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February ’17 Viewing Top 10

Posted on March 1, 2017

yoyo
  1. Yoyo (Pierre Étaix, 1965)
  2. Vigilante Force (George Armitage, 1976)
  3. The Trap (Adam Curtis, 2007)
  4. Thames Film (William Raban, 1986)
  5. West of Zanzibar (Tod Browning, 1928)
  6. Thames Barrier (William Raban, 1977)
  7. The Green Ray (Tacita Dean, 2001)
  8. John Wick: Chapter Two (Chad Stahelski, 2017)
  9. Runs Good (Pat O’Neill, 1971)
  10. The Ister (Daniel Ross & David Barison, 2004)
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January ’17 Viewing Top 10

Posted on February 1, 2017

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  1. Images of the World and the Inscription of War (Harun Farocki, 1989)
  2. tabula rasa (Peter Tscherkassky, 1989)
  3. La chinoise (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967)
  4. Bouquets 1-10 (Rose Lowder, 1995)
  5. Electric Moon No. 2 (Jud Yalkut & Nam June Paik, 1966)
  6. Workers Leaving the Factory (Harun Farocki, 1995)
  7. Shoulder Arms (Charles Chaplin, 1918)
  8. Blicklust (Dietmar Brehm, 1992)
  9. Free Huey! (Sally Pugh, 1968)
  10. Best of Luck with the Wall (Josh Begley, 2016)

March ’15 Viewing Top 10

Posted on April 1, 2015

moses
  1. Moses and Aaron (Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, 1975)
  2. The Tarnished Angels (Douglas Sirk, 1957)
  3. Moving (Shinji Somai, 1993)
  4. The Last Dive (João César Monteiro, 1992)
  5. Great Day in the Morning (Jacques Tourneur, 1956)
  6. Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz, 2014)
  7. The Chase (Arthur Penn, 1966)
  8. Haywire (Steven Soderbergh, 2011)
  9. Tale of Cinema (Hong Sang-soo, 2005)
  10. Run All Night (Jaume Collet-Serra, 2015)

a-g shout-outs: Text of Light (Stan Brakhage, 1974) / The Yellow Bank (J. P. Sniadecki, 2010) / This Is a History of New York (Jem Cohen, 1987)

February ’15 Viewing Top 10

Posted on March 1, 2015

boris-godounov
  1. Boris Godounov (Andrzej Zulawski, 1989)
  2. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (Mamoru Oshii, 2004)
  3. Our Neighbor, Miss Yae (Yasujiro Shimazu, 1934)
  4. Zardoz (John Boorman, 1974)
  5. All That Jazz (Bob Fosse, 1979)
  6. Deep Cover (Bill Duke, 1992)
  7. An American in Paris (Vincente Minnelli, 1951)
  8. Stray Dogs (Tsai Ming-liang, 2013)
  9. Step Up 3D (Jon M. Chu, 2010)
  10. Bitter Lake (Adam Curtis, 2015)

a-g shout-outs: Things (Ben Rivers, 2014) / Mongoloid (Bruce Conner, 1978) / Vivian (Bruce Conner, 1965) / One Way Boogie Woogie/27 Years Later (James Benning, 1975-2005) / Natural History (James Benning, 2014) / Greetings to the Ancestors (Ben Russell, 2015)

January ’15 Viewing Top 10

Posted on February 1, 2015

keaton
1. Our Hospitality (John G. Blystone, Buster Keaton, 1923)
2. Anxiety (Manoel de Oliveira, 1998)
3. Turn Left, Turn Right (Johnnie To, 2003)
4. The Big Bounce (George Armitage, 2004)
5. Deep End (Jerzy Skolimowski, 1970)
6. Citizenfour (Laura Poitras, 2014)
7. Dead or Alive (Takashi Miike, 1999)
8. The Man Who Stole the Sun (Kazuhiko Hasegawa, 1979)
9. The Public Woman (Andrzej Zulawski, 1984)
10. Man on Fire (Tony Scott, 2004) / Blackhat (Michael Mann, 2015)
a-g shout-outs: ‘Rameau’s Nephew’ by Diderot (Thanx to Dennis Young) by Wilma Schoen (Michael Snow, 1974) / Skagafjördur (Peter Hutton, 2004) / Serene Velocity (Ernie Gehr, 1970) / New York Portrait, Chapters I-III (Peter Hutton, 1979-1990) / Time and Tide (Peter Hutton, 2000) / California Trilogy (James Benning, 2000-2002) / small roads (James Benning, 2011) / Podwórka (Sharon Lockhart, 2009)

December Viewing Top 10

Posted on January 2, 2015

  1. Silvestre2_zps47dd23e7Silvestre (João César Monteiro, 1982)
  2. The Clock (Vincente Minnelli, 1945)
  3. The Blade (Tsui Hark, 1995)
  4. The Iron Ministry (J. P. Sniadecki, 2014)
  5. There Once Was a Singing Blackbird (Otar Iosseliani, 1970)
  6. People’s Park (J. P. Sniadecki, Libbie Dina Cohn, 2012)
  7. Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes (Jean Eustache, 1969)
  8. Resident Evil: Retribution (Paul W.S. Anderson, 2012)
  9. You’ve Got Mail (Nora Ephron, 1998)
  10. Arizona Dream (Emir Kusturica, 1992)

a-g shout-outs: Symphonie diagonale (Viking Eggeling, 1924) // Rose Hobart (Joseph Cornell, 1936) // Breakaway (Bruce Conner, 1966) // The Passing (Bill Viola, 1992) // Complete filmography of Michael Robinson (2003-) // Seeking the Monkey King (Ken Jacobs, 2011) // differently, Molussia (Nicolas Rey, 2012)

November Viewing Top 10

Posted on December 1, 2014

diaries-notes-and-sketches
  1. Diaries, Notes, and Sketches (Jonas Mekas, 1969)
  2. Bullet in the Head (John Woo, 1990)
  3. American Dreams (Lost and Found) (James Benning, 1984)
  4. Total Recall (Paul Verhoeven, 1990)
  5. Disorder (Weikai Huang, 2009)
  6. Only Angels Have Wings (Howard Hawks, 1939)
  7. Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie? (Pedro Costa, 2001)
  8. Out of the Past (Jacques Tourneur, 1947)
  9. Resident Evil: Afterlife (Paul W.S. Anderson, 2010)
  10. Enemy of the State (Tony Scott, 1998)