2018 new to me

Pretty much all criterion / filmstruck (rip) and so pre-canonized. Still, major discoveries for this viewer.

Some notable re-discoveries or re-appreciations:

Woman Under the Influence: the peak of Cassavetes unique approach to story and performance

North by Northwest: never would have thought this would edge out the stellar Jimmy Stewart Hitchcocks from the same decade, but yeah, this is my new favorite Hitch

Rio Bravo: my favorite Western, my favorite Hawks, possibly my choice for greatest film of all time

  • Hoop Dreams

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  • Opening Night

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  • To Be or Not to Be

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  • A Brighter Summer Day

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  • West Side Story

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  • Johnny Guitar

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  • On Dangerous Ground

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  • Brief Encounter

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  • Day for Night

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  • Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

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