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¶ Your Top First Viewings of 2018

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¶ Your Top First Viewings of 2018

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Post by Perception de Ambiguity » December 28th, 2018, 5:44 pm

What were your favorite films watched for the first time during 2018?

Mine:
[as a pretty letterboxd list: https://letterboxd.com/systematicer/lis ... s-of-2018/]

  1. Naked Spaces: Living Is Round (Trinh T. Minh-ha, 1985)
  2. Rohfilm (w&b hein aka Wilhelm Hein & Birgit Hein, 1968)
  3. Illuminated Texts (R. Bruce Elder, 1982)
  4. Acht Stunden sind kein Tag (RWF, 1972–1973)
  5. La société du spectacle / The Society of the Spectacle (Guy Debord, 1974)
  6. Caniba (Verena Paravel & Lucien Castaing-Taylor, 2017)
  7. Hitler, ein Film aus Deutschland (Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, 1977)
  8. جاگو ہوا سویرا‎ / Day shall Dawn / Jago Hua Savera (Aeejay Kardar / A.J. Kardar, 1959)
  9. La dialectique peut-elle casser des briques? / Can Dialectics Break Bricks? (René Viénet, 1973)
  10. 625 (w&b hein aka Wilhelm Hein & Birgit Hein, 1969)
  11. Please Vote For Me (Weijun Chen, 2007)
  12. Passion (Jürgen Reble, 1990)
  13. Visa de censure n° X (Pierre Clémenti, 1967)
  14. The Square (Ruben Östlund, 2017)
  15. Nathan for You: Seasons 1-4 (Nathan Fielder, 2013-2017)
  16. Incidence of Catastrophe (Gary Hill, 1988)
  17. La muralla verde / The Green Wall (Armando Robles Godoy, 1969)
  18. Profit & nothing but! or impolite thoughts on the class struggle (Raoul Peck, 2001)
  19. 決裂 / Breaking with Old Ideas (People's Republic of China, 1976)
  20. Undergångens arkitektur / Architektur des Untergangs / The Architecture of Doom (Peter Cohen, 1989)
  21. Bruits d'images aux fenêtres d'osmin (Jakobois, 1984)
  22. Kusama's Self-Obliteration (Jud Yalkut, 1967)
  23. Baal (Volker Schlöndorff; 1970)
  24. Ace of Light (Dennis Pies, 1984)
  25. Lamentations a Monument for the Dead World (R. Bruce Elder, 1985)
  26. Performer/Audience/Mirror (Dan Graham, 1975)
  27. 西部来的人 / The Man From Island West (Huang Ming-chuan, 1991)
  28. Zama (Lucrecia Martel, 2017)
  29. La révolution n'est qu'un début. Continuons le combat (Pierre Clémenti, 1968)
  30. The Cambodian Room: Situations with Antoine D'Agata (Tommaso Lusena & Giuseppe Schillaci, 2009)
  31. ドキュメント路上 / On the Road: A Document (Noriaki Tsuchimoto, 1964)
  32. Somniloquies (Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Verena Paravel, 2017)
  33. 忍ぶ川 / The Long Darkness / Shinobugawa (Kei Kumai, 1972)
  34. Inca Light (Robert E. Fulton III, 1972)
  35. If You Stand with Your Back to the Slowing of the Speed of Light in Water (Julie Murray, 1997)
  36. Tableau noir / Tableau Noir - Eine Zwergschule in den Bergen (Yves Yersin, 2013)
  37. 寶島大夢 / Bodo (Huang Ming-chuan, 1994)
  38. 犬 (Isle) ヶ (of) 島 (Dogs) (Wes Anderson, 2018)
  39. Phantom Thread (PTA, 2017)
  40. ดาวคะนอง / By the Time It Gets Dark (anocha suwichakornpong, 2016)
  41. Steven Wright: Wicker Chairs and Gravity (Walter C. Miller & Dean Parisot, 1990)
  42. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (the Koan bros, 2018)
  43. Ruke ljubičastih daljina / Hands of Purple Distances (Sava Trifković, 1962)
  44. 寄生虫の一夜 / The Midnight Parasite (久里洋二 / Yōji Kuri, 1972)
  45. Polaroids (Péter Lichter, 2015)
  46. 祖谷物語 -おくのひと- / The Tale of Iya - A Man in the Heart of the Mountains (Tetsuichirô Tsuta, 2013)
  47. Twice a Man (Gregory J. Markopoulos, 1964)
  48. Razredni sovražnik / Class Enemy (Rok Biček, 2013)
  49. In a Summer Garden (Larry Jordan/Lawrence Jordan, 1982)
  50. گاو / The Cow / Gaav (Dariush Mehrjui, 1969)
  51. Sickfuckpeople (Juri Rechinsky, 2013)
  52. First Contact (Robin Anderson & Bob Connolly 1982)
  53. Oddsac (Danny Perez, 2010)
  54. 黑暗之光 / Darkness and Light (Chang Tso-chi, 1999)
  55. Koko, le gorille qui parle / Koko, a Talking Gorilla (Barbet Schroeder, 1978)
  56. Ahlat Ağacı / The Wild Pear Tree (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2018)
  57. Japan: Earth's Enchanted Islands / Wild Japan (various, 2015)
  58. 喰べた人 / The Person Who Is Eaten (Nobuhiko Obayashi (possibly), 1963)
  59. Connections (1978)
  60. D'autres mondes / Other Worlds (Jan Kounen, 2004)
  61. 水の女 / Woman of Water (Hidenori Sugimori, 2002)
  62. Social Life of Small Urban Spaces (William H. Whyte, 1980)
  63. Mysterious Journey (Jordan Belson, 1997)
  64. A Ghost Story (A Scared Sheetless Production, 2017)
  65. Comment Yukong déplaça les montagnes / How Yukong Moved the Mountains (the Ivens (& Co.), 1977)
  66. Delivery Man (Emily Hubley, 1982)
  67. Breaker (Philippe McKie, 2017)
  68. Viscera (Leighton Pierce, 2006)
  69. 7362 (Pat O'Neill, 1967)
  70. Impetigo (James Duesing, 1983)
  71. Tiger Girl (Jakob Lass, 2017)
  72. Обломок империи / A Fragment of Empire / Fragments of Empire (Fridrikh Ermler, 1929)
  73. Kazetta / Cassette (Péter Lichter, 2011)
  74. The Man with the 7 Second Memory (Jane Treays, 2005)
  75. Нелюбовь / Loveless (Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2017)
  76. Svi severni gradovi / All the Cities of the North (Dane Komljen, 2016)
  77. Rivers and Tides (Thomas Riedelsheimer, 2001)
  78. De zee die denkt / The Sea That Thinks (Gert de Graaff, 2000)
  79. Away (Peter Mettler, 2007)
  80. Hyper-Reality (Keiichi Matsuda, 2016)
  81. Le nouveau testament / The New Testament (Sacha Guitry, 1936)
  82. Le 17e parallèle: La guerre du peuple / 17th Parallel: Vietnam in War (Joris & Marceline Loridan Ivens, 1968)
  83. Akran (Richard Myers, 1969)
  84. The Bathroom (久里洋二 / Yōji Kuri, 1970)
  85. Night Light (Larry Jordan, 2017)
  86. Flesh Flows (Adam Beckett, 1974)
  87. Flow (Lichun Tseng, 2013)
  88. Commodity City (Jessica Kingdon, 2017)
  89. Notre nazi / Unser Nazi / Our Nazi (Robert Kramer, 1984)
  90. Annihilation (Alex Garland, 2018)
  91. Juste la fin du monde / It's Only the End of the World (Xavier Dolan, 2016)
  92. Life Is Flashing Before Your Eyes (Vincent Collins, 1984)
  93. Hao si bu ru lai huo zhe / To Live Is Better Than To Die / Better to Live On (Weijun Chen, 2003)
  94. Bonobo People (NHK Japan Broadcast Corporation, 1993)
  95. Kanzi: An Ape of Genius (for the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, 1993)
  96. 송환 / Repatriation / Songhwan (Kim Dong-won, 2003)
  97. Ghost Cell (Antoine Delacharlery, 2015)
  98. আসা যাওয়ার মাঝে / Labour of Love (Aditya Vikram Sengupta, 2014)
  99. Lang (Lichun Tseng, 2013)
  100. Tale Enclosure (Gary Hill, 1985)
  101. San male balerine / The Dream of the Little Ballerina (Branko Bauer, 1954)
  102. 초록물고기 / Green Fish (Lee Chang-dong, 1997)
  103. La marge / The Margin / The Streetwalker (Walerian Borowczyk, 1976)
  104. The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)
  105. 我不是潘金莲 / I Am Not Madame Bovary (Feng Xiaogang, 2016)
  106. You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay, 2017)
  107. Videograms (Gary Hill, 1981)
  108. Starred Up (David Mackenzie, 2013)
  109. Pink Floyd: The Wall (Alan Parker, 1982)
  110. Reproductions (w&b hein aka Wilhelm Hein & Birgit Hein, 1968)
  111. Circuit (Robert Gwisdek, 2013)
  112. Das Netz (Lutz Dammbeck, 2003)
  113. Running on Empty (Sidney Lumet, 1988)
  114. Елена / Elena (Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2011)
  115. #PostModem (Lucas Leyva & Jillian Mayer, 2013)
  116. YSBRYD (spirit) (Julie Murray, 2008)
  117. Distance (Julie Murray, 2010)
  118. Cuba and the Cameraman (Jon Alpert, 2017)
  119. Mao par lui-même / Mao by Mao (René Viénet, Wu Xing-ming & Francis Deron, 1977)
  120. สวรรค์บ้านนา / Agrarian Utopia (Uruphong Raksasad, 2009)
  121. 濟公 / The Mad Monk (Johnnie To & Ching Siu-Tung, 1993)
  122. Vanessa Place, If I Wanted Your Opinion, I’d Remove the Duct Tape (2016)
...

Yours?
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Post by joachimt » December 28th, 2018, 5:51 pm

2018 isn't over yet...... So I'll post later...... maybe.
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Post by Cocoa » December 29th, 2018, 1:11 am

I doubt that the films I plan to watch in the next few days will make my list, so I might as well post now. iCM is lagging for me tonight, so I'll just post the titles in English unless I already had it in another language in my excel sheet. I'm not in the mood to rank each individual spot on my list (Last Caress, Liquid Sky, and Endless Poetry would probably be my top three), so here's my top 100 feature length films and top 10 shorts in order of release year. My highest rating this year for first-time film watches is a 9, so I underlined all my 9s.
1920sShow
The Ouija Board ( 1920 )
My Wife's Relations ( 1922 )
The Blacksmith ( 1922 )

West Point ( 1927 )
The Octopus ( 1928 )
1930sShow
Dinner at Eight ( 1933 )
The Barretts of Wimpole Street ( 1934 )
Pasha's Wives ( 1939 )
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle ( 1939 )
1940sShow
Kitty Foyle ( 1940 )
The Devil and Miss Jones ( 1941 )
Jungle Book ( 1942 )
Lumière d'été ( 1943 )
A Stolen Life ( 1946 )
Crisis ( 1946 )
Deception ( 1946 )
She-Wolf of London ( 1946 )
Frieda ( 1947 )
1950sShow
Edge of Doom ( 1950 )
Young Bess ( 1953 )
Twenty-Four Eyes ( 1954 )
N.Y., N.Y. ( 1957 )
Du côté de la côte ( 1958 )
Véronique and her Dunce ( 1958 )
1960sShow
Sujata ( 1960 )
Le Trou ( 1960 )
Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak ( 1960 )
Bridge to the Sun ( 1961 )
Hercules in the Haunted World ( 1961 )
A Story of Water ( 1961 )
Les fiancés du pont Mac Donald ou (Méfiez-vous des lunettes noires) ( 1961 )

Gypsy ( 1962 )
Le Petit Soldat ( 1963 )
The Big City ( 1963 )
Welcome, or No Trespassing ( 1964 )
Operation Crossbow ( 1965 )
The Diabolical Dr. Z ( 1966 )
Requiescant ( 1967 )
Lions Love… and Lies ( 1969 )
Pigsty ( 1969 )
1970sShow
El Topo ( 1970 )
The New Land ( 1972 )
Rentadick ( 1972 )
Lone Wolf and Cub #2: Baby Cart at the River Styx ( 1972 )
The Dawns Here Are Quiet ( 1972 )
Winter Soldier ( 1972 )
The Holy Mountain ( 1973 )
A River Called Titas ( 1973 )
Distant Thunder ( 1973 )
General Idi Amin Dada ( 1974 )
Il Baco Da Seta ( 1974 )
Black Magic ( 1975 )
The Magic Flute ( 1975 )
Conduct Unbecoming ( 1975 )
Nishant ( 1975 )
Death Machines ( 1976 )
Chinese Roulette ( 1976 )
The Magic Blade ( 1976 )
The Elephant God ( 1979 )
1980sShow
Fame ( 1980 )
From the Life of the Marionettes ( 1980 )
The Jazz Singer ( 1980 )
Lola ( 1981 )
Liquid Sky ( 1982 )
Mystere ( 1983 )
Rabid Grannies ( 1988 )
La Table Tournante ( 1988 )
How to Get Ahead in Advertising ( 1989 )
An Enemy of the People ( 1989 )
1990sShow
Metropolitan ( 1990 )
Toto The Hero ( 1991 )
Suture ( 1993 )
Crows ( 1994 )
Olga O's Strange Story ( 1995 )
Little Dieter Needs to Fly ( 1997 )
Waco: The Rules of Engagement ( 1997 )
2000sShow
Ju-on: The Curse ( 2000 )
3-Iron ( 2004 )
Everlasting Moments ( 2008 )
Sita Sings the Blues ( 2008 )
Food, Inc. ( 2008 )
Moon ( 2009 )
A Town Called Panic ( 2009 )
2010sShow
The Sleeping Beauty ( 2010 )
Bedevilled ( 2010 )
Blackaria ( 2010 )
Last Caress ( 2010 )
For Colored Girls ( 2010 )
Father's Day ( 2011 )
A Simple Life ( 2011 )
Bernie ( 2011 )
Chernobyl Diaries ( 2012 )
Bound by Flesh ( 2012 )
Seven Psychopaths ( 2012 )
The Dance of Reality ( 2013 )
As Above, So Below ( 2014 )
Paddington ( 2014 )
The Brand New Testament ( 2015 )
The Invitation ( 2015 )
Endless Poetry ( 2016 )
Under the Shadow ( 2016 )
The Greasy Strangler ( 2016 )
Raw ( 2016 )
Creepy ( 2016 )
Captain Fantastic ( 2016 )
Train to Busan ( 2016 )
Let the Corpses Tan ( 2017 )
The Babysitter ( 2017 )
Wonderstruck ( 2017 )
Incredibles 2 ( 2018 )
Directors for the above filmsShow
Alejandro Jodorowsky: 4
Satyajit Ray: 4
Ingmar Bergman: 3
Agnès Varda: 1 Feature Length + 2 Shorts
François Gaillard & Christophe Robin: 2
Jaco Van Dormael: 2
Jan Troell: 2
Michael Anderson: 2
Rainer Werner Fassbinder: 2
Sam Wood: 2
Jean-Luc Godard: 1 Feature Length + 1 Short
Éric Rohmer: 2 Shorts

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Post by mightysparks » December 29th, 2018, 2:30 am

Out of 155 features seen this year, I've liked 17. I only gave out one 9 this year, 2-3 are 8s, 4-8 are 7.5s likely to become 8s, and the rest are 7s.

1. A Ghost Story (2017)
2. Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)
3. A Quiet Place (2018)
4. Laissez bronzer les cadavres! (2017)
5. Hotel Coolgardie (2016)
6. Tower (2016)
7. Hereditary (2018)
8. A Dark Song (2016)
9. Kamera o tomeru na! (2017)
10. Estiu 1993 (2017)
11. Patchwork (2015)
12. Coco (2017)
13. Colossal (2016)
14. The Endless (2017)
15. Krysar (1986)
16. Lilo & Stitch (2002)
17. Chasing Sleep (2000)
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Post by sol » December 29th, 2018, 3:04 am

Subject to change, depending on how much I like what I have planned to watch over the next next 2.5 days.

All of these rate as 7.5 or higher on my scale. IMDb list of top 100: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls021930740/

Oh, and the first 18 are all movies that I decided to induct into my all-time top 500.

1. Yoyo (1965, Pierre Étaix)
2. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017, Martin McDonagh)
3. I as in Icarus (1979, Henri Verneuil)
4. Sita Sings the Blues (2008, Nina Paley)
5. Happy End (1967, Oldrich Lipský)
6. Blast of Silence (1961, Allen Baron)
7. Rapture (1965, John Guillermin)
8. Omicron (1963, Ugo Gregoretti)
9. Satan's Little Helper (2004, Jeff Lieberman)
10. The Shape of Water (2017, Guillermo del Toro)
11. World on Wire (1973, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
12. Love Exposure (2008, Sion Sono)
13. Barefoot Gen (1983, Mori Masaki)
14. The Wind (1928, Victor Sjöström)
15. I Shot Jesse James (1949, Samuel Fuller)
16. A Cry in the Dark (1988, Fred Schepisi)
17. BlacKkKlansman (2018, Spike Lee)
18. Welfare (1975, Frederick Wiseman)
19. Nightmare (1964, Freddie Francis)
20. Passengers (2016, Morten Tyldum)
21. Patrick (1978, Richard Franklin)
22. Raining Stones (1993, Ken Loach)
23. Tyrannosaur (2011, Paddy Considine)
24. After the Axe (1981, Sturla Gunnarsson)
25. Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road (2002, Bob Gale)
26. Rabies (2010, Aharon Keshales; Navot Papushado)
27. Terror in a Texas Town (1958, Joseph H. Lewis)
28. Harlan County, U.S.A. (1976, Barbara Kopple)
29. Lonely Are the Brave (1962, David Miller)
30. The One I Love (2014, Charlie McDowell)
31. The Great Silence (1968, Sergio Corbucci)
32. Footnote (2011, Joseph Cedar)
33. Oculus (2013, Mike Flanagan)
34. He Never Died (2015, Jason Krawczyk)
35. Into Eternity (2010, Michael Madsen)
36. The Nightmare (2015, Rodney Ascher)
37. Hollywood on Trial (1976, David Helpern)
38. While We're Young (2014, Noah Baumbach)
39. The Watermelon Woman (1996, Cheryl Dunye)
40. All the Money in the World (2017, Ridley Scott)
41. Return from the Ashes (1965, J. Lee Thompson)
42. Nobody Waved Good-bye (1964, Don Owen)
43. Novecento (1976, Bernardo Bertolucci)
44. Beautiful Thing (1996, Hettie Macdonald)
45. Fragment of Fear (1970, Richard C. Sarafin)
46. Blood Sucking Freaks (1976, Joel M. Reed)
47. Meet the Feebles (1989, Peter Jackson)
48. Dead of Night (1974, Bob Clark)
49. Angela (1995, Rebecca Miller)
50. Shanks (1974, William Castle)
51. Il Posto (1961, Ermanno Olmi)
52. 28 Up (1984, Michael Apted)
53. Rogue (2007, Greg McLean)
54. Dingo (1991, Rolf de Heer)
55. Black Sheep (2006, Jonathan King)
56. Monster (2003, Patty Jenkins)
57. Detroit (2017, Kathryn Bigelow)
58. Unsane (2018, Steven Sodebergh)
59. A Thousand Clowns (1965, Fred Coe)
60. 3:10 to Yuma (1957, Delmer Daves)
61. Charley Varrick (1973, Don Siegel)
62. Drive a Crooked Road (1954, Richard Quine)
63. The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie (1972, Jack Starrett)
64. The Endless (2017, Justin Benson; Aaron Moorhead)
65. Messiah of Evil (1973, Willard Huyck; Gloria Katz)
66. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964, Robert Aldrich)
67. The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb (1993, Dave Borthwick)
68. Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea (1977, Jindrich Polák)
69. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994, Stephan Elliott)
70. Inside Out (2015, Peter Docter; Ronnie Del Carmen)
71. Resolution (2012, Justin Benson; Aaron Moorhead)
72. Mysterious Castles of Clay (1978, Alan Root)
73. The Death of Stalin (2017, Armando Iannucci)
74. The House by the Cemetery (1981, Lucio Fulci)
75. Head Against the Wall (1959, Georges Franju)
76. Hester Street (1975, Joan Micklin Silver)
77. Swept Away (1974, Lina Wertmüller)
78. La Bête (1975, Walerian Borowczyk)
79. The Love Witch (2016, Anna Biller)
80. Detention (2011, Joseph Kahn)
81. February (2015, Oz Perkins)
82. Upgrade (2018, Leigh Whannell)
83. Hellzapoppin' (1941, H.C. Potter)
84. Japanese Story (2003, Sue Brooks)
85. Scandal Sheet (1952, Phil Karlson)
86. Sink or Swim (1990, Su Friedrich)
87. Seven Beauties (1975, Lina Wertmüller)
88. Waiting for Fidel (1974, Michael Rubbo)
89. I Am Not Your Negro (2016, Raoul Peck)
90. Zornas Lemma (1970, Hollis Frampton)
91. The Insult (2017, Ziad Doueiri)
92. Tangerine (2015, Sean Baker)
93. The Stendhal Syndrome (1996, Dario Argento)
94. The Falcon and the Snowman (1985, John Schlesinger)
95. Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971, Gualtiero Jacopetti; Franco Prosperi)
96. The Young Poisoner's Handbook (1995, Benjamin Ross)
97. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017, Yorgos Lanthimos)
98. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997, Werner Herzog)
99. Seven Years Bad Luck (1921, Max Linder)
100. *Corpus Callosum (2002, Michael Snow)
101. Listen to Me Marlon (2015, Stevan Riley)
102. Friendly Persuasion (1956, William Wyler)
103. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978, Chia-Liang Liu)
104. Night Train Murders (1975, Aldo Lado)
105. Mother! (2017, Darren Aronofsky)
106. The Uninvited (1944, Lewis Allen)
107. The Imposter (2012, Bart Layton)
108. The Square (2017, Ruben Östlund)
109. So Is This (1983, Michael Snow)
110. Oh Boy (2012, Jan Ole Gerster)
111. Exotica (1994, Atom Egoyan)
112. Remember (2015, Atom Egoyan)
113. Searching (2018, Aneesh Chaganty)
114. Obsession (1949, Edward Dmytryk)
115. Herr Tartuff (1925, F.W. Murnau)
116. Heartbeats (2010, Xavier Dolan)
117. Death in Brunswick (1990, John Ruane)
118. Roadgames (1981, Richard Franklin)
119. Lady Bird (2017, Greta Gerwig)
120. A Simple Favor (2018, Paul Feig)
121. A Star is Born (2018, Bradley Cooper)
122. The Big Sleep (1978, Michael Winner)
123. Farewell, My Lovely (1975, Dick Richards)
124. Strange Brew (1983, Dave Thomas; Rick Moranis)
125. The Lego Batman Movie (2017, Chris McKay)
126. The California Reich (1975, Keith Critchlow; Walter F. Parkes)
127. Ernest & Celestine (2012, Stéphane Aubier; Vincent Patar; Ben Renner)
128. Game Night (2018, John Francis Daley; Jonathan Goldstein)
129. Grey Gardens (1975, Albert Maysles; David Maysles, et al)
130. Gorod Zero (1988, Karen Shakhnazarov)
131. Shaolin Soccer (2001, Stephen Chow)
132. Operation Avalanche (2016, Matt Johnson)
133. If Looks Could Kill (1991, William Dear)
134. Melvin, Son of Alvin (1984, John Eastway)
135. Microwave Massacre (1983, Wayne Berwick)
136. Gwendoline (1984, Just Jaeckin)
137. Goodby Paradise (1983, Carl Schultz)
138. Up (2009, Peter Docter; Bob Peterson)
139. User Friendly (1990, Gregor Nicholas)
140. Fear X (2003, Nicolas Winding Refn)
141. Trilogy of Terror (1975, Dan Curtis)
142. Ocean's Eight (2018, Gary Ross)
143. Burn! (1969, Gillo Pontecorvo)
144. Drum (2004, Zola Maseko)
145. Will Penny (1967, Tom Gries)
146. Intersexion (2012, Grant Lahood)
147. Stories We Tell (2012, Sarah Polley)
148. Black Robe (1991, Bruce Beresford)
149. Landscape Suicide (1987, James Benning)
150. Happy Death Day (2017, Christopher Landon)
151. 21 Jump Street (2012, Phil Lord; Christopher Miller)
152. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011, Morgan Spurlock)
153. The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the... (2013, Felix Herngren)
154. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996, B. Sinofsky)
155. Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989, Rob Epstein; J. Friedman)
156. Gray's Anatomy (1996, Steven Soderbergh)
157. 7 Plus Seven (1970, Michael Apted)
158. 2 Days in Paris (2007, Julie Deply)
159. ...Almost (1990, Michael Pattinson)
160. Orgazmo (1997, Trey Parker)
161. I, Tonya (2017, Craig Gillespie)
162. Precious (2009, Lee Daniels)
163. XXY (2007, Lucía Puenzo)
164. <---> (1969, Michael Snow)
165. 13th (2016, Ava DuVernay)
166. Rififi (1955, Jules Dassin)
167. Return Home (1990, Ray Argall)
168. Husbands (1970, John Cassavetes)
169. Hearts and Minds (1974, Peter Davis)
170. Hope Springs (2012, David Frankel)
171. The Big Sick (2017, Michael Showalter)
172. Timecrimes (2007, Nacho Vigalondo)
173. Time Indefinite (1993, Ross McElwee)
174. Mute Witness (1995, Anthony Waller)
175. Bad Education (2004, Pedro Almodóvar)
176. The Rosary Murders (1987, Fred Walton)
177. The Color Purple (1985, Steven Spielberg)
178. The Last Laugh (1924, F.W. Murnau)
179. The Stone Tape (1972, Peter Sasdy)
180. Thundercrack! (1975, Curt McDowell)
181. Wavelength (1967, Michael Snow)
182. Fascination (1979, Jean Rollin)
183. Faust (1926, F.W. Murnau)
184. StageFright (1987, Michele Soavi)
185. Død Snø 2 (2014, Tommy Wirkola)
186. Clownhouse (1989, Victor Salva)
187. Mr. Vampire (1985, Ricky Lau)
188. My Little Eye (2002, Marc Evans)
189. All Night Long (1962, Basil Dearden)
190. Portrait of Jason (1967, Shirley Clarke)
191. Being Different (1981, Harry Rasky)
192. Bolt (2008; Byron Howard, Chris Williams)
193. Isle of Dogs (2018, Wes Anderson)
194. High-Rise (2015, Ben Wheatley)
195. Heaven Can Wait (1978, Buck Henry; Warren Beatty)
196. Hot Water (1924, Fred C. Newmeyer; Sam Taylor)
197. Humanoids from the Deep (1980, Barbara Peters)
198. Spring (2014, Justin Benson; Aaron Moorhead)
199. Trick or Treat (1986, Charles Martin Smith)
200. The California Dolls (1981, Robert Aldrich)

Notable runners-up: Intruder in the Dust (1949), Woman on the Run (1950), A Fantastic Woman (2017), A Pure Formality (1994).
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Post by OldAle1 » December 29th, 2018, 4:13 am

joachimt wrote:
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2018 isn't over yet...... So I'll post later...... maybe.
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Post by Carmel1379 » December 29th, 2018, 4:40 am

Mine [comments to others pending]:


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Screenshots:

#1-#10
#11-#20
#21-#30
#31-#40
#41-#50
#51-#60
#61-#70
#71-#80
#81-#90
#91-#100
#101-#111


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#1 Gambling, Gods and LSD (2002, Peter Mettler)
#2 Mandy (2018, Panos Cosmatos)
#3 All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001, Shunji Iwai)
#4 Emporte-moi (1999, Léa Pool)
#5 The Hunger (1983, Tony Scott)
#6 Zazie dans le métro (1960, Louis Malle)
#7 버닝 / Burning (2018, Chang-dong Lee)
#8 Good Time (2017, Josh & Benny Safdie)
#9 Climax (2018, Gaspar Noé)
#10 Seconds (1966, John Frankenheimer)
#11 Mauvais Sang (1986, Leos Carax)
#12 Les Amants du Pont-Neuf (1991, Leos Carax)
#13 Face/Off (1997, John Woo)
#14 mother! (2017, Darren Aronofsky)
#15 Cold War (2018, Paweł Pawlikowski)
#16 Tekkonkinkreet (2006, Michael Arias)
#17 leviathan (2012, Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Verena Paravel)
#18 Spaced (1999-2001, Edgar Wright Here Wright Now)
#19 Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (2015, Alberto Vázquez & Pedro Rivero)
#20 Être et avoir (2002, Nicolas Philibert)
#21 Scissere (1982, Peter Mettler)
#22 Call Me By Your Name (2017, Luca Guadagnino)
#23 Phantom Thread (2017, Paul Thomas Anderson)
#24 Razredni sovraznik / Class Enemy (2013, Rok Bicek)
#25 Alice in Wonderland (1966, Jonathan Miller)
#26 Le rayon vert (1986, Éric Rohmer)
#27 Passion (1990, Jürgen Reble)
#28 The Passing (1992, Bill Viola)
#29 Fanny and Alexander (TV version) (1982, Ingmar Bergman)
#30 河童のクゥと夏休み / Summer Days with Coo (2007, Keiichi Hara)
#31 Images (1972, Robert Altman)
#32 고양이를 부탁해 / Take Care of My Cat (2001, Jeong Jae-Bun)
#33 犬ヶ島 (Isle of Dogs) (2018, Wes Anderson)
#34 Hundstage (2001, Ulrich Seidl)
#35 Please Vote for Me (2007, Weijun Chen)
#36 The Last Picture Show (1971, Peter Bogdanovich)
#37 The End of Time (2012, Peter Mettler)
#38 Le feu follet (1963, Louis Malle)
#39 宵闇せまれば / When Twilight Draws Near (1969, Akio Jissôji)
#40 Golgo 13: The Professional (1983, Osamu Dezaki)
#41 Aka Ana (2008, Antoine d’Agata)
#42 Picture of Light (1994, Peter Mettler)
#43 пl3nk▲ - nightmare (2016-18) (various montages)
#44 Quick Billy (1971, Bruce Baillie)
#45 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018, Joel & Ethan Coen)
#46 Simon Killer (2012, Antonio Campos)
#47 Pop Skull (2007, Adam Wingard)
#48 The Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up (1997, Jonas Åkerlund)
#49 La chute de la maison Usher (1928, Jean Epstein)
#50 50 Feet of String (1995, Leighton Pierce)
#51 Tiger Girl (2017, Jakob Lass)
#52 Baby Bump (2015, Kuba Czekaj)
#53 Baby Face (1933, Alfred E. Green)
#54 Bad Santa (Unrated Cut) (2003, Terry Zwigoff)
#55 Man on Fire (2004, Tony Scott)
#56 哥 / Uta / Poem (1972, Akio Jissôji)
#57 曼陀羅 / Mandala / Mandara (1971, Akio Jissôji)
#58 Rohfilm (1968, w&b hein)
#59 Kazetta / Cassette (2011, Péter Lichter)
#60 Dishonored (1931, Josef von Sternberg)
#61 Manoel dans l'île des merveilles (1984, Raoul Ruiz)
#62 The Innocents (1961, Jack Clayton)
#63 The Dreamers (2003, Bernardo Bertolucci)
#64 Le tout nouveau testament (2015, Jaco Van Dormael)
#65 Eighth Grade (2018, Bo Burnham)
#66 Split (2016, M. Night Shyamalan)
#67 Vampyr (Carl Th. Dreyer, 1932)
#68 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977, Steven Spielberg)
#69 The Fourth Dimension (2001, T. Minh-ha Trinh)
#70 One Hour Photo (2002, Mark Romanek)
#71 Umbilical World (2018, David Firth)
#72 The Haunting of Hill House (2018, Mike Flanagan)
#73 The Haunting (1963, Robert Wise)
#74 Die Hard (1988, John McTiernan)
#75 Annihilation (2018, Alex Garland)
#76 The VVitch: A New England Folktale (2015, Robert Eggers)
#77 Cría cuervos (1976, Carlos Saura)
#78 Suspiria (1977, Dario Argento)
#79 Under the Silver Lake (2018, David Robert Mitchell)
#80 Pleasantville (1998, Gary Ross)
#81 Crash (1996, David Cronenberg)
#82 The Player (1992, Robert Altman)
#83 World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People’s Thoughts (2017, don hertzfeldt)
#84 妖獣都市 / Wicked City (1987, Yoshiaki Kawajiri)
#85 Dark Passage (1947, Delmer Daves)
#86 Anon (2018, Andrew Niccol)
#87 A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness (2013, Ben Rivers + Ben Russell)
#88 殺し屋1/ Ichi the Killer (2001, Takashi Miike)
#89 Beach Rats (2017, Eliza Hittman)
#90 Afterschool (2008, Antonio Campos)
#91 If you stand with your back to the slowing of the speed of light in water (1997, Julie Murray)
#92 Origin (2012, Paul Clipson)
#93 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994, Tom Shadyac)
#94 Memories of Matsuko / Life of despised Matsuko (2006, Tetsuya Nakashima)
#95 カイバ / Kaiba (2008, Masaaki Yuasa)
#96 Stray Dogs (2013, Tsai Ming-liang)
#97 Ruke ljubicastih daljina / Hands of Purple Distances (1962, Sava Trifkovic)
#98 Mirror Mechanics (2005, Siegfried A. Fruhauf)
#99 The Midnight Parasites (1972, Yoji Kuri)
#100 Gun Crazy / Deadly Is the Female Gun (1950, Joseph H. Lewis)
#101 Eastern Avenue (1985, Peter Mettler)
#102 Western (2017, Valeska Grisebach)
#103 Holy Motors (2012, Leos Carax)
#104 Mission: Impossible III (2006, J.J. Abrams)
#105 The Discipline of D.E. (1982, Gus Van Sant)
#106 Flesh Flows (1974, Adam Beckett)
#107 Vital (2004, Shinya Tsukamoto)
#108 Diabolo menthe (1977, Diane Kurys)
#109 Light Work I (2006, Jennifer Reeves)
#110 The Night is Short, Walk on Girl (2017, Masaaki Yuasa)
#111 Night Awake (2016, Sandy Ding)
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And through the palpable obscure find out
His uncouth way, or spread his aerie flight,
Upborn with indefatigable wings,
Over the vast abrupt, ere he arrive
The happy Ile?

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Post by sol » December 29th, 2018, 5:45 am

sol wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 3:04 am
Subject to change, depending on how much I like what I have planned to watch over the next next 2.5 days.
Only a few hours and already the listed that I have posted is out-of-date. -_- Now I need to fit the amazing Canadian horror film End of the Line in there somewhere...
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Post by RedHawk10 » December 29th, 2018, 6:28 am

Here's what I saw this year that was really top tier:

Trust (1990) [probably a Top 10 film of all time for me]
The Forbidden Room (2015)
After Life (1998)
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)
The Great Silence (1968)
Keyhole (2011)
Angel's Egg (1985)
Himizu (2011)
Phantom Thread (2017)

Honorable mention to OUT 1, the titan which I've wanted to see for ages and finally fucking did. Too poorly paced for me to really call a favorite but still great stuff.

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Post by fori » December 29th, 2018, 8:35 am

A good one I saw was The Diary of King Yeonsan.

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Post by Mothravka » December 29th, 2018, 10:13 am

1. Berlin Alexanderplatz (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1980)
2. Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984, Edgar Reitz)
3. The Eye Above the Well (Johan van der Keuken, 1988)
4. Mother Dao, the Turtlelike (Vincent Monnikendam, 1995)
5. Heaven and Earth (Michael Pilz, 1983)
6. Diary (David Perlov, 1983)
7. Route One USA (Robert Kramer, 1989)
8. RR (James Benning, 2007)
9. The Living Dead Man (Marcel L'Herbier, 1926)
10. Stray Dogs (Tsai Ming-liang, 2013)
11. Gan (Shirô Toyoda, 1953)
12. The 19th Century Georgian Chronicle (Aleksandre Rekhviashvili, 1979)
13. Dead Souls (Wang Bing, 2018)
14. Life, Autumn (Sergey Loznitsa & Marat Magambetov, 1999)
15. Khayal Gatha (Kumar Shahani, 1989)
16. Doomed Love (Manoel de Oliveira, 1978)
17. Mirror of Illusion (Kumar Shahani, 1972)
18. The Woman Who Left (Lav Diaz, 2016)
19. On the Bowery (Lionel Rogosin, 1956)
20. Babylon XX (Ivan Mykolaichuk, 1979)
21. Future So Bright (Matt McCormick, 2010)
22. Geschichte der Nacht (Clemens Klopfenstein, 1979)
23. Dhrupad (Mani Kaul, 1983)
24. Budapest Portrait (Memories of a City) (Peter B. Hutton, 1986)
25. The Plea (Tengiz Abuladze, 1967)
26. Alone (Stephen Dwoskin, 1964)
27. Ta'ang (Wang Bing, 2016)
28. One Day Before the Rainy Season (Mani Kaul, 1971)
29. The Way South (Johan van Der Keuken, 1981)
30. Save and Protect (Aleksandr Sokurov, 1989)
31. Zwei Museen (Heinz Emigholz, 2013)
32. Rapt (Dimitri Kirsanoff, 1934)
33. The Diary of a Worker (Risto Jarva, 1967)
34. The Wheel (Victor Asliuk, 2003)
35. Imburnal (Sherad Anthony Sanchez, 2008)
36. Jeu (Georges Schwizgebel, 2006)
37. Legend of the Mountain (King Hu, 1979)
38. Ejercicios de memoria (Paz Encina, 2016)
39. The Parallel Street (Ferdinand Khittl, 1962)
40. Fire at Sea (Gianfranco Rosi, 2016)
41. Claire's Camera (Hong Sang-soo, 2017)
42. Night Noon (Shambhavi Kaul, 2014)
43. Nocturne 29 (Pere Portabella, 1968)
44. Pirosmani (Giorgi Shengelaia, 1969)
45. Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (Frederick Wiseman, 2017)
46. Harvest: 3,000 Years (Haile Gerima, 1976)
47. Another Sky (Gavin Lambert, 1954)
48. Lodz Symphony (Peter B. Hutton, 1993)
49. Johan (Mauritz Stiller, 1921)
50. The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (Andrei Ujica, 2010)
51. Sullivans Banken (Heinz Emigholz, 2000)
52. Bandini (Bimal Roy, 1963)
53. Zama (Lucrecia Martel, 2017)
54. Everyday Life in a Syrian Village (Omar Amiralay, 1976)
55. The Fear (Kostas Manoussakis, 1966)
56. Soleil Ô (Med Hondo, 1970)
57. Verano (2011, José Luis Torres Leiva)
58. L'allégement (Marcel Schüpbach, 1983)
59. Bangkok Nites (Katsuya Tomita, 2016)
60. Diaries Notes and Sketches (Jonas Mekas, 1969)
61. Surname Viet Given Name Nam (Trinh T. Minh-ha, 1989)
62. Veredas (João César Monteiro, 1978)
63. Orinoko, New World (Diego Rísquez, 1984)
64. Matters of the Heart (Christina Lammer, 2016)
65. Amsterdam Global Village (Johan van der Keuken, 1996)
66. The Absence of Apricots (Daniel Asadi Faezi, 2018)
67. The Exquisite Corpus (Peter Tscherkassky, 2015)
68. Djamilia (Aminatou Echard, 2018)
69. Jaime (António Reis, 1974)
70. Honor de cavalleria (Albert Serra, 2006)
71. Artel (Sergey Loznitsa, 2006)
72. Tiempo de morir (Arturo Ripstein, 1966)
73. Shamans of the Blind Country (Michael Oppitz, 1981)
74. On Top of the Whale (Raúl Ruiz, 1982)
75. Our Lady of the Turks (Carmelo Bene, 1968)
76. Topos (Antouanetta Angelidi, 1985)
77. I Walk Alone (Byron Haskin, 1948)
78. Lost, Lost, Lost (Jonas Mekas, 1976)
79. Man Is Not a Bird (Dušan Makavejev, 1965)
80. Spring on Zarechnaya Street (Marlen Khutsiev, 1956)
81. A.K.A. Serial Killer (Masao Adachi, 1969)
82. Kairat (Darezhan Omirbayev, 1992)
83. Obreras saliendo de la fábrica (José Luis Torres Leiva, 2005)
84. Gambling, Gods and LSD (Peter Mettler, 2002)
85. Die letzte Brücke (Helmut Käutner, 1954)
86. A Opção (Ozualdo Ribeiro Candeias, 1981)
87. Nárcisz és Psyché (Gábor Bódy, 1980)
88. Acto da Primavera (Manoel de Oliveira, 1963)
89. Black on White (Jörn Donner, 1968)
90. Gabbla (Tariq Teguia, 2008)
91. Büntetöexpedíció (Dezsö Magyar, 1970)
92. Our Beloved Month of August (Miguel Gomes, 2008)
93. Innocent Sorcerers (Andrzej Wajda, 1960)
94. El Sicario, Room 164 (Gianfranco Rosi, 2010)
95. Temenos (Nina Damino, 1998)
96. Une femme a passé (René Jayet, 1928)
97. One Way or Another (Sara Gómez, 1977)
98. Krisana (Fred Kelemen, 2005)
99. All the Sins of Sodom (Joseph W. Sarno, 1968)
100. Hat Wolff von Amerongen Konkursdelikte begangen? (Gerhard Benedikt Friedl, 2004)

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Post by RBG » December 29th, 2018, 2:26 pm

my modest list of favorite first viewings reprinted from twitter

inca light (fulton 1972)
miss oyu (mizoguchi 1951)
kanchana sita (aravindan 1977)
cabeza de vaca (echevarria 1991)
pirosmani (shengelaia 1969)
milady and the musketeers (cottafavi 1952)
van gogh (pialat 1991)
irezumi (masumura 1966)
oxhide (liu 2005)
miss mend (barnet/otsep 1926)
four steps in the clouds (blasetti 1942)
song of the scarlet flower (tulio 1938)
st benny the dip (ulmer 1951)
the blackout (ferrara 1997)
it's always fair weather (donen/kelly 1955)

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Post by Ivan0716 » December 29th, 2018, 2:47 pm

1. The Terrorizers (Edward Yang, 1986)
2. Sunset (László Nemes, 2018)
3. The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese, 1982)
4. Le Belle Noiseuse (Jacques Rivette, 1991)
5. Narcissus and Psyche (Gábor Bódy, 1980)
6. Burning (Lee Chang-dong, 2018)
7. The Dark Side of the Heart (Eliseo Subiela, 1992)
8. The Meetings of Anna (Chantal Akerman, 1978)
9. Frost (Fred Kelemen, 1997)
10. Come and Go (João César Monteiro, 2003)

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Post by mightysparks » December 29th, 2018, 2:53 pm

sol wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 5:45 am
sol wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 3:04 am
Subject to change, depending on how much I like what I have planned to watch over the next next 2.5 days.
Only a few hours and already the listed that I have posted is out-of-date. -_- Now I need to fit the amazing Canadian horror film End of the Line in there somewhere...
With the rate that I like films I didn’t think mine would be out of date but alas I too have another to add.
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Post by vortexsurfer » December 29th, 2018, 2:54 pm

1. Embrace of the Serpent (Ciro Guerra, 2015)
2. Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder, 1950)
3. Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean, 1962)
4. To Kill a Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan, 1962)
5. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh, 2017)
6. Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, 1975)
7. Network (Sidney Lumet, 1976)
8. Laura (Otto Preminger, 1944)
9. The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah, 1969)
10. Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid, 1943)
11. Midnight Cowboy (John Schlesinger, 1969)
12. This Man Must Die (Claude Chabrol, 1969)
13. Deadpool 2 (David Leitch, 2018)
14. L'Atalante (Jean Vigo, 1934)
15. Get Out (Jordan Peele, 2017)
16. Gilda (Charles Vidor, 1946)
17. Leave Her to Heaven (John M. Stahl, 1945)
18. The Raid (Gareth Evans, 2011)
19. The Party (Blake Edwards, 1968)
20. Pigs and Battleships (Shôhei Imamura, 1961)
21. At Land (Maya Deren, 1944)
22. Chasing Asylum (Eva Orner, 2016)
23. Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2017)
24. Miss Sloane (John Madden, 2016)
25. The Postman Always Rings Twice (Tay Garnett, 1946)
26. Wadjda (Haifaa Al-Mansour, 2012)
27. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, 2018)
28. The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro, 2017)
29. The NeverEnding Story (Wolfgang Petersen, 1984)
30. Lucky (John Carroll Lynch, 2017)
31. Running Scared (Wayne Kramer, 2006)
32. Blow Out (Brian De Palma, 1981)
33. Bad Times at the El Royale (Drew Goddard, 2018)
34. Hereditary (Ari Aster, 2018)
35. Okja (Joon-ho Bong, 2017)
36. Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (Shun'ya Itô, 1972)
37. The Marquise of O (Éric Rohmer, 1976)
38. The Housemaid (Ki-young Kim, 1960)
39. The Big Red One (Samuel Fuller, 1980)
40. Micmacs (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2009)
41. Pariah (Dee Rees, 2011)
42. Lucifer Rising (Kenneth Anger, 1972)
43. Highway Patrolman (Alex Cox, 1991)
44. Les Biches (Claude Chabrol, 1968)
45. The Sun's Burial (Nagisa Ôshima, 1960)
46. Brawl in Cell Block 99 (S. Craig Zahler, 2017)
47. Breathe (Mélanie Laurent, 2014)
48. My Young Auntie (Chia-Liang Liu, 1981)
49. Annihilation (Alex Garland, 2018)
50. Coffy (Jack Hill, 1973)
51. Human Flow (Ai Weiwei, 2017)
52. You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay, 2017)
53. Jungle (Greg McLean, 2017)
54. Roadgames (Richard Franklin, 1981)
55. The Deep (Baltasar Kormákur, 2012)
56. Mother! (Darren Aronofsky, 2017)
57. Hounds of Love (Ben Young, 2016)
58. A Cure for Wellness (Gore Verbinski, 2016)
59. Night of the Comet (Thom Eberhardt, 1984)
60. The Brass Teapot (Ramaa Mosley, 2012)
61. The Boss Baby (Tom McGrath, 2017)
62. Dream Lover (Nicholas Kazan, 1993)
63. Bad Influence (Curtis Hanson, 1990)
64. Beyond the Black Rainbow (Panos Cosmatos, 2010)
65. Father's Day (Astron-6, 2011)
66. February (Oz Perkins, 2015)
67. Wind Chill (Gregory Jacobs, 2007)
68. Thou Wast Mild and Lovely (Josephine Decker, 2014)
69. Morgan (Luke Scott, 2016)
70. Hold the Dark (Jeremy Saulnier, 2018)
71. The Witch Who Came from the Sea (Matt Cimber, 1976)
72. Mom and Dad (Brian Taylor, 2017)
73. The Package (Jake Szymanski, 2018)
74. Escape from Tomorrow (Randy Moore, 2013)
75. Body Melt (Philip Brophy, 1993)
76. Demon Wind (Charles Philip Moore, 1990)
77. Hard Ticket to Hawaii (Andy Sidaris, 1987)
78. Sorority House Massacre II (Jim Wynorski, 1990)
79. The Premonition (Robert Allen Schnitzer, 1976)
80. Hisss (Jennifer Lynch, 2010)

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Post by rnilsson19 » December 29th, 2018, 2:56 pm

My Man Godfrey (Gregory La Cava, 1936)
The Song of the Scarlet Flower (Teuvo Tulio, 1938)
Death is a Caress (Edith Carlmar, 1949)
Accident (Joseph Losey, 1967)
The Arch (Tang Shu Shuen, 1968)
Model Shop (Jacques Demy, 1969)
Baal (Volker Schlöndorff, 1970)
Du côté d'Orouët (Jacques Rozier, 1971)
Ganja & Hess (Bill Gunn, 1973)
Behindert (Stephen Dwoskin, 1974)
Femmes femmes (Paul Vecchiali, 1974)
Far from Home (Sohrab Shahid-Saless, 1975)
Manila in the Claws of Light (Lino Brocka, 1975)
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nsiang (Lino Brocka, 1976)
Girlfriends (Claudia Weill, 1978)
Drowning by Numbers (Peter Greenaway. 1988)
Van Gogh (Maurice Pialat, 1991)
I Can't Sleep (Claire Denis, 1994)
Portrait of a Young Girl at the End of the ’60s in Brussels (Chantal Akerman, 1994)
Wuthering Heights (Andrea Arnold, 2011)

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Post by flaiky » December 29th, 2018, 3:29 pm

Not sure why we're doing this before the year is over, but I'll play anyway.

Here's my jaggedly chart for the year, courtesy of Letterboxd (the highest bar is 13 films):
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35 of those are rewatches.

New 'favourites', in loose order:

Turtles Can Fly (Ghobadi 2004)
The Florida Project (Baker 2017)
Roma (Cuarón 2018)
Story of Women (Chabrol 1988)
Under the Sun (Mansky 2015)
Ash is Purest White (Jia 2018)
Bad Boy Bubby (De Heer 1993)
LA 92 (Martin + Lindsay 2017)
A Ghost Story (Lowery 2017)
Lean on Pete (Haigh 2017)
Germany Pale Mother (Sanders-Brahms 1980)
Grenfell (Anthony 2018)
The Insect Woman (Imamura 1963)
Marooned in Iraq (Ghobadi 2002)
Crows (Kędzierzawska 1994)
El Sur (Erice 1983)
A Simple Life (Hui 2011)
Capernaum (Labaki 2018)
Ray & Liz (Billingham 2018)
Last Men in Aleppo (Fayyad 2017)
A Time For Drunken Horses (Ghobadi 2000)
Namdev Bhau in Search of Silence (Gai 2018)
Faces Places (Varda 2017)
For All Mankind (Reinert 1989)
Nuts in May (Leigh 1976)
Burning (Lee 2018)
They Shall Not Grow Old (Jackson 2018)
Félicité (Gomis 2017)
Iraq in Fragments (Longley 2006)
Samson & Delilah (De Heer, 2009)

Plus three short films: Thunder Road (2016), Gasman (1997), Balance (1989)

Rewatches that I upgraded as 'favourites': Manhattan, Punch Drunk Love, Blade Runner

Best director discovery: Bahman Ghobadi

Edit - Oh and I have to do an honorary 'Top 5 worst viewings of the year':

Been So Long (Krishnan 2018)
Max (Yakin 2015)
East is East (O'Donnell 1999)
Rush Hour (Ratner 1998)
Vanishing Point (Sarafian 1971)
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Post by viktor-vaudevillain » December 29th, 2018, 3:41 pm

In spite of only having seen about 190 films for the first time in 2018 (ad 25 rewatches), it was a hard time leaving many good films I also watched off this list. During the last couple of years I've become more selective in what I choose to watch, so thankfully I didn't watch that many films that was shit this year. Only a few that was useless.

My most-seen directors this year are: Ben Rivers, Ben Russell, João César Monteiro, Claire Denis (again!), Josef von Sternberg and Jane Campion. + many others with whom I watched 3 films.

But here goes my list.

1. A comédia de Deus / God’s Comedy (João César Monteiro, 1995)
2. Céline (Jean-Claude Brisseau, 1992)
3. Al primo soffio di vento / At the First Breath of the Wind (Franco Piavoli, 2002)
4. Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman, 1975)
5. As bodas de Deus / The Spousals of God (João César Monteiro, 1999)
6. O último mergulho / The Last Dive (João César Monteiro, 1992)
7. Reality’s Invisible (Robert E. Fulton, 1971)
8. Zama (Lucrecia Martel, 2017)*
9. A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness (Ben Rivers & Ben Russell, 2013)
10. Western (Valeska Grisebach, 2017)*
11. All the Cities of the North (Dane Komljen, 2016)
12. Blonde Venus (Josef von Sternberg, 1932)
13. The Devil Is a Woman (Josef von Sternberg, 1935)
14. La muralla verde / The Green Wall (Armando Robles Godoy, 1969)
15. 35 Rhums (Claire Denis, 2008)
16. Il fiore delle mille e una notte / Arabian Nights (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1974)*
17. Somniloquies (Lucien-Castaing Taylor & Verena Paravel, 2017)
18. 江湖儿女 / Ash Is Purest White (Jia Zhangke, 2018)*
19. Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, 2013)
20. 地球最后的夜晚 / Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Bi Gan, 2018)*
21. 三峡好人 / Still Life (Jia Zhangke, 2006)*
22. Stoker (Chan-Wook Park, 2013)
23. طبیعت بیجان / Still Life (Sohrab Shahid Saless, 1974)
24. Le fond de l’air est rouge / A Grin Without a Cat (Chris Marker, 1977)*
25. Casa de lava (Pedro Costa, 1994)
26. گاو / The Cow (Dariush Mehrjui, 1969)
27. I Walked With a Zombie (Jacques Tourneur, 1943)
28. Phantom Thread (P.T. Anderson, 2017)*
29. Recordações da Casa Amarela / Recollections of the Yellow House (João César Monteiro, 1989)
30. Conte d’étè / A Tale of Summer (Éric Rohmer, 1996)
31. La niña santa / The Holy Girl (Lucrecia Martel, 2004)
32. One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevitch (Chris Marker, 1999)
33. Blue (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2018)
34. Visage / Face (Tsai Ming-Liang, 2009)
35. Blow Out (Brian de Palma, 1981)
36. Aus dem Leben der Marionetten / From the Life of the Marionettes (Ingmar Bergman, 1980)*
37. Let Us Persevere In What We Have Resolved Before We Forget (Ben Russell, 2013)
38. Inca Light (Robert E. Fulton, 1972)
39. J’ai pas sommeil / I Can’t Sleep (Claire Denis, 1994)
40. Nära livet / Close to Life (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)
41. Os verdes anos / The Green Years (Paulo Rocha, 1963)
42. Phantasiesätze / Phantasy Sentences (Dane Komljen, 2017)
43. Top of the Lake (Jane Campion, 2013)
44. Dead Ringers (David Cronenberg, 1988)
45. Becoming Animal (Peter Mettler & Emma Davie, 2018)*
46. High School (Frederick Wiseman, 1969)
47. Nocturama (Bertrand Bonello, 2016)
48. Black and White Trypps Number Three (Ben Russell, 2007)
49. Elégia (Huszárik Zoltán, 1965)
50. Jeannette, l’enfance de Jeanne D’arc (Bruno Dumont, 2017)
51. Un beau soleil intérieure / Let the Sunshine In (Claire Denis, 2017)*
52. How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (Nelson Pereira dos Santos, 1971)
53. Les garcons sauvages / The Wild Boys (Bertrand Mandico, 2017)
54. Cat People (Jacques Tourneur, 1942)
55. Ma Loute / Slack Bay (Bruno Dumont, 2016)
56. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2017)
57. Medea (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1969)*
58. Miami Vice (Michael Mann, 2006)
59. The House That Jack Built (LvT, 2018)*
60. Bright Star (Jane Campion, 2009)
61. Finis terrae (Jean Epstein, 1929)
62. 大象席地而坐 / An Elephant Sitting Still (Hu Bo, 2018)*
63. The Exquisite Corpus (Peter Tscherkassky, 2015)
64. Shoplifters (Hirokazu Koreeda, 2018)*
65. Sorry To Bother You (Boots Riley, 2018)
66. Rester vertical / Staying Vertical (Alain Guiraudie, 2016)
67. Nightfall (Jacques Tourneur, 1956)
68. Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (F.W. Murnau, 1931)
69. The Trouble With Harry (Alfred Hitchcock, 1955)
70. The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes are Not Brothers (Ben Rivers, 2015)

* = watched theatrical
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Post by Carmel1379 » December 29th, 2018, 4:42 pm

Perception de Ambiguity wrote:
December 28th, 2018, 5:44 pm
Mine:
[as a pretty letterboxd list: https://letterboxd.com/systematicer/lis ... s-of-2018/]

Naked Spaces: Living Is Round (Trinh T. Minh-ha, 1985)
...
Vanessa Place, If I Wanted Your Opinion, I’d Remove the Duct Tape (2016)
Letting letterboxd do the pretty-visuals work for you, eh? ;) I'm for once quite satisfied with my screenshots, sometimes it feels like they tell a story, creating numerous connections and possibilities. Anyway,

So would you say your list very naturally supplements, follows up from, and intensifies your last year's (interests, zones of intensity)? Flowing, experimental, and ethnographic cinema, a lot of philosophical voice-over and text-on-screen work, anti-establishment stuff, ... those seem like some of the same salient running threads/themes.

I almost went for 'Illuminated Texts' the other day, with the opportunity arising of watching a longer film (ended up seeing 'An Elephant Sitting Still' instead...). I will watch it at some point, give Elder a second go.

Films from your list also seen this year which didn't make mine (most almost did): 625, Bruits d'images aux fenêtres d'osmin, Somniloquies, Inca Light, Polaroids, D'autres mondes, Breaker, Viscera, Away, Hyper-Reality, Night Light, Commodity City, Juste la fin du monde, Ghost Cell, Lang, The Dream of the Little Ballerina, The House That Jack Built, I Am Not Madame Bovary, & You Were Never Really Here. 'Flesh Flows' probably wouldn't've made mine if I hadn't rewatched it screened from a big projector. ^_^

Any films on your list we haven't discussed this year yet you'd particularly recommend to me? 'Das Netz' I'd reckon is still top priority.
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Post by joachimt » December 29th, 2018, 4:53 pm

I watched this yesterday and rated it 9/10 as well. :cheers:
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Post by St. Gloede » December 29th, 2018, 5:34 pm

Just created my top 100 on Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/gloede/list/firs ... -the-crop/

Hope to still be able to add one or two films to the list.

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Post by 72allinncallme » December 29th, 2018, 7:09 pm

joachimt wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 4:53 pm
I watched this yesterday and rated it 9/10 as well. :cheers:
It have one of my favourite scenes of all time:
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Post by matthewscott8 » December 29th, 2018, 8:35 pm

I usually do a top 100 every year, but I just can't get close this year, I've had depression and with it general lack of energy, and haven't got through enough films. I have 900 films I'm trying to get into shape for a top 1000 eventually, I inducted 43 movies into that group that were first times views from this year. December is my most watchings month, and I often save up really high potential stuff for the last couple of days of the year (I just watched The Magnificent Ambersons for example), and so this may be updated in the next few days. These are in order of preference from top Nostos at #1.

Nostos: Il ritorno / Nostos: The Return (1989 - Franco Piavoli)
Panique au village / A Town Called Panic (2009 - Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar)
Sogobi (2002 - James Benning)
Hiso hiso boshi / The Whispering Star (2015 - Sion Sono)
11x14 (1977 - James Benning)
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942 - Orson Welles)
Die Russen kommen (1968 - Heiner Carow)
Klassenverhältnisse / Class Relations (1984 - Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub)
Portrait of Jennie (1948 - William Dieterle)
The Mafu Cage (1978 - Karen Arthur)
Lettres d'amour (1942 - Claude Autant-Lara)
Dune (1984 - David Lynch)
Giperboloid inzhenera Garina / The Hyperboloid of Engineer Garin (1965 - Aleksandr Gintsburg)
Le deuxième souffle / Second Wind (1966 - Jean-Pierre Melville)
Ramrod (1947 - André De Toth)
Acht Stunden sind kein Tag / Eight Hours Don't Make a Day (1972 - Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
The World (2009 - Takashi Makino)
Heart of Midnight (1988 - Matthew Chapman)
Beyond the Forest (1949 - King Vidor)
Akira (1988 - Katsuhiro Ôtomo)
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989 - Steven Soderbergh)
Dead Slow Ahead (2015 - Mauro Herce)
Ak-Nyeo / The Villainess (2017 - Byung-gil Jung)
Shinjuku kuroshakai: Chaina mafia sensô / Shinjuku Triad Society (1995 - Takashi Miike)
Tsubaki Sanjûrô / Sanjuro (1962 - Akira Kurosawa)
Equinox (1992 - Alan Rudolph)
Lady Oscar (1979 - Jacques Demy)
Faa yeung nin wa / In the Mood for Love (2000 - Kar-Wai Wong)
O Horizon (2018 - The Otolith Group)
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004 - Wes Anderson)
Experiment Perilous (1944 - Jacques Tourneur)
Return to Oz (1985 - Walter Murch)
Un rêve solaire / A Solar Dream (2016 - Patrick Bokanowski)
Flowers in the Attic (1987 - Jeffrey Bloom)
Kanashimi no Beradonna / Belladonna of Sadness (1973 - Eiichi Yamamoto)
Blue Black Permanent (1992 - Margaret Tait)
L'ivresse du pouvoir / Comedy of Power (2006 - Claude Chabrol)
The Singer Not the Song (1961 - Roy Ward Baker)
Isle of Dogs (2018 - Wes Anderson)
Decoder (1984 - Muscha)
Daliás idök / Heroic Times (1983 - József Gémes)
Homicidal (1961 - William Castle)
The Infiltrator (2016 - Brad Furman)
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Post by 72allinncallme » December 29th, 2018, 9:18 pm

flaiky wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 3:29 pm
Samson & Delilah (De Heer, 2009)
That is not a de Heer movie flaiky ;)

Looks like you value BBB (almost) as much as I do though. :cheers:

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Post by Perception de Ambiguity » December 29th, 2018, 9:39 pm

Carmel1379 wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 4:42 pm
Perception de Ambiguity wrote:
December 28th, 2018, 5:44 pm
Mine:
[as a pretty letterboxd list: https://letterboxd.com/systematicer/lis ... s-of-2018/]

Naked Spaces: Living Is Round (Trinh T. Minh-ha, 1985)
...
Vanessa Place, If I Wanted Your Opinion, I’d Remove the Duct Tape (2016)
Letting letterboxd do the pretty-visuals work for you, eh? ;) I'm for once quite satisfied with my screenshots, sometimes it feels like they tell a story, creating numerous connections and possibilities. Anyway,

So would you say your list very naturally supplements, follows up from, and intensifies your last year's (interests, zones of intensity)? Flowing, experimental, and ethnographic cinema, a lot of philosophical voice-over and text-on-screen work, anti-establishment stuff, ... those seem like some of the same salient running threads/themes.

I almost went for 'Illuminated Texts' the other day, with the opportunity arising of watching a longer film (ended up seeing 'An Elephant Sitting Still' instead...). I will watch it at some point, give Elder a second go.

Films from your list also seen this year which didn't make mine (most almost did): 625, Bruits d'images aux fenêtres d'osmin, Somniloquies, Inca Light, Polaroids, D'autres mondes, Breaker, Viscera, Away, Hyper-Reality, Night Light, Commodity City, Juste la fin du monde, Ghost Cell, Lang, The Dream of the Little Ballerina, The House That Jack Built, I Am Not Madame Bovary, & You Were Never Really Here. 'Flesh Flows' probably wouldn't've made mine if I hadn't rewatched it screened from a big projector. ^_^

Any films on your list we haven't discussed this year yet you'd particularly recommend to me? 'Das Netz' I'd reckon is still top priority.
For now I just don't believe in images anymore. They genuinely lost most of their expressiveness for me. Not subscribing to the "a picture says more than a thousand words" school of thought anymore. They aren't even adequate enough to communicate with yourself, any new look at one evokes a fresh interpretation, creates a new world, triggers a different experience. At least a screenshot with subtitles that has 15 words says 15 words, I'm obviously still cool enough with those. Words are interpreted differently as well, naturally, but I already went deep enough down the rabbit hole for our purposes here. Having made that rant, I quite enjoyed your screenshot histoire(s), though, about as much as I still can. Used them as a screenshot quiz, but which was way too easy to solve since about 85% of the films are new or old favorites of mine...
Recalling the experience of observing them 41-50 and 51-60 were the batches that stuck out for me at least a little more than the other ones, but feel free to draw your own conclusions for why that was. The most impressive one was the last one, though, because you manged to sneak in 11 pictures into one tumblr post, even if you can't click/enlarge the last picture.

Life's a state of perpetual change, you know. Looking at the two lists together analytically this year's seems to follow the same trajectory fairly seamlessly. [Looking at my list from last year it would appear that you adopted the titles count of 111. This year mine will probably end up being however fucking long it will end up being, since you know I believe in numbers as little as in images.] Of the words you used "intensify" seems the most apt to me. I got radicalized, after all; expect hearing about some assassinations and bomb explosions somewhere on planet Earth soon... Consciously the year to me felt like a big step in moving away from narrative fiction cinema and "story". There's still a good bunch of them there, and yeah, this development follows the trend from last and probably also the previous couple of years.
This year I found it especially difficult to muster up barely any great enthusiasm for conventional (or "a little playful; often just for its own sake") narrative fiction, and I embrace the development, actually, for the new year I wish to become even more radicalized! In some sense my two cinematic interests (preferably) are the two extremes, a) the "think up your own sense" school of thought, cinema as a mirror of the mind being a mirror of the world being a mirror of the mind (avant-garde), and b) films with a blatant agenda, telling you the right way to think, or how not to think, so "cinema as a propaganda machine", albeit, as you said, the anti-establishment kind, one that is in opposition to the machine that perpetuates the status quo, and along those lines I embrace art of great satirical value as well, of course, life without humor would almost be as much of a mistake as life without music. Plain anarchic art or about anything that just opens up radically different vistas of perceptions are groovy too. The "b" extreme type comprising of documentaries, literal-minded films (in the sense of wordy in a cerebral way, be it intellectual, philosophical or poetic), and "subversive" comedy.
I think this should cover all of my faves this year, and if not I promise to do better next year. Then again my breakdown of cinematic interests possibly covers about everything safe for run of the mill hype movies...

'An Elephant Sitting Still' - Not gonna say I told you so...
If you want to call watching that excerpt "giving Elder a second go". Better watch IT.

I wouldn't recommend any of them, no. Well, maybe the two romance films that have "Darkness" in their title (but more the second one), that's it, because this is the way I see you.
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Post by flaiky » December 29th, 2018, 10:03 pm

72allinncallme wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 9:18 pm
flaiky wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 3:29 pm
Samson & Delilah (De Heer, 2009)
That is not a de Heer movie flaiky ;)

Looks like you value BBB (almost) as much as I do though. :cheers:
Ah yeah of course not, doh, it doesn't even feel like one.

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Post by Perception de Ambiguity » December 29th, 2018, 11:03 pm

Most profound/fruitful rewatches would deserve a platform as well, but I won't be the guy to make that thread, and based on previous years I don't count on someone making one (but I'd encourage it), so at least for now I'm just gonna post them in this extra post, simply because I'm curious myself what the list will look like.

This should be pretty condensed for me, focusing on films that all could have made this yearly list (if they had been first-time viewings) but which also struck me in a significantly different, notably new way compared to previous viewing(s), enough to make them in some sense feel as fresh as the new faves.

  1. Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999) one
  2. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976 cut) (John Cassavetes, 1976) 6→9
  3. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (Jim Jarmusch, 1999) 7→9
  4. The World's Greatest Sinner (Timothy "GOD" Carey, 1962) 8+
  5. Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1970) 6→8
  6. Trois couleurs: Bleu / Three Colours: Blue (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1993) 5→7
  7. L'ange (Patrick Bokanowski, 1982) 7→9
  8. ワタモテ / WataMote / 私がモテないのはどう考えてもお前らが悪い! / No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular! (2013) 8→9
  9. This WORLD, then the FIREWORKS (Michael Oblowitz, 1997) 9
  10. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Mike Nichols, 1966) 9
  11. The Soundrel (Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur (& Lee Garmes); 1935) 10
  12. 少林足球 / Shaolin Soccer (Stephen Chow, 2001) 8→9
  13. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Terry Gilliam, 1998) 8→9
  14. The Sacred Art of Tibet (Larry Jordan, 1972) 7+
  15. Only God Forgives (NicWinRef, 2013) 8→9
  16. The Dark Knight Rises (NOLAN, 2012) 9→10
  17. Forbrydelsens element / The Element of Crime (Lars von Trier, 1984) 7→8
  18. Aus dem Leben der Marionetten (BERGMAN, 1980) 8
  19. Shame (Steve McQueen, 2011) 9
  20. Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg, 2012) 7→8

Mhhh, that's interesting...
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Post by albajos » December 29th, 2018, 11:14 pm

No 10/10s this year, but a few 9/10s

01. Call Me By Your Name (2017) USA/ITA/FRA/BRA
02. Hjertestart (2017) NOR
03. Utøya, 22. juli (2018) NOR
04. The Children's Hour (1961) USA
05. Love, Simon (2018) USA
06. Girl (2018) BEL/NED
07. Mar adentro (2004) ESP/FRA/ITA
08. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008) CAN
09. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) USA
10. The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (2010) UK
11. Hrútar (2015) ISL
12. Before Stonewall (1984) USA
13. Blindpassasjer (1978) NOR (mini-series)

of 829 seen movies.


6 of the 13 are LGBT+ movies, but that must be a coincidence...
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Post by Carmel1379 » December 30th, 2018, 1:19 am

Perception de Ambiguity wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 9:39 pm
Carmel1379 wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 4:42 pm
Perception de Ambiguity wrote:
December 28th, 2018, 5:44 pm
Mine:
[as a pretty letterboxd list: https://letterboxd.com/systematicer/lis ... s-of-2018/]

Naked Spaces: Living Is Round (Trinh T. Minh-ha, 1985)
...
Vanessa Place, If I Wanted Your Opinion, I’d Remove the Duct Tape (2016)
Letting letterboxd do the pretty-visuals work for you, eh? ;) I'm for once quite satisfied with my screenshots, sometimes it feels like they tell a story, creating numerous connections and possibilities. Anyway,

So would you say your list very naturally supplements, follows up from, and intensifies your last year's (interests, zones of intensity)? Flowing, experimental, and ethnographic cinema, a lot of philosophical voice-over and text-on-screen work, anti-establishment stuff, ... those seem like some of the same salient running threads/themes.

I almost went for 'Illuminated Texts' the other day, with the opportunity arising of watching a longer film (ended up seeing 'An Elephant Sitting Still' instead...). I will watch it at some point, give Elder a second go.

Films from your list also seen this year which didn't make mine (most almost did): 625, Bruits d'images aux fenêtres d'osmin, Somniloquies, Inca Light, Polaroids, D'autres mondes, Breaker, Viscera, Away, Hyper-Reality, Night Light, Commodity City, Juste la fin du monde, Ghost Cell, Lang, The Dream of the Little Ballerina, The House That Jack Built, I Am Not Madame Bovary, & You Were Never Really Here. 'Flesh Flows' probably wouldn't've made mine if I hadn't rewatched it screened from a big projector. ^_^

Any films on your list we haven't discussed this year yet you'd particularly recommend to me? 'Das Netz' I'd reckon is still top priority.
For now I just don't believe in images anymore. They genuinely lost most of their expressiveness for me. Not subscribing to the "a picture says more than a thousand words" school of thought anymore. They aren't even adequate enough to communicate with yourself, any new look at one evokes a fresh interpretation, creates a new world, triggers a different experience. At least a screenshot with subtitles that has 15 words says 15 words, I'm obviously still cool enough with those. Words are interpreted differently as well, naturally, but I already went deep enough down the rabbit hole for our purposes here. Having made that rant, I quite enjoyed your screenshot histoire(s), though, about as much as I still can. Used them as a screenshot quiz, but which was way too easy to solve since about 85% of the films are new or old favorites of mine...
Recalling the experience of observing them 41-50 and 51-60 were the batches that stuck out for me at least a little more than the other ones, but feel free to draw your own conclusions for why that was. The most impressive one was the last one, though, because you manged to sneak in 11 pictures into one tumblr post, even if you can't click/enlarge the last picture.

Life's a state of perpetual change, you know. Looking at the two lists together analytically this year's seems to follow the same trajectory fairly seamlessly. [Looking at my list from last year it would appear that you adopted the titles count of 111. This year mine will probably end up being however fucking long it will end up being, since you know I believe in numbers as little as in images.] Of the words you used "intensify" seems the most apt to me. I got radicalized, after all; expect hearing about some assassinations and bomb explosions somewhere on planet Earth soon... Consciously the year to me felt like a big step in moving away from narrative fiction cinema and "story". There's still a good bunch of them there, and yeah, this development follows the trend from last and probably also the previous couple of years.
This year I found it especially difficult to muster up barely any great enthusiasm for conventional (or "a little playful; often just for its own sake") narrative fiction, and I embrace the development, actually, for the new year I wish to become even more radicalized! In some sense my two cinematic interests (preferably) are the two extremes, a) the "think up your own sense" school of thought, cinema as a mirror of the mind being a mirror of the world being a mirror of the mind (avant-garde), and b) films with a blatant agenda, telling you the right way to think, or how not to think, so "cinema as a propaganda machine", albeit, as you said, the anti-establishment kind, one that is in opposition to the machine that perpetuates the status quo, and along those lines I embrace art of great satirical value as well, of course, life without humor would almost be as much of a mistake as life without music. Plain anarchic art or about anything that just opens up radically different vistas of perceptions are groovy too. The "b" extreme type comprising of documentaries, literal-minded films (in the sense of wordy in a cerebral way, be it intellectual, philosophical or poetic), and "subversive" comedy.
I think this should cover all of my faves this year, and if not I promise to do better next year. Then again my breakdown of cinematic interests possibly covers about everything safe for run of the mill hype movies...

'An Elephant Sitting Still' - Not gonna say I told you so...
If you want to call watching that excerpt "giving Elder a second go". Better watch IT.

I wouldn't recommend any of them, no. Well, maybe the two romance films that have "Darkness" in their title (but more the second one), that's it, because this is the way I see you.
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Visa de censure n° X, Incidence of Catastrophe, The Cambodian Room: Situations with Antoine D'Agata, The Wild Pear Tree, 7362, The Man with the 7 Second Memory, Loveless, The Sea That Thinks might not hurt you too much either. And you already got the acidburn flashback ready.
Glad you got something out of them nonetheless. Any screenshots you had troubles guessing / couldn't guess?

An image is just an image, but the hunt for one to represent a given film (either among a larger pool of screenshots which are relevant to me or chosen out of necessity/scarcity/no access to the film) and spontaneously weaving something resembling (in the projecting, framing mind) a storyboard -- with the multiplicity of arising & traversing themes, titles, dialogue scraps, faces, particles, potentials, arrangements, drifts, ... -- is always an interesting process for me. All discovery happens in retrospect: I never set out with a particular idea in mind, it's them which come to me after something has been (intuitively, without some analytic procedure) chosen, arranged; the outside in; post-hoc connections (which aren't explained too much) over expression. There are so many possible permutations. The arbitrary-enough tumblr limitation of 10 pictures per batch also things - at what point does a story begin or end, are breaks within the flow of screenshots more productive-stimulating?, how far can a mind handle nonlinearity / memory of earlier images/induced thoughts, and sho on and sho on.

I know you used 111 last year; after little thought I also concluded that's the number which'll feel best to end a list at which overspilled from the 100 upper bound [I was hesitating between 111 and 121, the latter which is nice for also having symmetry and being 11^2, but 111 is a bit more groovy]. Also 111 now always evokes that visceral nightmare I told you a little about, since after waking up and instinctively-panicky grabbing my phone to reality-check, the time was exactly 01:11am which gave me yet another unsettling chill up my spine. tehe

Ha, I even had your a) & b) "two extremes" cinematic interests in mind before you expanded on them in writing just now. That is, I noticed you enjoyed some "propaganda" / message-oriented edifying films -- I'm thinking of "Can Dialectics Break Bricks?", "Profit & nothing but!", and "Breaking with Old Ideas" (by PRC) in particular here, at least those do immediately show an ideological(/ ideology-focused) bent.

May 2019 radicalise and carry you further beyond or within, then.



maybe the two romance films that have "Darkness" in their title (...) because this is the way I see you. - You mean like this? :D
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His uncouth way, or spread his aerie flight,
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Over the vast abrupt, ere he arrive
The happy Ile?

Nur dein Auge – ungeheuer / Blickt michs an, Unendlichkeit!
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Post by Carmel1379 » December 30th, 2018, 2:01 am

Perception de Ambiguity wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 11:03 pm
Most profound/fruitful rewatches would deserve a platform as well
Mhhh, interesting indeed how Fight Club -- even after 7 or so previous viewings -- turned out to be your bestest rewatch of the year you also managed to see in many new fresh ways.

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For mine, I'm going to have to use three categories.

First, "new favourites" - films I had little memory of, didn't "get" or particularly care about, which this year became newly beloved solid favourites, bestowing completely original feelings and thoughts.

Heat (1995, Michael Mann) (2nd viewing) 8→9
Drive (2011, Nicolas Winding Refn) (4th viewing) 8→9
Kamikaze Girls / Shimotsuma Monogatari-Yanki-chan & Lolita-chan (2004, Tetsuya Nakashima) (2nd viewing) 6→8
耳をすませば / Whisper of the Heart (1995, Yoshifumi Kondô) (2nd viewing) 7→8
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998, Terry Gilliam) (3rd viewing) 6→8
Possession (1981, Andrzej Żuławski) (2nd viewing) 7→8
The Exorcist (1973, William Friedkin) (2nd viewing) 7


Second, "deepened favourites" - films I had really loved before as well, but for which this year's rewatch could easily be called "eye-opening", providing a very fresh perspective and new deeper appreciation.

Melancholia (2011, Lars von Trier) (3rd viewing) 9+
Neon Genesis Evangelion + The End of Evangelion (1995-97, Hideaki Anno) (3rd viewing) 9→10
WataMote / No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular! (2013, Shin Ōnuma) (2nd viewing) 8→9+
Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles) (3rd viewing) (35mm theatrically) 10
Mysterious Skin (2004, Gregg Araki) (2nd viewing) 9→10
Spring Breakers (2012, Harmony Korine) (3rd viewing) 9→10
A Serious Man (2009, Joel & Ethan Coen) (3rd viewing) 9
3 Women (1977, Robert Altman) (2nd viewing) 8
The Room (2003, Written by Tommy Wiseau, Produced by Tommy Wiseau, Directed by Tommy Wiseau) (4th viewing) (theatrically) 8→9
The Dark Knight Rises (2012, Christopher Nolan) (3rd+ viewing) 8→9
Twelve Monkeys (1995, Terry Gilliam) (3rd viewing) 9


Third, a rather superfluous category, but anyway - exhilarating revisits of all-time favourites where the rewatch was definitely vastly relevant in various ways in my life during the year, but not stimulating in an "eye-opening" way as strongly as above / not deeply reforming my previous perspective, stream of associated experiences, thoughts, and feelings related to the film itself, notwithstanding strong or not they were.
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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Stanley Kubrick) (4th+ & 5th+ viewing) (theatrically x2) 10
Paprika (2006, Satoshi Kon) (2nd viewing) 9
Serial Experiments Lain (1998, Nakamura, Konaka, ABe, Ueda, & god(?)) (3rd viewing) ∞/10
Stranger Things 1&2 (2016-17, the Duffer brothers) (3rd viewing) 10
The Dark Knight (2008, Christopher Nolan) (6th+ viewing) 9+
Twin Peaks (The Return/A Limited Event Series) (2017, David Lynch) (2nd/3rd viewing) 9
The Long Goodbye (1973, Robert Altman) (2nd viewing) 8
Fight Club (1999, David Fincher) (6th viewing) 10
Trois Couleurs: Bleu (1993, Krzysztof Kieślowski) (4th or 5th viewing) (theatrically) 10
Eyes Wide Shut (1999, Stanley Kubrick) (3rd viewing) 9+
Before Sunrise (1995, Richard Linklater) (3rd viewing) 9
Love Exposure (2008, Sion Sono) (2nd viewing) 9
Shame (2011, Steve McQueen) (3rd viewing) 9
Midnight Special (2016, Jeff Nichols) (2nd viewing) 7→8
Back to the Future (1985, Robert Zemeckis) (2nd viewing) 7→8
Twilight (2008, Catherine Hardwicke) (2nd viewing) 6→7
Groundhog Day (1993, Harold Ramis) (3rd viewing) 7→8
eXistenZ (1999. David Cronenberg) (2nd viewing) 7
The Woman in the Window (1944, Fritz Lang) (2nd viewing) 8
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whom shall we find
Sufficient? who shall tempt with wand’ring feet
The dark unbottom’d infinite Abyss,
And through the palpable obscure find out
His uncouth way, or spread his aerie flight,
Upborn with indefatigable wings,
Over the vast abrupt, ere he arrive
The happy Ile?

Nur dein Auge – ungeheuer / Blickt michs an, Unendlichkeit!
Close the world. ʇxǝu ǝɥʇ uǝdO.
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Post by timmy_501 » December 30th, 2018, 6:30 am

I haven't seen every episode of Nathan for You but I generally thought it was quite good. That's really my style of humor. Among other movies near the top of your list, I've also seen The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, which was pretty good but not quite what I hoped for from a Coen Bros movie. What did you think of the ending?

Best movies I saw, rough order:

Hereditary
Bad Times at the El Royale
Searching
Lady Bird
Venom
Three Billboards...
Get Shorty
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Walking Tall (1973)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Barcelona

Pretty bleak, I guess. Maybe someday I'll get back into watching lots of films.

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Post by viktor-vaudevillain » December 30th, 2018, 10:23 am

@matthewscott:

Nostos: Il ritorno / Nostos: The Return - I'm very much looking forward to this my self, especially as Al primo soffio di vento / At the Second Breath of the Wind is one of the best thing's I've seen this year. Have you seen that one yet?

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Post by St. Gloede » December 30th, 2018, 10:48 am

For the convenience of those of don't want to go to letterboxd, here's the top 25:

10/10
Estiu 1993 / Summer 1993 (2017, Carla Simón)

9.5/10
Jane B. par Agnès V. (1988, Agnès Varda)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017, Yorgos Lanthimos)
Visages villages (2017, Agnès Varda & JR)

9/10

Baal (1970, Volker Schlöndorff)
La commune (Paris, 1871) (2000, Peter Watkins)
The Draughtsman's Contract (1982, Peter Greenaway)
Inimi cicatrizate / Scarred Hearts (2016, Radu Jude)
Dalla nube alla resistenza / From the Clouds to the Resistance (1979, Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub)
Húsz óra / Twenty Hours (1965, Zoltán Fábri)
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La belle noiseuse (1991, Jacques Rivette)
Le rapport Darty (1989, Jean-Luc Godard)
Qing mei zhu ma / Taipei Story (1985, Edward Yang)
La femme qui pleure / The Crying Woman (1979, Jacques Doillon)
Western (2017, Valeska Grisebach)
Lebedyne ozero. Zona / Swan Lake - The Zone (1990, Yuri Ilyenko)
Rosetta (1999, Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne)
The Square (2017, Ruben Östlund)
Cerný Petr (1964, Milos Forman)
J'accuse (1919, Abel Gance)
The Florida Project (2017, Sean Baker)
Nausicaa (1970, Agnès Varda)
Mrs. Fang (2017, Bing Wang)
Happy End (2017, Michael Haneke)
Petla / The Noose (1958, Wojciech Has)

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Post by Ivan0716 » December 30th, 2018, 11:16 am

St. Gloede wrote:
December 30th, 2018, 10:48 am
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017, Yorgos Lanthimos)
The Draughtsman's Contract (1982, Peter Greenaway)
I think you're gonna like The Favourite, a lot.

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Post by St. Gloede » December 30th, 2018, 11:24 am

Oh yes, my highest anticipated film of the year!

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Post by matthewscott8 » December 31st, 2018, 12:36 am

viktor-vaudevillain wrote:
December 30th, 2018, 10:23 am
@matthewscott:

Nostos: Il ritorno / Nostos: The Return - I'm very much looking forward to this my self, especially as Al primo soffio di vento / At the Second Breath of the Wind is one of the best thing's I've seen this year. Have you seen that one yet?
Yes, I saw it back in 2016. It's a lovely film, very contemplative, compassionate, in touch with the energy of its environment. Nostos is very different, but also amazing.

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Post by Perception de Ambiguity » December 31st, 2018, 12:47 am

timmy_501 wrote:
December 30th, 2018, 6:30 am
I haven't seen every episode of Nathan for You but I generally thought it was quite good. That's really my style of humor. Among other movies near the top of your list, I've also seen The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, which was pretty good but not quite what I hoped for from a Coen Bros movie. What did you think of the ending?

Best movies I saw, rough order:

Hereditary
Bad Times at the El Royale
Searching
Lady Bird
Venom
Three Billboards...
Get Shorty
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Walking Tall (1973)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Barcelona

Pretty bleak, I guess. Maybe someday I'll get back into watching lots of films.
I talked at length about "Buster Scruggs" with Carmel, so he probably knows better about what I said than I do since he has perfect memory and I'm "No Memory" guy. (Feel free to chip in, Axxon N.)
I think something I said was that the final segment plays very successfully with the ambiguity of the two bounty hunters either being the grim reaper coming for the other three characters, or them just being creepy guys who wished they were Death incarnate, ultimately a meaningless distinction to me, even more so in the context of the absurdity of the film overall - which reminds me of Steven Wright's reply to the question "Do you believe in God"; "I believe that God thinks he's God. ... And that idea is so powerful that a lot of other people believe it too." This segment feels particularly "unreal". The setup is used as a vehicle to now blatantly philosophize about arguably the biggest question - what is love. Love, which is at once the thing that is most essential and the confused questioning about it causing the most anxiety. It's a philosophizing that inevitably goes straight into ethics, the trio's expressed opinion about what they think love is and should be gives a pretty thorough picture of their personalities. Do they walk up the stairway to Heaven at the end? The openness of it is what makes it all the better. Right now my personal interpretation would be that even though they are creeped out by death, afraid of taking that final step, they choose to do it voluntarily. And why, simply because it's better than to stay out in the cold darkness of the night. In other words death is nothing to be afraid of, at some point it will naturally feel like the brighter, warmer option, wanting to take the leap will come naturally, and the transition to the next world will be groovy.

Thanks for posting the nominations list for the next Golden Globes... oh.
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Post by timmy_501 » December 31st, 2018, 6:40 am

What was weird to me was that the bounty hunters didn't seem to act like they cared much at all about the other characters. Based on a short synopsis of the scene, I might expect them to be something like what you describe - angels of death or wannabes - but the dialogue didn't play out that way. I think I'd like to rewatch that scene to try to get a better idea of what exactly everyone is saying since the dialogue is both complex and fast-paced. There wasn't the heavy symbolism at the hotel the way I expected since it all did seem so tense and ominous, like it was leading to a big twist. At the same time, there was something very off about it, maybe just because it was so anti-climactic, NCFOM style. Or maybe there is some heavy subtext I just missed out on.

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