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  • Close Your Eyes
  • The Boy and the Heron
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  • The Holdovers

TIFF 2023, rankings

29 films

1-15 are all excellent and difficult to rank. ! Definitely a great year at TIFF for me.

  • Benediction
  • The Eternal Daughter
  • Crimes of the Future
  • No Bears
  • Aftersun

Favorite Films of 2022

50 films

Started with a top 10, but then 25 honorable mentions seemed a bit ridiculous, so I had to go with…

  • 2nd Chance
  • Aftershock
  • Alice
  • Am I Ok?
  • Descendant
  • An Angel at My Table
  • In the Cut
  • Sweetie
  • The Piano
  • Bright Star

Jane Campion films

13 films

A list of the Jane Campion films I've seen. (Loosely ranked since I love them all.)

  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
  • Rope
  • Departures
  • Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Stranded: I've Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains

Top 5 'Body' Movies, Filmspotting #593

5 films

As discussed on Filmspotting episode #593, "Swiss Army Man / Kiarostami Tribute / Top 5 'Body' Movies."

  • Our Little Sister
  • Sunset Song
  • Mountains May Depart
  • Murmur of the Hearts
  • The Lure

SIFF Watchlist

18 films

Films of interest I'll (almost certainly) have to miss:

Lily Lane (Fliegauf) Evolution (Hadžihalilovic) Lo and Behold, Reveries of the…

  • Vertigo
  • Rear Window
  • Psycho
  • North by Northwest
  • Strangers on a Train

Film Class: Special Topics - Alfred Hitchcock

28 films

Just learned that my college is offering me the class Special Topics: Hitchcock for next year (winter, 2017)! *happy dance*…

  • Come Drink with Me
  • The One-Armed Swordsman
  • Dragon Inn
  • Golden Swallow
  • The Heroic Ones

Project Wuxia

33 films

A watchlist/catalog drawing from Sean Gilman's "30 Essential Wuxia Films."

  • Making an American Citizen
  • Algie, the Miner
  • The Blot
  • Dance, Girl, Dance
  • Meshes of the Afternoon

American Women Filmmakers class

15 films

I've been asked to step in and teach American Women Filmmakers for a colleague who needs to go on unexpected,…

  • Wanda
  • A Summer at Grandpa's
  • The Heartbreak Kid
  • Cria!
  • Le Bonheur
  • 45 Years
  • The Assassin
  • Phoenix
  • Mr. Turner
  • Tangerine

Top 10 Films of 2015, for Seattle film poll, Seattle Screen Scene

10 films

Films include only those films released in Seattle in 2015.

Honorable mentions: Rebels of a Neon God (Tsai Ming-liang) Mustang…

  • The Assassin
  • 45 Years
  • Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One
  • Right Now, Wrong Then
  • The Thoughts That Once We Had