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Z. W. Lewis

February ’15 Viewing Top 10

Posted on March 1, 2015

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  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

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  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)

October Viewing Top 10

Posted on November 3, 2014

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  1. Mother Joan of the Angels (Jerzy Kawalerowicz, 1961)
  2. Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958)
  3. The Fall of the House of Usher (Jean Epstein, 1928)
  4. Leave Her to Heaven (John M. Stahl, 1945)
  5. Hovering over the Water (João César Monteiro, 1986)
  6. Nosferatu the Vampyre (Werner Herzog, 1979)
  7. The Night of Counting the Years (Chadi Abdel Salam, 1970)
  8. Listen Up Philip (Alex Ross Perry, 2014)
  9. Anatomy of a Murder (Otto Preminger, 1959)
  10. M. Hulot’s Holiday (Jacques Tati, 1953)

September Viewing Top 10

Posted on October 1, 2014

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  1. A Tale of the Wind (Joris Ivens, 1988)
  2. 7 Women (John Ford, 1966)
  3. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974)
  4. Track of the Cat (William A. Wellman, 1954)
  5. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel, 1956)
  6. Taipei Story (Edward Yang, 1985)
  7. O-Bi, O-Ba: The End of Civilization (Piotr Szulkin, 1985)
  8. Singin’ in the Rain (Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, 1952)
  9. Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray, 1954)
  10. Day of the Dead (George A. Romero, 1985)

August Viewing Top 10

Posted on September 2, 2014

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  1. North on Evers (James Benning, 1992)
  2. Love Streams (John Cassavetes, 1984)
  3. Boyhood (Richard Linklater, 2014)
  4. Twenty Cigarettes (James Benning, 2011)
  5. Flowers of Shanghai (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1998)
  6. The Quiet Man (John Ford, 1952)
  7. War of the Worlds (Steven Spielberg, 2005)
  8. The Straight Story (David Lynch, 1999)
  9. A Place in the Sun (George Stevens, 1951)
  10. Tennessee’s Partner (Allan Dwan, 1955)