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2021 Watchlist

175 films

  • About Time
  • Adam
  • Adventureland
  • Amélie
  • American Splendor

The Corporate Indie™ Canon

186 films

A place for all things twee and quirky.

Inspired by titles I was trying to remember for my review of…

  • Dim the Fluorescents
  • The Double
  • Self-Criticism of a Bourgeois Dog
  • Cosmopolis
  • A Bread Factory Part Two: Walk with Me a While

Best of Our Dumb Decade 2010-2019

100 films

Update 8/21/21: Added La Flor (Mariano Llinás, 2016), Technoboss (João Nicolau, 2019), Por el dinero (Alejo Moguillansky, 2019)

Also, sidenote:…

  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Arizona Dream
  • Henry Fool
  • The Golden Boat
  • A Zed & Two Noughts

Top 100

100 films

One film per director. Top ten are definitive, the rest organized loosely.

Updated 8/21/21: Added Technoboss (2019, João Nicolau)

  • Trees
  • All You Can Eat Buddha
  • Androids Dream
  • Arabian Nights
  • Aren't You Happy?

Notes Toward a New Fabulism

107 films

A very provisional attempt to curate the (intentionally) loosely-defined parameters of what I see as an emerging positive trend in…

  • Pickpocket
  • As Bodas de Deus
  • Light Sleeper
  • American Gigolo
  • Crime and Punishment

The Pickpocket Ending

8 films

Who did it best?

I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting, let me know.

  • The Adolescent
  • The Arc
  • The Big Blue
  • The Cloud of Unknowing
  • A Hero of Our Time

The Unfindables

18 films

At a time when it seems like nearly everything can be found online if you look hard enough, these are…

  • Duelle
  • Le Pont du Nord
  • Up, Down, Fragile
  • Love on the Ground
  • Merry-Go-Round

Jacques Rivette Ranked

17 films

It probably isn't a coincidence that the ones I rate the highest are also the closest to two hours long,…

  • The Age of the Medici
  • Amour Fou
  • Andrei Rublev
  • An Angel at My Table
  • The Arbor
  • Hail Mary
  • First Name: Carmen
  • Detective
  • Pierrot le Fou
  • Alphaville

Hal Hartley Addendum

103 films

Just a list of films that Hal Hartley has cited as influences and/or favorites.

Sources cited in the notes.

  • Day of the Idiots
  • Malina
  • The Rose King
  • Two
  • This Night

Werner Schroeter: Dandy of the Underground

11 films

"'Werner Schroeter will one day have a place in the history of film that I would describe in literature as…

  • Eight Hours Don't Make a Day
  • The Third Generation
  • Katzelmacher
  • Despair
  • Beware of a Holy Whore


37 films