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  • Karnan
  • El Planeta
  • Malmkrog
  • Splinters
  • Minari

2021: Ranked

12 films

  • Sherlock, Jr.
  • A Page of Madness
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Man with a Movie Camera
  • Dishonored

Illy's Canon

110 films

Initially began with a top 25 in December 2017. Updated every 4 months.

Updates: April 2018: Added Persona, Woman in…

  • Wife of a Spy
  • Uppercase Print
  • Isabella
  • The Calming
  • The Metamorphosis of Birds

2021: Watchlist

16 films

Currently just 2020 premieres and Berlinale titles which interest me.

  • The Rose of Rhodesia
  • The Will
  • Mr. Omar
  • The Black Market
  • African Jim

African Cinema

540 films

Master list of African films that I've seen and/or am interested in seeing. To be updated constantly. Focus is on…

  • Exiled
  • Don't Go Breaking My Heart
  • Sparrow
  • Vengeance
  • Romancing in Thin Air

Johnnie To: Ranked

19 films

A work in progress

  • Raging Bull
  • Love Massacre
  • Blow Out
  • The Thing
  • Losing Ground

1980's Canon

30 films

Listed in order of release date.

  • GoodFellas
  • Dreams
  • Close-Up
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • JFK

1990's Canon

42 films

My favorites of the '90s, listed in order of release date.

  • Behind the Yellow Line
  • The Seventh Curse
  • As Tears Go By
  • Last Romance
  • Doubles Cause Troubles
  • Vitalina Varela
  • High Life
  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • Silence
  • Homeland: Iraq Year Zero
  • The Will
  • Restless Blood
  • In the Palm of Your Hand
  • Life or Death
  • A Glass and a Cigarette
  • A Page of Madness
  • Man with a Movie Camera
  • Dishonored
  • Vampyr
  • Cat People

Vibes

161 films

No logic, just a feel for favorite atmospheres.

  • Vitalina Varela
  • This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection
  • To the Ends of the Earth
  • Still Processing
  • A Story from Africa

2020: Ranked

129 films

This is the first time that I'm integrating short films, since I've seen a lot more of them this year.…