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#41

Post by maxwelldeux » November 21st, 2019, 6:15 am

cinewest wrote:
November 21st, 2019, 4:52 am
One thing that this exercise has made clear to me is that the period from the mid 50’s to mid 70’s really stands out in its richness, but not too far behind is the period from the mid 90’s until the early 2010’s, though there appears to be some drop off this decade.

I have some ideas about this, but wonder what others think. As to the richness of this more recent period, I think it is due to the expansion of cinema as a true “worldwide medium, and to the growth of independent film.
As to the fall off, I am less sure, though I believe it may have something to do with the development of other mixed-media, more interactive art forms, and a change in the marketplace, which is changing again with the growth of online production companies.
The question remains as to whether this will produce a new surge in creative cinema or not?
To put it another way, is it a dying art form, or one that is transforming into something else, and if the latter is true, what forms will that take?
So, with all the usual caveats of me being not that deep into cinema history and film watching in general, blah blah blah, here are my thoughts:

For me, the richness of that first period you mention ends in the mid-to-late 60s. But more striking for me than the richness is just how deep and good "foreign" (i.e., non-English) film was - my lists from that period are hugely laden with non-English films to a much higher degree than earlier or later years. And that was the most difficult time I had ordering my yearly film favorites; the ones from that period, because I loved so many of them.

And I see the effect you're noting regarding the latter period. For me, the quality of my top films for each year has remained relatively consistent since the 50s, the quality of (for convenient example) my 5th top film for each year picked up quite a bit in the mid-90s.

As far as why these trends are happening, I don't know. My casual observation is that there seems to be less variation in world cinema over time - not that there's not a lot of variability in quality (there clearly is), but there's less variance between film industries than there used to be. There are plenty of counter examples to this, but I've found that telling the difference between US/French/Japanese/etc cinema was much easier in the 50s and 60s than it is today.

But I think you make a good point by bringing up alternative media - with the technology explosion the last couple decades, the underground creative artists are still pushing boundaries, but they're doing so in non-traditional formats. You have an idea for an innovative and intense mystery story? Sure, cameras are cheap now, but film distribution is a bitch. So why not do YouTube? Or why not get super creative and chop it up into segments and release it on reddit/twitter/IG/etc? Or as a mixed-media experience? Or any number of an infinite number of options I haven't mentioned? Some amazingly creative artists, I suspect, just aren't getting into traditional film because it's not easy.

On this note, two of the most satisfying "media" experiences I can recall both came out of the late 90s/early 00s. The first was the original Blair Witch. The commercials got me; the webpages sucked me in. It was the first "viral" marketing I can recall getting hooked into. There was just enough mystery around it that while I intellectually knew it wasn't real, my heart told me it might be. Hitting me not only with the movie (the ultimate goal), and not just with the TV commercials, but bringing in webpages, news stories, blogs, conspiracy sites, etc. made it something hard to duplicate now.

Similarly, the best mystery story I've ever been a part of was from my college days (early 2000s). I can't even remember the details of the mystery, as they're actually unimportant. But it's how it was structured. You read a blog post (or something similar) about a person with an issue - interesting enough that you clicked on the next one. The next post intensifies it a bit. And again. Etc. Then something happens, but there's an odd digital clue. And another. Suddenly, you're sucked in, looking at the HTML code for the site searching for a comment that might have a clue where to go next. Coolest experience I've had in a mystery to date.

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#42

Post by cinewest » November 21st, 2019, 8:47 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
November 21st, 2019, 6:15 am
cinewest wrote:
November 21st, 2019, 4:52 am
One thing that this exercise has made clear to me is that the period from the mid 50’s to mid 70’s really stands out in its richness, but not too far behind is the period from the mid 90’s until the early 2010’s, though there appears to be some drop off this decade.

I have some ideas about this, but wonder what others think. As to the richness of this more recent period, I think it is due to the expansion of cinema as a true “worldwide medium, and to the growth of independent film.
As to the fall off, I am less sure, though I believe it may have something to do with the development of other mixed-media, more interactive art forms, and a change in the marketplace, which is changing again with the growth of online production companies.
The question remains as to whether this will produce a new surge in creative cinema or not?
To put it another way, is it a dying art form, or one that is transforming into something else, and if the latter is true, what forms will that take?
So, with all the usual caveats of me being not that deep into cinema history and film watching in general, blah blah blah, here are my thoughts:

For me, the richness of that first period you mention ends in the mid-to-late 60s. But more striking for me than the richness is just how deep and good "foreign" (i.e., non-English) film was - my lists from that period are hugely laden with non-English films to a much higher degree than earlier or later years. And that was the most difficult time I had ordering my yearly film favorites; the ones from that period, because I loved so many of them.

And I see the effect you're noting regarding the latter period. For me, the quality of my top films for each year has remained relatively consistent since the 50s, the quality of (for convenient example) my 5th top film for each year picked up quite a bit in the mid-90s.

As far as why these trends are happening, I don't know. My casual observation is that there seems to be less variation in world cinema over time - not that there's not a lot of variability in quality (there clearly is), but there's less variance between film industries than there used to be. There are plenty of counter examples to this, but I've found that telling the difference between US/French/Japanese/etc cinema was much easier in the 50s and 60s than it is today.

But I think you make a good point by bringing up alternative media - with the technology explosion the last couple decades, the underground creative artists are still pushing boundaries, but they're doing so in non-traditional formats. You have an idea for an innovative and intense mystery story? Sure, cameras are cheap now, but film distribution is a bitch. So why not do YouTube? Or why not get super creative and chop it up into segments and release it on reddit/twitter/IG/etc? Or as a mixed-media experience? Or any number of an infinite number of options I haven't mentioned? Some amazingly creative artists, I suspect, just aren't getting into traditional film because it's not easy.

On this note, two of the most satisfying "media" experiences I can recall both came out of the late 90s/early 00s. The first was the original Blair Witch. The commercials got me; the webpages sucked me in. It was the first "viral" marketing I can recall getting hooked into. There was just enough mystery around it that while I intellectually knew it wasn't real, my heart told me it might be. Hitting me not only with the movie (the ultimate goal), and not just with the TV commercials, but bringing in webpages, news stories, blogs, conspiracy sites, etc. made it something hard to duplicate now.

Similarly, the best mystery story I've ever been a part of was from my college days (early 2000s). I can't even remember the details of the mystery, as they're actually unimportant. But it's how it was structured. You read a blog post (or something similar) about a person with an issue - interesting enough that you clicked on the next one. The next post intensifies it a bit. And again. Etc. Then something happens, but there's an odd digital clue. And another. Suddenly, you're sucked in, looking at the HTML code for the site searching for a comment that might have a clue where to go next. Coolest experience I've had in a mystery to date.
Thanks for chiming in with some interesting extensions and responses to what I first posted, Maxwell.

Agree that there was an explosion of creativity in "world cinema" (which was mostly European and Japanese) that began in the mid-late 50's and coincided with the expansion of world cinema, as well as world wide events that impacted nations and cultures at that time, though I think this carried on into the early 70's (and many of these filmmakers worked well into the 80's) before it began to lose steam (I can provide plenty of examples if you wish).

It is one of my posits that another expansive and highly expressive wave of world cinema that went well beyond Europe and Japan began fully expressing itself in the mid-90's (though it got started about 10 years earlier), and that it has continued to expand until today, though I have noticed a drop off in the number of outstanding examples in the 2010's.

The reason I think that most people haven't really noticed is due to a variety of factors:
1) The amount of, and diversity in kinds of movies coming out all over the world is overwhelming these days, while at the same time the attention and support given to non-English cinema, especially cinema from the "less developed" world, and to less commercial kinds of films is less and less by proportion, which together makes it more difficult than ever for a FL film, especially one from a "less important nation" or one working in a "less common" way, to gain traction in the film market.
2) There are no unifying cultural and global issues that seem to invite audiences to sample different perspectives (with globalization, the world has simultaneously put us all in potential contact, while at the same time "unified" us through the exports of dominant cultures, which have further marginalized the expression of most other cultures unless various expressions have found a way to join in and become adopted (there are numerous examples of "foreigners" in the film industry who have made their way to the U.S. or France (the industry leaders) to ply their trade, and hopefully have the chance to do produce something "culturally relevant" to where they come from (ex. Roma in 2018).

I would argue that there is a peak period (between the mid 90's and the early 2010's) where the strength and quality of "world cinema" was very comparable to what it was from the late 50's to early 70's, but very few seem to have noticed.

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Post by Tim2460 » November 21st, 2019, 11:03 am

What about joingning all the list together and see what that brings ? ;)

Everyone got an ICM or IMDB yet ?

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Post by Onderhond » November 21st, 2019, 11:31 am

I think a subject like this requires academic knowledge. The way we look at cinematic decades is extremely colored by our own taste, views on cinema and historic heritage, which doesn't necessarily reflect reality. Looking at my own list, I see a pretty steady decline, only the '20s seem to jump out in that regard. It's true that the 50/60 are more colored by Japanese/Italian/French waves, then again hardly anyone in the West noticed the Chinese wave of the 00s, so I don't feel like this "common knowledge" is very trustworthy to begin with.

I remember the BFI (was it) had some stat-heavy website that showed true insights and trends in releases, would be really cool to have this on a global scale though.

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Post by erde » November 21st, 2019, 11:24 pm

This is my list of favourite features from each year. I think that choosing one per year is basically quite an absurd task, but I did not want to take it too seriously and went with the current feeling. The films on the list might vary considerably depending on the mood of the day, though.

1911 - L'Inferno
1912 - Le Mystère des Roches de Kador
1913 - Fanômas - À l’ombre de la guillotine
1914 - Cabiria
1915 - Les Vampires
1916 - Posle smerti
1917 - Terje Vigen
1918 - Shoulder Arms
1919 - Die Austernprinzessin

1920 - Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari
1921 - Körkarlen
1922 - Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens
1923 - La souriante Madame Beudet
1924 - He Who Gets Slapped
1925 - Varieté
1926 - Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage
1927 - Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
1928 - The Crowd
1929 - Chelovek s Kino-apparatom

1930 - Zemlya
1931 - City Lights
1932 - Trouble in Paradise
1933 - Duck Soup
1934 - L'Atalante
1935 - Mad Love
1936 - Le roman d’un tricheur
1937 - Make Way for Tomorrow
1938 - Le Quai des Brumes
1939 - La règle du jeu

1940 - The Shop Around the Corner
1941 - Sullivan's Travels
1942 - The Ox-Bow Incident
1943 - Vredens dag
1944 - Laura
1945 - Brief Encounter
1946 - My Darling Clementine
1947 - Monsieur Verdoux
1948 - The Treasure of Sierra Madre
1949 - Banshun

1950 - Sunset Blvd
1951 - Ace in the Hole
1952 - Umberto D
1953 - Ugetsu monogatari
1954 - Viaggio in Italia
1955 - Sommarnattens leende
1956 - Un condamné à mort s’est échappé ou Le vent souffle oú il veut
1957 - Smultronstället
1958 - Jalsaghar
1959 - Pickpocket

1960 - L'avventura
1961 - La Notte
1962 - Seppuku
1963 - Otto e mezzo
1964 - Suna no onna
1965 - Obchod na korze
1966 - Andrey Rublev
1967 - Playtime
1968 - 2001: A Space Odyssey
1969 - Sayat Nova

1970 - Il conformista
1971 - A Clockwork Orange
1972 - Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie
1973 - Amarcord
1974 - Le fantôme de la liberté
1975 - Barry Lyndon
1976 - Cría cuervos
1977 - Voskhozhdenie
1978 - Days of Heaven
1979 - Stalker

1980 - Raging Bull
1981 - Mephisto
1982 - Fitzcarraldo
1983 - L'argent
1984 - Paris, Texas
1985 - Ran
1986 - Blue Velvet
1987 - Hamlet liikemaailmassa
1988 - Kárhozat
1989 - Dekalog

1990 - Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö
1991 - Da hong deng long gao gao gua
1992 - The Player
1993 - The Baby of Mâcon
1994 - Sátántangó
1995 - Dead Man
1996 - Fargo
1997 - Lost Highway
1998 - Hai shang hua
1999 - Magnolia

2000 - Sånger från andra våningen
2001 - Mulholland Dr.
2002 - Cremaster 3
2003 - Elephant
2004 - Bin-Jip
2005 - Moartea domnului Lãzãrescu
2006 - San xia hao ren
2007 - 4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile
2008 - Synecdoche, New York
2009 - Das weisse Band: Eine Deutsche Kindergeschichte

2010 - Somewhere
2011 - A torinói ló
2012 - Holy Motors
2013 - Borgman
2014 - The Grand Budapest Hotel
2015 - The Lobster
2016 - Hymyilevä mies
2017 - Toivon tuolla puolen
2018 - Roma
2019 - Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood
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Post by cinewest » November 22nd, 2019, 1:31 am

I love seeing all the votes for Holy Motors in 2012, and it isn’t like some other nominees that profited from weak competition. 2012 was a very good year in my book.

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Post by maxwelldeux » November 22nd, 2019, 4:23 am

I'm too lazy to distinguish features from shorts, so sorry.

I'm not deep before 1950, so quite a few of those earlier years aren't great. Even some of the newer years are a bit of a mess (e.g., 2019, 2015 which I hate because that rating is based on my expectations going in and I need to rewatch to adjust it), but here's my list:

2019 - The Amazing Johnathan Documentary 8/10, out of 11 ratings
2018 - BlacKkKlansman 9/10, out of 44 ratings
2017 - LA 92 9/10, out of 85 ratings
2016 - Bo Burnham: Make Happy 10/10, out of 115 ratings
2015 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens 10/10, out of 88 ratings
2014 - Gone Girl 10/10, out of 75 ratings
2013 - Prisoners 10/10, out of 59 ratings
2012 - Django Unchained 10/10, out of 44 ratings
2011 - A Separation 9/10, out of 29 ratings
2010 - Shutter Island 9/10, out of 54 ratings
2009 - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 9/10, out of 44 ratings
2008 - Gran Torino 10/10, out of 44 ratings
2007 - Hot Fuzz 10/10, out of 44 ratings
2006 - When The Levees Broke 9/10, out of 52 ratings
2005 - Brokeback Mountain 9/10, out of 42 ratings
2004 - Kung Fu Hustle 9/10, out of 40 ratings
2003 - Kill Bill v1 10/10, out of 34 ratings
2002 - 9/11 10/10, out of 41 ratings
2001 - Amelie 9/10, out of 37 ratings
2000 - Memento 9/10, out of 36 ratings
1999 - American Beauty 10/10, out of 42 ratings
1998 - The Big Lebowski 9/10, out of 41 ratings
1997 - Life is Beautiful 10/10, out of 29 ratings
1996 - Fargo 10/10, out of 23 ratings
1995 - The Usual Suspects 10/10, out of 36 ratings
1994 - The Shawshank Redemption 10/10, out of 29 ratings
1993 - Three Colors: Blue 9/10, out of 23 ratings
1992 - Reservoir Dogs 9/10, out of 25 ratings
1991 - The Silence of the Lambs 9/10, out of 28 ratings
1990 - Misery 9/10, out of 21 ratings
1989 - Do the Right Thing 9/10, out of 36 ratings
1988 - Die Hard 9/10, out of 38 ratings
1987 - The Princess Bride 10/10, out of 35 ratings
1986 - Babakiueria 10/10, out of 28 ratings
1985 - Clue 10/10, out of 29 ratings
1984 - Amadeus 9/10, out of 33 ratings
1983 - Scarface 9/10, out of 17 ratings
1982 - Fanny & Alexander 9/10, out of 40 ratings
1981 - Das Boot 9/10, out of 18 ratings
1980 - The Empire Strikes 10/10, out of 34 ratings
1979 - Apocalypse Now 9/10, out of 21 ratings
1978 - Dawn of the Dead 8/10, out of 26 ratings
1977 - Star Wars 9/10, out of 16 ratings
1976 - Network 9/10, out of 27 ratings
1975 - Dog Day Afternoon 9/10, out of 29 ratings
1974 - The Conversation 9/10, out of 17 ratings
1973 - The Wicker Man 8/10, out of 20 ratings
1972 - Cries and Whispers 8/10, out of 29 ratings
1971 - Walkabout 8/10, out of 24 ratings
1970 - Patton 10/10, out of 20 ratings
1969 - My Night at Maud's 8/10, out of 23 ratings
1968 - Night of the Living Dead 8/10, out of 19 ratings
1967 - Le Samourai 8/10, out of 33 ratings
1966 - Persona 9/10, out of 24 ratings
1965 - The War Game 9/10, out of 24 ratings
1964 - Woman in the Dunes 9/10, out of 27 ratings
1963 - Winter Light 8/10, out of 23 ratings
1962 - To Kill a Mockinbird 10/10, out of 28 ratings
1961 - Yojimbo 9/10, out of 14 ratings
1960 - Psycho 9/10, out of 20 ratings
1959 - North by Northwest 9/10, out of 21 ratings
1958 - Vertigo 9/10, out of 17 ratings
1957 - 12 Angry Men 10/10, out of 27 ratings
1956 - A Man Escaped 8/10, out of 14 ratings
1955 - Rififi 8/10, out of 18 ratings
1954 - Dial M for Murder 9/10, out of 15 ratings
1953 - The Wages of Fear 9/10, out of 30 ratings
1952 - Singin' in the Rain 9/10, out of 15 ratings
1951 - Ace in the Hole 8/10, out of 16 ratings
1950 - Sunset Boulevard 9/10, out of 25 ratings
1949 - Long-Haired Hare 8/10, out of 12 ratings
1948 - Germany Year Zero 8/10, out of 17 ratings
1947 - The Cat Concerto 8/10, out of 10 ratings
1946 - Beauty and the Beast 9/10, out of 22 ratings
1945 - Brief Encounter 10/10, out of 18 ratings
1944 - Arsenic and Old Lace 8/10, out of 16 ratings
1943 - The Ox-Bow Incident 8/10, out of 14 ratings
1942 - To Be or Not To Be 8/10, out of 15 ratings
1941 - Citizen Kane 8/10, out of 8 ratings
1940 - The Great Dictator 9/10, out of 14 ratings
1939 - Je T'Attendrai 8/10, out of 13 ratings
1938 - The Lady Vanishes 8/10, out of 18 ratings
1937 - Make Way for Tomorrow 9/10, out of 9 ratings
1936 - Mr. Deeds Goes to Town 7/10, out of 13 ratings
1935 - A Night at the Opera 7/10, out of 14 ratings
1934 - The Thin Man 8/10, out of 8 ratings
1933 - Gold Diggers of 1933 10/10, out of 17 ratings
1932 - Vampyr 7/10, out of 16 ratings
1931 - M 8/10, out of 11 ratings
1930 - All Quiet on the Western Front 8/10, out of 12 ratings
1929 - Man with a Movie Camera 8/10, out of 12 ratings
1928 - The Seashell and the Clergyman 8/10, out of 11 ratings
1927 - Berlin: Symphony of a City 8/10, out of 5 ratings
1926 - The Adventures of Prince Achmed 7/10, out of 9 ratings
1925 - The Big Parade 8/10, out of 12 ratings
1924 - Sherlock Jr. 7/10, out of 10 ratings
1923 - Our Hospitality 8/10, out of 13 ratings
1922 - Nanook of the North 7/10, out of 16 ratings
1921 - The High Sign 8/10, out of 8 ratings
1920 - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 8/10, out of 7 ratings
1919 - The Cigarette 7/10, out of 5 ratings
1918 - Shoulder Arms 7/10, out of 5 ratings
1917 - The Cure 7/10, out of 8 ratings
1916 - The Pawnshop 8/10, out of 5 ratings
1915 - N/A x/10, out of 5 ratings
1914 - N/A x/10, out of 5 ratings
1913 - N/A x/10, out of 3 ratings
1912 - The Musketeers of Pig Alley 7/10, out of 5 ratings
1911 - N/A x/10, out of 3 ratings
1910 - N/A x/10, out of 2 ratings

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Post by erde » November 22nd, 2019, 5:35 am

cinewest wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 1:31 am
I love seeing all the votes for Holy Motors in 2012, and it isn’t like some other nominees that profited from weak competition. 2012 was a very good year in my book.
I completely agree. I very much liked, for example, Amour, Cosmopolis, Django, Jagten, The Master, Moonrise Kingdom, To the Wonder and Wadjda from that same year. But Holy Motors was just unbelievable. I'm still amazed about it.

It also seems that I'm in a very small minority that hugely enjoys the impressionistic, stream of consciousness type films of Malick in the 2010s. For me The Tree of Life, To the Wonder, Knight of Cups and Song to Song are all incredible. They just didn't make the cut in the list, because there was something that I liked even more those years - at least yesterday evening when I made the list. :P
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Post by peeptoad » November 24th, 2019, 3:27 pm

I need to see a feature or two for 1938. Hm. And the 60s and 70s are def my strongest decades...


1920 - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
1921 - The Phantom Carriage
1922 - Nosferatu
1923 – Warning Shadows
1924 - The Hands of Orlac
1925 – Seven Chances
1926 – A Page of Madness
1927 - Metropolis
1928 – West of Zanzibar
1929 – Seven Footprints to Satan

1930 - L'Age d'Or
1931 - Frankenstein
1932 – Island of Lost Souls
1933 – Zero for Conduct
1934 – Black Moon
1935 - Bride of Frankenstein
1936 – The Devil-Doll
1937 – Lost Horizon
1938 – ?
1939 - The Hound of the Baskervilles

1940 - Fantasia
1941 - Suspicion
1942 – Cat People
1943 - Shadow of a Doubt
1944 – The Uninvited
1945 – Hangover Square
1946 - The Spiral Staircase
1947 – Nightmare Alley
1948 - Rope
1949 – The Queen of Spades

1950 – The Young and the Damned
1951 – Strangers on a Train
1952 – High Noon
1953 – The Hitch-Hiker
1954 - Seven Samurai
1955 - Diaboliques
1956 - The Killing
1957 – Quatermass 2
1958 - Vertigo
1959 – Some Like It Hot

1960 - Psycho
1961 – Mother Joan of the Angels
1962 – Carnival of Souls
1963 - The Girl Who Knew Too Much
1964 – Blood and Black Lace
1965 - Repulsion
1966 - Blow-Up
1967 – Belle de Jour (very close between this and Week End)
1968 – Fando y Lis (another tough year: props to both Targets and Night of the Living Dead)
1969 – Easy Rider

1970 – Le Boucher
1971 – Wake in Fright (one of my strongest years: HMs to Two-Lane Blacktop and Straw Dogs)
1972 - La vallée
1973 – The Wicker Man
1974 – Black Christmas
1975 – Deep Red
1976 – Taxi Driver
1977 – Alice or the Last Escapade
1978 – Escalofrio
1979 - Alien

1980 – Cannibal Holocaust
1981 – Christiane F.
1982 – The Thing (Der Fan is also 10/10)
1983 - Angst
1984 – The Hit
1985 – My Life as a Dog
1986 – Betty Blue
1987 - Angel Heart
1988 - Sommarens tolv månader
1989 – Santa Sangre

1990 - Goodfellas
1991 – The Doors
1992 – Reservoir Dogs
1993 – Schramm: Into the Mind of a Serial Killer
1994 – Chungking Express
1995 - Kids
1996 - Trainspotting
1997 – Boogie Nights
1998 – The Big Lebowski
1999 - Ravenous

2000 – Amores Perros
2001 – Y Tu Mamá También
2002 – City of God
2003 – Mystic River
2004 – The Motorcycle Diaries
2005 – 13 Tzameti
2006 - The Lives of Others
2007 - Nanking
2008 - Pontypool
2009 - Ajami

2010 - Kalevet
2011 – Mad in Italy
2012 - Resolution
2013 – Birth of the Living Dead
2014 – White God
2015 – Bone Tomahawk
2016 – The Wailing
2017 – The Endless
2018 – The Head Hunter
2019 - Midsommar

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Post by Leopardi » January 12th, 2020, 10:45 pm

Things were a little crazy late last year so I didn't get a chance to post then, but here's my list:

1910 - None seen
1911 - None seen
1912 - Le mystère des roches de Kador (2)
1913 - Le mort qui tue (4)
1914 - Fantômas contre Fantômas (6)
1915 - The Birth of a Nation (4)
1916 - Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (4)
1917 - Terje Vigen (5)
1918 - Ich möchte kein Mann sein (8)
1919 - J'accuse (10)

1920 - Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (21)
1921 - Der müde Tod (20)
1922 - Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (23)
1923 - La roue (20)
1924 - Sherlock Jr. (25)
1925 - The Gold Rush (37)
1926 - The General (35)
1927 - Metropolis (38)
1928 - La passion de Jeanne d'Arc (43)
1929 - Chelovek s kino-apparatom (57)

1930 - All Quiet on the Western Front (54)
1931 - City Lights (88)
1932 - Vampyr (111)
1933 - Gold Diggers of 1933 (103)
1934 - The Thin Man (111)
1935 - Tange Sazen yowa: Hyakuman ryô no tsubo (123)
1936 - Modern Times (123)
1937 - La grande illusion (104)
1938 - The Lady Vanishes (93)
1939 - Of Mice and Men (120)

1940 - The Shop Around the Corner (123)
1941 - Citizen Kane (109)
1942 - Casablanca (113)
1943 - The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (89)
1944 - Double Indemnity (95)
1945 - And Then There Were None (100)
1946 - The Best Years of Our Lives (110)
1947 - Quai des Orfèvres (114)
1948 - Ladri di biciclette (118)
1949 - Thieves' Highway (130)

1950 - Rashômon (127)
1951 - The African Queen (118)
1952 - Umberto D. (104)
1953 - Le salaire de la peur (135)
1954 - Rear Window (99)
1955 - Du rififi chez les hommes (134)
1956 - Nuit et brouillard (132) [listed as a feature on IMDb but seems too short - I'd choose Aparajito as a substitute]
1957 - Le notti di Cabiria (148)
1958 - Mon oncle (138)
1959 - Apur Sansar (117)

1960 - Le trou (115)
1961 - Yôjinbô (97)
1962 - Seppuku (114)
1963 - Jason and the Argonauts (121)
1964 - Suna no onna (133)
1965 - Obchod na korze (139)
1966 - Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (145)
1967 - The Graduate (135)
1968 - Rosemary's Baby (132)
1969 - Midnight Cowboy (116)

1970 - Dodesukaden (122)
1971 - A Clockwork Orange (127)
1972 - Sleuth (128)
1973 - Papillon (141)
1974 - Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle (122)
1975 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (110)
1976 - Le locataire (99)
1977 - Annie Hall (115)
1978 - Dawn of the Dead (103)
1979 - Stalker (105)

1980 - The Shining (130)
1981 - Raiders of the Lost Ark (144)
1982 - Fitzcarraldo (152)
1983 - Nostalghia (143)
1984 - Amadeus (139)
1985 - Ran (149) [might be trumped by Idi i smotri, which I only saw for the first time late last year. Need some time to process...]
1986 - Manon des sources (162)
1987 - Full Metal Jacket (166)
1988 - Tonari no Totoro (172)
1989 - Near Death (167)

1990 - Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö (163)
1991 - The Fisher King (171)
1992 - Unforgiven (174)
1993 - The Remains of the Day (210)
1994 - Pulp Fiction (199)
1995 - Leaving Las Vegas (219)
1996 - La promesse (215)
1997 - He liu (186)
1998 - Lola rennt (206)
1999 - Rosetta (226)

2000 - Werckmeister harmóniák (232)
2001 - Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (258)
2002 - Cidade de Deus (302)
2003 - The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (268)
2004 - Diarios de motocicleta (275)
2005 - L'enfant (252)
2006 - Little Children (278)
2007 - There Will Be Blood (276)
2008 - Wendy and Lucy (259)
2009 - Darbareye Elly (253)

2010 - Sebbe (222)
2011 - Oslo, 31. august (239)
2012 - The Act of Killing (172)
2013 - Inside Llewyn Davis (190)
2014 - En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron (167)
2015 - An (130)
2016 - Certain Women (125)
2017 - Call Me by Your Name (81)
2018 - The Favourite (46)
2019 - Gisaengchung (18)

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Post by Lakigigar » January 13th, 2020, 2:40 am

2000 The Beach
2001 Yeopgijeogin geunyeo
2002 Cidade de Deus
2003 Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom
2004 Bin-jip
2005 Brokeback Mountain
2006 The Departed
2007 Klass
2008 In Bruges
2009 Darbareye Elly

2010 Black Swan
2011 Jodaeiye Nader az Simin
2012 Spring Breakers
2013 The Wolf of Wall Street
2014 Kreuzweg
2015 Victoria
2016 The Neon Demon
2017 Good Time
2018 Assassination Nation
2019 Gisaengchung

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