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  • The Spring River Flows East
  • Liu Hulan
  • Life of a Beijing Policeman
  • Battle on Shangganling Mountain
  • The Red Detachment of Women

A Peek Into Chinese (CCP) Propaganda Under Mao and Xi

21 films

Propaganda films reveal quite a lot about the state and society in which they’re made. They are ideological films funded…

  • The Lovers on the Bridge
  • Mauvais Sang
  • Holy Motors
  • Boy Meets Girl
  • Pola X
  • Ran
  • Ikiru
  • High and Low
  • Yojimbo
  • Rashomon
  • Beauty Queen
  • A Toy in The River
  • Ang Pagdadalaga ni Lola Mayumi
  • Kids on Fire
  • Maski Papano

Cinemalaya 2021 Shorts, Ranked

13 films

Review of the selections as a whole: underwhelming

  • The Propaganda Game
  • Propaganda
  • The Mole
  • Comrade Kim Goes Flying
  • Under the Sun

Learning about the DPRK

8 films

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  • The Affair
  • The Dream of Eleuteria
  • The Dance of Two Left Feet
  • The Woman in the Septic Tank
  • Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings

Is There A Filipino Style?: A Retrospective of 2010s 🇵🇭 Cinema

50 films

A 50-film series exploring 2010s Philippine cinema. One Film Per Director.

I plan to watch this list in order and…

  • Hitler Youth Quex
  • Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty
  • The Rothschilds
  • The Eternal Jew
  • Jew Süss

A Peek Into Nazi Cinema

10 films

I’ve been reading more about Nazi Germany, most recently from Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism and with Robert O. Paxton’s The…

  • A Dog's Life
  • I Accuse
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • Destiny
  • Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler

Favorite Film of Every Year Since 1918

104 films

I was supposed to just choose a favorite movie from each year of my existence ('96) but couldn't help but…

  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
  • Je, tu, il, elle
  • Days
  • A Special Day
  • The Death of Maria Malibran

Pride 2021: Ranked

40 films

This is a ranking of the films I’m seeing for my series, Pride 2021: Exploring Queer Cinema (1920-2020).

  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn
  • Stray Dogs
  • The Hole
  • Days
  • I Don't Want to Sleep Alone
  • Funny Ha Ha
  • Kissing on the Mouth
  • The Puffy Chair
  • Mutual Appreciation
  • Dance Party, USA

Funny Ha Ha to Frances Ha: Mumblecore Mondays

30 films

a 10 year, 30 movie dive into mumblecore, from funny ha ha to frances ha

this is based on order…

  • Talk to Her
  • Volver
  • All About My Mother
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
  • The Skin I Live In