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KDramas, ranked

17 films

KDramas I've seen thus far, roughly ranked. 1-9 are probably the upper/recommended tier.

  • Café Lumière
  • Marseille
  • La Notte
  • In the City of Sylvia
  • Isadora's Children

Slow City Exploration

16 films

leisurely explorations/meditations through cities, often wordless at least in part, sometimes mysterious, slowing down the surrounding hustle & bustle, deciphering architecture,…

  • Barren Illusion
  • Pulse
  • To the Ends of the Earth
  • Cure
  • Seventh Code

Kiyoshi Kurosawa

27 films

all of these probably deserve a "heart" because even in his weaker works, there's always at least one or two…

  • On the Beach at Night Alone
  • Hotel by the River
  • Right Now, Wrong Then
  • Oki's Movie
  • Nobody's Daughter Haewon

Hong Sang-soo, ranked

25 films

need to rewatch a few of these – I predict that Kangwon Province and Tale of Cinema would probably move…

  • Long Day's Journey Into Night
  • Hotel by the River
  • Our Time
  • Drift
  • First Reformed

2018 Top 50 & Year-End Miscellanea

50 films

as always, ranking somewhat arbitrary, 2018 world premiere or 2017 WP as they became available to me. pretty good year…

  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • Phantom Thread
  • Song to Song
  • Personal Shopper
  • On the Beach at Night Alone

Best of 2017

31 films

favorite motion picture objects that I saw for the first time in and could not have conceivably seen before 2017…

  • Céline and Julie Go Boating
  • Duelle
  • La Belle Noiseuse
  • The Gang of Four
  • Out 1

Jacques Rivette Ranked (in progress)

18 films

the master of mischief!!!

  • To the Ends of the Earth
  • A Hidden Life
  • Asako I & II
  • Uncut Gems
  • The Souvenir

2019 faves

25 films

'new to me' i.e. world premiere or became available to me in 2019. US theatrical releases such as Long Day's…

  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
  • Stray Dogs
  • Knight of Cups
  • Phantom Thread
  • Cemetery of Splendor

2010s faves

50 films

first 10-15ish are vaguely in order, then the rest is a grab bag. as always, still/forever playing catchup.

  • Stray Dogs
  • Vive L'Amour
  • The Wayward Cloud
  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn
  • Face

I'm A Tsai Guy

10 films

films of Tsai Ming-liang, ranked! or an attempt to anyways, not that it makes a difference really because they're all…

  • Under the Skin
  • Nocturama
  • Jauja
  • Werckmeister Harmonies
  • The Devil, Probably


33 films

movies with super good walkin' in them!!!!

  • The Territory
  • Nomad
  • For the Plasma
  • All the Vermeers in New York
  • The Scenic Route

Liminal Affect

14 films

Inspired by my viewing of Nomad – films in which the normal, cliché, and every day occurrences/tropes are rendered into…