsawin) 🍁 ⌛️ ® ®
Yourself and Yours (Hong Sang-soo)



Wavelengths (22; last year: 26, including shorts programs and installations)
Austerlitz (Sergei Loznitsa)
By the Time it Gets Dark (Anocha Suwichakornpong)
The Death of Louis XIV (Albert Serra) ® ®
The Dreamed Ones (Ruth Beckermann)
The Dreamed Path (Angela Schanelec)
General Report II. The New Abduction of Europe (Pere Portabella) ○
Hermia & Helena (Matías Piñeiro)
The Human Surge (Eduardo Williams)
I Had Nowhere to Go (Douglas Gordon)
Kékszakállú (Gastón Solnicki)
Mimosas (Oliver Laxe) ® ®
The Ornithologist (João Pedro Rodrigues)
Ta’ang (Wang Bing)
The Woman Who Left (Lav Diaz) ⌛️ ●

Wavelengths 1: The Fire Within
  – Silueta Sangrienta (Ana Mendieta)
  – Há Terra! (Ana Vaz) ●
  – Venus Delta (Antoinette Zwirchmayr) 16mm
  – 025 Sunset Red (Laida Lertxundi) 16mm
  – Untitled, 1925 (Madi Piller) 🍁
  – Children of Lir (Katherin McInnis)
  – Burning mountains that spew flame (Helena Girón & Samuel M. Delgado)
  – Anima, Silueta de Cohetes (Firework Piece) (Ana Mendieta)

Wavelengths 2: Incantati
  – Incantati (Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub)
  – Cilaos (Camilo Restrepo)
  – An Aviation Field (Joana Pimenta)
  – Strange Vision of Seeing Things (Ryan Ferko) 🍁
  – Ears, Nose and Throat (Kevin Jerome Everson)
  – Ten Mornings Ten Evenings and One Horizon (Tomonari Nishikawa) 16mm
  – Luna e Santur (Joshua Gen Solondz) 35mm

Wavelengths 3: Post-performance
  – Untitled (Björn Kämmerer) 35mm
  – What’s New (Nina Könnemann)
  – Foyer (Ismaïl Bahri)
  – 350 MYA (Terra Long) 🍁 16mm
  – I’ll Remember You as You Were, Not as What You’ll Become (Sky Hopinka)
  – Dark Adaptation (Chris Gehman) 🍁
  – The Watershow Extravaganza (Sophie Michael) 16mm

Wavelengths 4: Indefinite
  – Flowers of the Sky (Janie Geiser)
  – Ayhan and me (belit sağ)
  – AS WITHOUT SO WITHIN (Manuela De Laborde) 16mm
  – Indefinite Pitch (James N. Kienitz Wilkins) ●

Wavelengths Installations
  – Ana Mendieta: Siluetas (Ana Mendieta) – CONTACT Gallery ○
  – Nightlife (Cyprien Gaillard) – Lightbox Cinema 2 images
  – Rudzienko (Sharon Lockhart) – Gallery TPW ○
  – Singularity (Albert Serra) – 99 Sudbury ○



Gala Presentations (20; last year: 20)
Arrival (Denis Villeneuve) 🍁 ® ®
Deepwater Horizon (Peter Berg) ® ®
The Edge of Seventeen (Kelly Fremon) ® ®
The Headhunter’s Calling (Mark Williams) 🍁
The Journey is the Destination (Bronwen Hughes)
JT + The Tennessee Kids (Jonathan Demme)
LBJ (Rob Reiner)
Loving (Jeff Nichols) ® ®
The Magnificent Seven (Antoine Fuqua) ® ®
A Monster Calls (J.A. Bayona) ® ®
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (Joseph Cedar) ® ®
Planetarium (Rebecca Zlotowski)
The Promise (Terry George)
Queen of Katwe (Mira Nair) ® ®
The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America (Paul Dugdale)
The Secret Scripture (Jim Sheridan)
Snowden (Oliver Stone) ® ®
Strange Weather (Katherine Dieckmann)
Their Finest (Lone Scherfig)
A United Kingdom (Amma Asante)



Vanguard (13; last year: 15)
The Bad Batch (Ana Lily Amirpour) ®
Blind Sun (Joyce A. Nashawati)
Buster’s Mal Heart (Sarah Adina Smith)
Colossal (Nacho Vigalondo) ○
Godspeed (Chung Mong-Hong)
I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (Osgood Perkins) ® ®
Interchange (Dain Iskandar Said)
Message from the King (Fabrice Du Welz) ®
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (Dash Shaw)
Nelly (Anne Émond) 🍁 ®
Prevenge (Alice Lowe)
The Untamed (Amat Escalante)
WITHOUT NAME (Lorcan Finnegan)



Platform (12; last year: 12)
Daguerrotype (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
Goldstone (Ivan Sen)
Heal the Living (Katell Quillévéré)
Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait (Khyentse Norbu)
Home (Fien Troch)
Jackie (Pablo Larraín)
Lady Macbeth (William Oldroyd)
Layla M. (Mijke de Jong)
Maliglutit (Searchers) (Zacharias Kunuk) 🍁 ®
Moonlight (Barry Jenkins) ®
Nocturama (Bertrand Bonello)
Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves (Mathieu Denis & Simon Lavoie) 🍁 ⌛️ ®



TIFF Cinematheque (11; last year: 9)
The Battle of Algiers (1966, Gillo Pontecorvo) ★
A Cool Sound from Hell (1959, Sidney J. Furie) 🍁 ○
Daughters of the Dust (1991, Julie Dash) ○
General Report on Certain Matters of Interest for a Public Screening (1977, Pere Portabella) ⌛️ ○
The Horse Thief (1986, Tian Zhuangzhuang) 35mm
Irma Vep (1996, Olivier Assayas) ★
Lumière! (Auguste & Louis Lumière) ○
One-Eyed Jacks (1961, Marlon Brando) ○
One Sings, the Other Doesn’t (1977, Agnès Varda) ○
Pan’s Labyrinth (2006, Guillermo del Toro) ●
Something Wild (1986, Jonathan Demme) 35mm



Midnight Madness (10; last year: 10)
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (André Øvredal) ®
The Belko Experiment (Greg McLean)
Blair Witch (Adam Wingard) ® ®
Dog Eat Dog (Paul Schrader) ® ®
Free Fire (Ben Wheatley) ® ®
The Girl with All the Gifts (Colm McCarthy) ® ®
Headshot (Kimo Stamboel & Timo Tjahjanto)
Rats (Morgan Spurlock) ®
Raw (Julia Ducournau) ®
Sadako vs. Kayako (Kôji Shiraishi) ® ®



City to City: Lagos (last year: 8)
The Arbitration (Niyi Akinmolayan)
Green White Green (Abba Makama)
Just Not Married (Uduak-Obong Patrick)
93 Days (Steve Gukas)
Okafor’s Law (Omoni Oboli)
76 (Izu Ojukwu)
Taxi Driver (Daniel Emeke Oriahi)
The Wedding Party (Kemi Adetiba)



Primetime (5; last year: 6)
Black Mirror [episodes: San Junipero and Nosedive] (Owen Harris & Joe Wright) 📺
nirvanna the band the show [three episodes] (Matt Johnson) 🍁 📺 ® ®
Transparent [episodes: 1, 2 and 3] (Jill Soloway & Silas Howard) 📺
Tuko Macho [two episodes] (Jim Chuchu) 📺
Wasteland [complete miniseries] (Ivan Zachariáš & Alice Nellis) 📺



TIFF Kids (4; last year: 4)
The Day My Father Became a Bush (Nicole van Kilsdonk)
The Eagle Huntress (Otto Bell)
Miss Impossible (Emilie Deleuze)
My Life as a Courgette (Claude Barras)



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



Tier 1 (A- / A)
Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade) – 8.4

Tier 2 (B+)
Elle (Paul Verhoeven) – 7.3
Paterson (Jim Jarmusch) – 7.1
The Death of Louis XIV (Albert Serra) – 7.0

Tier 3 (B)
Slack Bay (Bruno Dumont) – 6.9
Momotaro, Sacred Sailors (1945, Mitsuyo Seo) – 6.8
Staying Vertical (Alain Guiraudie) – 6.6
Aquarius (Kleber Mendonça Filho) – 6.5
Beyond the Mountains and Hills (Eran Kolirin) – 6.5
The Salesman (Asghar Farhadi) – 6.4
Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas) – 6.3
Risk (Laura Poitras) – 6.2

Tier 4 (B-)
The Park (Damien Manivel) – 6.1
Happy Times Will Come Soon (Alessandro Comodin) – 6.0
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Juho Kuosmanen) – 6.0
Mimosas (Oliver Laxe) – 5.9
Dog Eat Dog (Paul Schrader) – 5.7
The Unknown Girl (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne) – 5.7
Harmonium (Kôji Fukada) – 5.6
Le Cancre (Paul Vecchiali) – 5.5
I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach) – 5.5
Café Society (Woody Allen) – 5.4

Tier 5 (C+)
Sweet Dreams (Marco Bellocchio) – 5.3
The Red Turtle (Michäel Dudok de Wit) – 5.2
Wolf and Sheep (Shahrbanoo Sadat) – 5.1
Graduation (Christian Mungiu) – 5.1
Julieta (Pedro Almodóvar) – 5.0
Diamond Island (Davy Chou) – 5.0
Sieranevada (Cristi Puiu) – 4.9
The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook) – 4.8
The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn) – 4.7

Tier 6 (C)
The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis (Francisco Márquez & Andrea Testa) – 4.5
In Bed with Victoria (Justine Triet) – 4.5
Exile (Rithy Panh) – 4.4
American Honey (Andrea Arnold) – 4.1
Loving (Jeff Nichols) – 3.9

Tier 7 (C-)
From the Land of the Moon (Nicole Garcia) – 3.6
Dogs (Bogdan Mirica) – 3.5
Ma’ Rosa (Brillante Mendoza) – 3.4
The Transfiguration (Michael O’Shea) – 3.1

Tier 8 (D+)
It’s Only the End of the World (Xavier Dolan) – 2.9
The Last Face (Sean Penn) – 2.2

May 11
10:00 AM – Café Society (Woody Allen), Debussy
7:00 PM – Sieranevada (Cristi Puiu), Debussy

May 12
8:30 AM – Staying Vertical (Alain Guiraudie), Lumiere
2:30 PM – In Bed with Victoria (Justine Triet), Miramar
7:00 PM – Sweet Dreams (Marco Bellocchio), Theatre Croisette

May 13
8:30 AM – Slack Bay (Bruno Dumont), Lumiere
1:00 PM – Exile (Rithy Panh), Bazin
3:15 PM – Momotaro, Sacred Sailors (1945, Mitsuyo Seo), Buñuel
7:00 PM – Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade), Debussy

May 14
8:30 AM – The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook), Lumiere
11:30 AM – The Transfiguration (Michael O’Shea), Debussy
2:15 PM – Happy Times Will Come Soon (Alessandro Comodin), Miramar
7:00 PM – American Honey (Andrea Arnold), Debussy
10:15 PM – Harmonium (Kôji Fukada), Debussy

May 15
8:30 AM – From the Land of the Moon (Nicole Garcia), Lumiere
11:15 AM – Dogs (Bogdan Mirica), Debussy
2:00 PM – Beyond the Mountains and Hills (Eran Kolirin), Debussy

7:00 PM – Paterson (Jim Jarmusch), Debussy

May 16
8:30 AM – Loving (Jeff Nichols), Lumiere
11:30 AM – Mimosas (Oliver Laxe), Miramar
2:20 PM – Wolf and Sheep (Shahrbanoo Sadat), Theatre Croisette
7:00 PM – Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas), Debussy

May 17
8:30 AM – Julieta (Pedro Almodóvar), Lumiere
1:00 PM – Aquarius (Kleber Mendonça Filho), Buñuel
7:00 PM – Ma’ Rosa (Brillante Mendoza), Debussy
10:30 PM – The Park (Damien Manivel), Arcades 2

May 18
8:30 AM – The Unknown Girl (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne), Lumiere
1:00 PM – Le Cancre (Paul Vecchiali), Bazin
4:45 PM – The Red Turtle (Michäel Dudok de Wit), Debussy
9:30 PM – It’s Only the End of the World (Xavier Dolan), Bazin

May 19
8:30 AM – Graduation (Christian Mungiu), Lumiere
1:00 PM – The Death of Louis XIV (Albert Serra), Bazin
6:00 PM – Risk (Laura Poitras),Theatre Croisette
10:00 PM – The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn), Bazin

May 20
8:45 AM – Dog Eat Dog (Paul Schrader), Theatre Croisette
11:00 AM – Diamond Island (Davy Chou), Miramar
4:30 PM – The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis (Francisco Márquez & Andrea Testa), Debussy
7:00 PM – The Salesman (Asghar Farhadi), Debussy

May 21
8:30 AM – Elle (Paul Verhoeven), Lumiere
11:45 AM – The Last Face (Sean Penn), Soixantième
7:00 PM – The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Juho Kuosmanen), Debussy

May 22
11:15 AM – I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach), Debussy



Regrettable omissions
Neruda (Pablo Larraín)
Wrong Elements (Jonathan Littell)
Endless Poetry (Alejandro Jodorowsky)
Raw (Julia Ducournau )
After the Storm (Hirokazu Kore-eda)
Hell or High Water (David Mackenzie)
From the Diary of a Wedding Photographer (Nadav Lapid)



I’ll see it soon enough
The BFG (Steven Spielberg)
The Nice Guys (Shane Black)
Money Monster (Jodie Foster)
The Wailing (Na Hong-jin)

Key
Seen during the Berlinale or Woche der Kritik (between Feb. 11-21)
Seen at some other festival or venue [new films only]


Tier 0 & 1

Tier 2
Sixty Six (Lewis Klahr)

Tier 3
A Quiet Passion (Terence Davies)
Homo Sapiens (Nikolaus Geyrhalter)
Creepy (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
Little Men (Ira Sachs)
Marble Ass (1995, Želimir Žilnik)
A Dragon Arrives! (Mani Haghighi)
Kate Plays Christine (Robert Greene)
Being 17 (André Téchiné)
Rio Corgo (Sergio da Costa & Maya Kosa)

Tier 4
Short Stay (Ted Fendt)
Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve)
Crosscurrent (Yang Chao)
Cosmos (Andrzej Zulawski)
The Wounded Angel (Emir Baigazin)
The Lost Angel (1966, Ralf Kirsten)
Invention (Mark Lewis)
Fire at Sea (Gianfranco Rosi)
88:88 (Isiah Medina)
Much Ado About Nothing (Alejandro Fernández Almendras)
How Heavy This Hammer (Kazik Radwanski)
Havarie (Philip Scheffner)
Carla (1965, Herrmann Zschoche)
Despite the Night (Philippe Grandrieux)
Indignation (James Schamus)

Tier 5
The End (Guillaume Nicloux)
The Son of Joseph (Eugène Green)
Boris Without Béatrice (Denis Côté)
Maggie’s Plan (Rebecca Miller)
Tempestad (Tatiana Huezo)
Hail, Caesar! (Joel & Ethan Coen)
Chi-Raq (Spike Lee)
Tales of Two Who Dreamt (Andrea Bussmann & Nicolás Pereda)
A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery (Lav Diaz)
Midnight Special (Jeff Nichols)
The Road Back (1937, James Whale)
Where To Invade Next (Michael Moore)
Life After Life (Zhang Hanyi)
Ta’ang (Wang Bing)
Eldorado XXI (Salomé Lamas)
The Meadow of Things (1988, Heinz Emigholz)
Saint Amour (Benoît Delépine & Gustave Kervern)
Blue Dress (Igor Minaev)
Elixir (Daniil Zinchenko)
Illegitimate (Adrian Sitaru)
City of Jade (Midi Z)

Tier 6
Don’t Blink – Robert Frank (Laura Israel)
United States of Love (Tomasz Wasilewski)
Lily Lane (Bence Fliegauf)
Letters from War (Ivo M. Ferreira)
The Dreamed Ones (Ruth Beckermann)
The Illinois Parables (Deborah Stratman)

Tier 7
Depth Two (Ognjen Glavonić)

Tier 8
Soy Nero (Rafi Pitts)

Tier 9

Tier 10
Fantastic (Offer Egozy)

February 11
12PM – Hail, Caesar! (Joel & Ethan Coen)
3:30PM – Lily Lane (Bence Fliegauf)
5:30PM – Tempestad (Tatiana Huezo)
9PM – Homo Sapiens (Nikolaus Geyrhalter)

February 12
9:30AM – Short Stay (Ted Fendt)
12PM – Midnight Special (Jeff Nichols)
3:15PM – Boris Without Béatrice (Denis Côté)
6:30PM – Creepy (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)

February 13
9AM – Fire at Sea (Gianfranco Rosi)
12PM – Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve)
4PM – Eldorado XXI (Salomé Lamas)
7:30PM – A Quiet Passion (Terence Davies)
10:30PM – The Son of Joseph (Eugène Green) [Public]

February 14
9AM – Letters from War (Ivo M. Ferreira)
3:30PM – Being 17 (André Téchiné)
7:00PM – Carla [Uncensored 1990 restoration] (1965, Herrmann Zschoche) [Public]

February 15
11AM – Havarie (Philip Scheffner) [Public]
3PM – Crosscurrent (Yang Chao)
5:30PM – Fantastic (Offer Egozy)
10PM – Elixir (Daniil Zinchenko) [Public]

February 16
9AM – Soy Nero (Rafi Pitts)
1:20PM – The Wounded Angel (Emir Baigazin)
5:30PM – Illegitimate (Adrian Sitaru)
7:30PM – The End (Guillaume Nicloux)
10PM – The Meadow of Things (1988, Heinz Emigholz) [Public]

February 17
10:30AM – Ta’ang (Wang Bing) [Public]
3:30PM – The Dreamed Ones (Ruth Beckermann)
5:30PM – Depth Two (Ognjen Glavonić)
7:30PM – Rio Corgo (Sergio da Costa & Maya Kosa) [Public]
10:30PM – Much Ado About Nothing (Alejandro Fernández Almendras)

February 18
9:30AM – A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery (Lav Diaz)

February 19
12PM – Saint Amour (Benoît Delépine & Gustave Kervern)
3:15PM – A Dragon Arrives! (Mani Haghighi)
7:15PM – Tales of Two Who Dreamt (Andrea Bussmann & Nicolás Pereda) [Public]
11PM – Marble Ass (1995, Želimir Žilnik) [Public]

February 20
12PM – The Road Back (1937, James Whale) [Public]
3PM – The Lost Angel (1966, Ralf Kirsten) preceded by Memento (1966, Karlheinz Mund) [Public]
7PM – Life After Life (Zhang Hanyi) [Public]
9:30PM – City of Jade (Midi Z) [Public]

February 21
10AM – Blue Dress (Igor Minaev) followed by Vapour (Apichatpong Weerasethakul) [Public]
4PM – Despite the Night (Philippe Grandrieux) [Public]
8PM – +88:88 (Isiah Medina) [Public]
10:30PM – United States of Love (Tomasz Wasilewski) [Public]

January 22
7:00PM – Morris from America (Chad Hartigan)
9:30PM – Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Taika Waititi) [Public]

January 23
10:00AM – Operation Avalanche (Matt Johnson)
12:00PM – Tallulah (Siân Heder) [Public]
3:00PM – Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan) [Public]
9:45PM – Love & Friendship (Whit Stillman) [Public]
11:30PM – The Eyes of My Mother (Nicolas Pesce) [Public]

January 24
11:30AM – Christine (Antonio Campos)
3:30PM – Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt) [Public]
6:00PM – The Land of the Enlightened (Pieter-Jan De Pue) [Public]
8:30PM – 31 (Rob Zombie) [Public]

January 25
8:30AM – Dark Night (Tim Sutton)
12:00PM – The Fits (Anna Rose Holmer) [Public]
2:30PM – Wiener-Dog (Todd Solondz)
7:00PM – Indignation (James Schamus)
9:30PM – Complete Unknown (Joshua Marston) [Public]

January 26
9:00AM – Little Men (Ira Sachs)

Also, elsewhere
…   – Kate Plays Christine (Robert Greene)
…   – The Illinois Parables (Deborah Stratman)

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