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My 2022 Sight and Sound List

10 films

I’ve omitted Chaplin (CITY LIGHTS, MONSIEUR VERDOUX) and Hitchcock (REAR WINDOW, NORTH BY NORTHWEST) as 'goes without saying'. But it’s…

  • Love Me Tonight
  • Hallelujah, I'm a Bum
  • Hellzapoppin'
  • The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.
  • Red Garters

10 Offbeat Musicals

10 films

Consider the following not so much a definitive list — offerings and preferences keep changing — as a starting point…

  • Bad Day at Black Rock
  • Big Deal on Madonna Street
  • The Conversation
  • The Spies
  • Family Plot

18 Thrillers You Might Have Missed

18 films

Some genres are a lot more elastic than others. Our notions of what a Western or a musical consists of…

  • The Crazy Ray
  • Metropolis
  • The Nutty Professor
  • The Damned
  • The 10th Victim

10 Neglected Science Fiction Movies

10 films

It’s sad to reflect that out of my ten selections here, only the first on my list, THE CRAZY RAY,…

  • Ruby in Paradise
  • Poverties
  • Visions of Light
  • Sure Fire
  • In the Soup
  • L'Atalante
  • An Angel at My Table
  • White Dog
  • Ju Dou
  • My Own Private Idaho
  • Last Year in Dachau
  • Her Socialist Smile
  • A House Is Not A Home: Wright or Wrong
  • The Social Dilemma
  • Sportin' Life
  • The Big Sky
  • Canyon Passage
  • Dead Man
  • Forty Guns
  • The Gunfighter

12 Eccentric Westerns

12 films

It might be argued that many of the most famous and celebrated westerns qualify as eccentric in one way or…

  • Last Year in Dachau
  • Bottled Songs: My Crush Was a Superstar
  • Cenote
  • First Cow
  • France Against the Robots

Best of 2020

10 films

The meditative and solitary aspects of film watching have increased during the pandemic, when many of us are exiled to…

  • The House Is Black
  • The Enchanted Desna
  • Mix-Up
  • Vagabond
  • The Asthenic Syndrome