Monday, June 13, 2011

2011


Favorites:
1. The Turin Horse (Bela Tarr)
2. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick)
3. House of Pleasures (Bertrand Bonello)
4. Almayer's Folly (Chantal Akerman)
5. Margaret (Kenneth Lonergan)
6. The Deep Blue Sea (Terence Davies)
7. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi)
8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Tomas Alfredson)
9. Hugo (Martin Scorsese)
10. Martha Marcy May Marlene (Sean Durkin)
11. The Kid with a Bike (Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne)
12. Miss Bala (Gerardo Naranjo)
13. Sleeping Beauty (Julia Leigh)
14. The Loneliest Planet (Julia Loktev)
15. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
16. Le Havre (Aki Kaurismaki)
17. Take Shelter (Jeff Nichols)
18. Melancholia (Lars von Trier)
19. Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn)
20. Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes)
21. Wuthering Heights (Andrea Arnold)
22. Two Years at Sea (Ben Rivers)
23. Beats Being Dead (Christian Petzold)
24. A Dangerous Method (David Cronenberg)
25. Haywire (Steven Soderbergh)
26. Elena (Andrei Zvyagintsev)
27. Meanwhile (Hal Hartley)
28. Photographic Memory (Ross McElwee)
29. A Burning Hot Summer (Philippe Garrel)
30. Duch, Master of the Forges of Hell (Rithy Panh)
31. The Future (Miranda July)
32. Terri (Azazel Jacobs)
33. Found Memories (Julia Marat)

Also seen:
34. Killer Joe (William Friedkin)
35. Turn Me On, Dammit! (Jannicke Systad Jacobsen)
36. Your Sister's Sister (Lynn Shelton)
37. Goodbye First Love (Mia Hansen-Love)
38. Dark Horse (Todd Solondz)
39. Bernie (Richard Linklater)
40. The Day He Arrives (Hong Sang-soo)
41. Damsels in Distress (Whit Stillman)
42. Elegy to the Visitor from the Revolution (Lav Diaz)
43. We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsay)
44. Carnage (Roman Polanski)
45. This Is Not a Film (Jafar Panahi, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb)
46. Mildred Pierce (Todd Haynes)
47. Polisse (Maiwenn)
48. This Must Be the Place (Paolo Sorrentino)
49. Whores' Glory (Michael Glawogger)
50. Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater (Louis C.K.)
51. Alps (Yorgos Lanthimos)
52. The Mill and the Cross (Lech Majewski)
53. Michael (Markus Schleinzer)
54. I'm Carolyn Parker (Jonathan Demme)
55. Contagion (Steven Soderbergh)
56. Bellflower (Evan Glodell)
57. Silver Bullets (Joe Swanberg)
58. Art History (Joe Swanberg)
59. Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film (Pip Chodorov)
60. In the Family (Patrick Wang)
61. Return (Liza Johnson)
62. Higher Ground (Vera Farmiga)
63. Don't Expect Too Much (Susan Ray)
64. Page One: Inside the New York Times (Andrew Rossi)
65. The Dish & the Spoon (Alison Bagnall)
66. Goon (Michael Dowse)
67. Gerhard Richter Painting (Corinna Belz)
68. Pink Ribbons, Inc. (Lea Pool)
69. Oslo, August 31st (Joachim Trier)
70. Footnote (Joseph Cedar)
71. 4:44 Last Day on Earth (Abel Ferrara)
72. The Skin I Live In (Pedro Almodovar)
73. The Island President (Jon Shenk)
74. Corpo Celeste (Alice Rohrwacher)
75. The Interrupters (Steve James)
76. Detachment (Tony Kaye)
77. Weekend (Andrew Haigh)
78. The Forgiveness of Blood (Joshua Marston)
79. Grey Matter (Kivu Ruhorahoza)
80. Shame (Steve McQueen)
81. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (David Fincher)
82. Margin Call (J.C. Chandor)
83. Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen)
84. Into the Abyss (Werner Herzog)
85. The Extraordinary Voyage (Serge Bromberg, Eric Lange)
86. Like Crazy (Drake Doremus)
87. Another Earth (Mike Cahill)
88. Rampart (Oren Moverman)
89. The Ambassador (Mads Brugger)
90. The Woman in the Fifth (Pawel Pawlikowski)
91. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (Goran Olsson)
92. Young Adult (Jason Reitman)
93. The Zone (Joe Swanberg)
94. Bridesmaids (Paul Feig)
95. Tomboy (Celine Sciamma)
96. The Ides of March (George Clooney)
97. The Descendants (Alexander Payne)
98. Moneyball (Bennett Miller)
99. Super 8 (J.J. Abrams)
100. The Color Wheel (Alex Ross Perry)
101. Jane Eyre (Cary Fukunaga)
102. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (Rodman Flender)
103. We Have a Pope (Nanni Moretti)
104. God Bless America (Bobcat Goldthwait)
105. Jeff, Who Lives at Home (Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass)
106. Septien (Michael Tully)
107. The Adventures of Tintin (Steven Spielberg)
108. The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius)
109. Project Nim (James Marsh)
110. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Rupert Wyatt)
111. Circumstance (Maryam Keshavarz)
112. Win Win (Thomas McCarthy)
113. Horrible Bosses (Seth Gordon)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

2010


Favorites:
1. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
2. Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese)
3. Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami)
4. Carlos (Olivier Assayas)
5. Meek's Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt)
6. True Grit (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)
7. The Social Network (David Fincher)
8. Le Quattro Volte (Michelangelo Frammartino)
9. The Arbor (Clio Barnard)
10. Mysteries of Lisbon (Raul Ruiz)
11. Tuesday, After Christmas (Radu Muntean)
12. Archipelago (Joanna Hogg)
13. Louis C.K.: Hilarious (Louis C.K.)
14. My Joy (Sergei Loznitsa)
15. Attenberg (Athina Rachel Tsangari)
16. Hospitalite (Koji Fukada)
17. Toy Story 3 (Lee Unkrich)
18. Winter's Bone (Debra Granik)
19. Another Year (Mike Leigh)
20. The Sleeping Beauty (Catherine Breillat)
21. Silent Souls (Alexei Fedorchenko)
22. Curling (Denis Cote)
23. Beginners (Mike Mills)
24. The Town (Ben Affleck)
25. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Werner Herzog)

Also seen:
26. Film Socialism (Jean-Luc Godard)
27. Poetry (Lee Chang-dong)
28. The Strange Case of Angelica (Manoel de Oliveira)
29. Audrey the Trainwreck (Frank V. Ross)
30. No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson (Steve James)
31. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (Woody Allen)
32. Blue Valentine (Derek Cianfrance)
33. Somewhere (Sofia Coppola)
34. Rubber (Quentin Dupieux)
35. ...But Film Is My Mistress (Stig Bjorkman)
36. The Robber (Benjamin Heisenberg)
37. Nostalgia for the Light (Patricio Guzman)
38. The Tillman Story (Amir Bar-Lev)
39. The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (Andrei Ujica)
40. Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (Dmitry Vasyukov, Werner Herzog)
41. The Karski Report (Claude Lanzmann)
42. Never Let Me Go (Mark Romanek)
43. How I Ended This Summer (Alexei Popogrebsky)
44. June 17th, 1994 (Brett Morgen)
45. The Fighter (David O. Russell)
46. Cyrus (Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass)
47. Catfish (Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman)
48. And Everything Is Going Fine (Steven Soderbergh)
49. Leap Year (Michael Rowe)
50. Nenette (Nicolas Philibert)
51. The Woodmans (Scott Willis)
52. Anton Chekhov's The Duel (Dover Koshashvili)
53. How Do You Know (James L. Brooks)
54. Essential Killing (Jerzy Skolimowski)
55. Casino Jack and the United States of Money (Alex Gibney)
56. Inside Job (Charles Ferguson)
57. Of Gods and Men (Xavier Beauvois)
58. Tabloid (Errol Morris)
59. The Myth of the American Sleepover (David Robert Mitchell)
60. Putty Hill (Matthew Porterfield)
61. A Screaming Man (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)
62. Let Me In (Matt Reeves)
63. Public Speaking (Martin Scorsese)
64. Marwencol (Jeff Malmberg)
65. The Oath (Laura Poitras)
66. Winning Time (Dan Klores)
67. Please Give (Nicole Holofcener)
68. Inception (Christopher Nolan)
69. The Kids Are All Right (Lisa Cholodenko)
70. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Edgar Wright)
71. Greenberg (Noah Baumbach)
72. The Trip (Michael Winterbottom)
73. The Ghost Writer (Roman Polanski)
74. Senna (Asif Kapadia)
75. Guru of Go (Bill Couturie)
76. The American (Anton Corbijn)
77. Aurora (Cristi Puiu)
78. Cold Weather (Aaron Katz)
79. Incendies (Denis Villeneuve)
80. Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky)
81. If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (Florin Serban)
82. The King's Speech (Tom Hooper)
83. Animal Kingdom (David Michod)
84. Exit Through the Gift Shop (Banksy)
85. The Other Guys (Adam McKay)
86. The Green Wave (Ali Samadi Ahadi)

2009


Favorites:
1. About Elly (Asghar Farhadi)
2. Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)
3. Vincere (Marco Bellocchio)
4. Bright Star (Jane Campion)
5. Beeswax (Andrew Bujalski)
6. A Serious Man (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)
7. Dogtooth (Yorgos Lanthimos)
8. The White Meadows (Mohammad Rasoulof)
9. The Exploding Girl (Bradley Rust Gray)
10. Eccentricities of a Blond-Haired Girl (Manoel de Oliveira)
11. Hadewijch (Bruno Dumont)
12. Blue Beard (Catherine Breillat)
13. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (Werner Herzog)
14. Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold)
15. The Road (John Hillcoat)
16. Ne Change Rien (Pedro Costa)
17. Lourdes (Jessica Hausner)
18. The Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson)
19. Alamar (Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio)
20. The Girlfriend Experience (Steven Soderbergh)
21. Mother (Bong Joon-ho)
22. Public Enemies (Michael Mann)
23. Carcasses (Denis Cote)

Also seen:
24. Sweetgrass (Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Ilisa Barbash)
25. Humpday (Lynn Shelton)
26. Life During Wartime (Todd Solondz)
27. Up (Pete Docter)
28. My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (Werner Herzog)
29. The Messenger (Oren Moverman)
30. Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno (Serge Bromberg, Ruxandra Medrea)
31. The Time That Remains (Elia Suleiman)
32. Amer (Helene Cattet, Bruno Forzani)
33. White Material (Claire Denis)
34. Around a Small Mountain (Jacques Rivette)
35. I Am Love (Luca Guadagnino)
36. The Woman with the 5 Elephants (Vadim Jendreyko)
37. Muhammad and Larry (Albert Maysles, Bradley Kaplan)
38. Capitalism: A Love Story (Michael Moore)
39. World's Greatest Dad (Bobcat Goldthwait)
40. Crude (Joe Berlinger)
41. The Art of the Steal (Don Argott)
42. Lebanon (Samuel Maoz)
43. Father of My Children (Mia Hansen-Love)
44. Adventureland (Greg Mottola)
45. Winnebago Man (Ben Steinbauer)
46. Police, Adjective (Corneliu Porumboiu)
47. The Informant! (Steven Soderbergh)
48. A Prophet (Jacques Audiard)
49. Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL? (Mike Tollin)
50. Whatever Works (Woody Allen)
51. Broken Embraces (Pedro Almodovar)
52. Trash Humpers (Harmony Korine)
53. Great Directors (Angela Ismailos)
54. Last Train Home (Lixin Fan)
55. The U (Billy Corben)
56. Kings Ransom (Peter Berg)
57. A Single Man (Tom Ford)
58. An Education (Lone Scherfig)
59. Solitary Man (Brian Koppelman, David Levien)
60. In the Loop (Armando Ianucci)
61. The Limits of Control (Jim Jarmusch)
62. Enter the Void (Gaspar Noe)
63. Antichrist (Lars von Trier)
64. The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke)
65. Precious (Lee Daniels)
66. Up in the Air (Jason Reitman)
67. Wild Grass (Alain Resnais)
68. Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 (James Marsh)
69. Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983 (Anand Tucker)
70. Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 (Julian Jarrold)
71. Where the Wild Things Are (Spike Jonze)
72. Without Bias (Kirk Fraser)
73. Extract (Mike Judge)
74. We Live in Public (Ondi Timoner)
75. The Legend of Jimmy the Greek (Fritz Mitchell)
76. The Band That Wouldn't Die (Barry Levinson)

2008


Favorites:
1. Sita Sings the Blues (Nina Paley)
2. Hunger (Steve McQueen)
3. Tokyo Sonata (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
4. Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman)
5. Summer Hours (Olivier Assayas)
6. 35 Shots of Rum (Claire Denis)
7. Happy-Go-Lucky (Mike Leigh)
8. Afterschool (Antonio Campos)
9. Home (Ursula Meier)
10. Frontier of Dawn (Philippe Garrel)
11. The Brothers Bloom (Rian Johnson)
12. Wendy and Lucy (Kelly Reichardt)
13. Burn After Reading (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)
14. Everyone Else (Maren Ade)
15. Our Beloved Month of August (Miguel Gomes)
16. Julia (Erick Zonca)
17. The Class (Laurent Cantet)
18. Lorna's Silence (Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne)
19. Two Lovers (James Gray)
20. Me and Orson Welles (Richard Linklater)
21. Tulpan (Sergei Dvortsevoy)
22. 24 City (Jia Zhang-ke)
23. Lake Tahoe (Fernando Eimbcke)
24. Ballast (Lance Hammer)
25. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Woody Allen)
26. Gomorrah (Matteo Garrone)

Also seen:
27. Pontypool (Bruce McDonald)
28. The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel)
29. Present Company (Frank V. Ross)
30. WALL-E (Andrew Stanton)
31. The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow)
32. Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson)
33. I'm Gonna Explode (Gerardo Naranjo)
34. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (David Fincher)
35. Liverpool (Lisandro Alonso)
36. Louis C.K.: Chewed Up (Louis C.K., Shannon Hartman)
37. Standard Operating Procedure (Errol Morris)
38. Revolutionary Road (Sam Mendes)
39. Bronson (Nicolas Winding Refn)
40. Jerichow (Christian Petzold)
41. Chelsea on the Rocks (Abel Ferrara)
42. Burma VJ (Anders Ostergaard)
43. Trouble the Water (Carl Deal, Tia Lessin)
44. Step Brothers (Adam McKay)
45. Treeless Mountain (So Yong Kim)
46. Momma's Man (Azazel Jacobs)
47. Food, Inc. (Robert Kenner)
48. Revanche (Gotz Spielmann)
49. Shirin (Abbas Kiarostami)
50. A Christmas Tale (Arnaud Desplechin)
51. The Order of Myths (Margaret Brown)
52. Still Walking (Hirokazu Kore-Eda)
53. Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (Marina Zenovich)
54. Three Monkeys (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
55. Milk (Gus Van Sant)
56. Tropic Thunder (Ben Stiller)
57. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan)
58. Man on Wire (James Marsh)
59. Sugar (Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck)
60. The Wrestler (Darren Aronofsky)
61. The Beaches of Agnes (Agnes Varda)
62. Waltz with Bashir (Ari Folman)
63. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (Kurt Kuenne)
64. Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme)
65. Everlasting Moments (Jan Troell)
66. Tony Manero (Pablo Larrain)
67. Of Time and the City (Terence Davies)
68. Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle)

2007


Favorites:
1. No Country for Old Men (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)
2. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson)
3. The Duchess of Langeais (Jacques Rivette)
4. Secret Sunshine (Lee Chang-dong)
5. The Secret of the Grain (Abdel Kechiche)
6. You, the Living (Roy Andersson)
7. The Man from London (Bela Tarr)
8. In the City of Sylvia (Jose Luis Guerin)
9. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel)
10. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu)
11. The Last Mistress (Catherine Breillat)
12. Days and Clouds (Silvio Soldini)
13. Unrelated (Joanna Hogg)
14. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (Jake Kasdan)
15. Paranoid Park (Gus Van Sant)
16. We Own the Night (James Gray)
17. Flight of the Red Balloon (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
18. Gone Baby Gone (Ben Affleck)
19. The Darjeeling Limited (Wes Anderson)
20. Encounters at the End of the World (Werner Herzog)
21. Boarding Gate (Olivier Assayas)

Also seen:
22. Silent Light (Carlos Reygadas)
23. Louis C.K.: Shameless (Steven J. Santos)
24. Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind (John Gianvito)
25. Zodiac (David Fincher)
26. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik)
27. The Romance of Astrea and Celadon (Eric Rohmer)
28. My Winnipeg (Guy Maddin)
29. Taxi to the Dark Side (Alex Gibney)
30. Hohokam (Frank V. Ross)
31. Yella (Christian Petzold)
32. Married Life (Ira Sachs)
33. Up the Yangtze (Yung Chang)
34. Superbad (Greg Mottola)
35. The Ten (David Wain)
36. The Devil Came on Horseback (Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg)
37. Sicko (Michael Moore)
38. The Unforeseen (Laura Dunn)
39. Alexandra (Alexander Sokurov)
40. Death Proof (Quentin Tarantino)
41. Michael Clayton (Tony Gilroy)
42. Shotgun Stories (Jeff Nichols)
43. The Simpsons Movie (David Silverman)
44. My Blueberry Nights (Wong Kar-wai)
45. Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (Matt Maiellaro, Dave Willis)
46. Eastern Promises (David Cronenberg)
47. Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud)
48. The Edge of Heaven (Fatih Akin)
49. Margot at the Wedding (Noah Baumbach)
50. I'm Not There (Todd Haynes)
51. Atonement (Joe Wright)
52. No End in Sight (Charles Ferguson)
53. Chicago 10 (Brett Morgen)
54. Crazy Love (Dan Klores)
55. Knocked Up (Judd Apatow)
56. Ratatouille (Brad Bird)
57. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (Sidney Lumet)
58. Zoo (Robinson Devor)
59. Hannah Takes the Stairs (Joe Swanberg)
60. La France (Serge Bozon)
61. 3:10 to Yuma (James Mangold)
62. Planet Terror (Robert Rodriguez)
63. Juno (Jason Reitman)

2006


Favorites:
1. Inland Empire (David Lynch)
2. Bamako (Abderrahmane Sissako)
3. Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
4. Colossal Youth (Pedro Costa)
5. Offside (Jafar Panahi)
6. Day Night Day Night (Julia Loktev)
7. Climates (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
8. The Departed (Martin Scorsese)
9. Old Joy (Kelly Reichardt)
10. Miami Vice (Michael Mann)
11. Still Life (Jia Zhang-ke)
12. Red Road (Andrea Arnold)
13. Marie Antoinette (Sofia Coppola)
14. The Host (Bong Joon-ho)
15. I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (Tsai Ming-liang)
16. Lights in the Dusk (Aki Kaurismaki)
17. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (Spike Lee)
18. A Prairie Home Companion (Robert Altman)
19. Summer '04 (Stefan Krohmer)

Also seen:
20. The Wind That Shakes the Barley (Ken Loach)
21. Down There (Chantal Akerman)
22. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (Adam McKay)
23. Private Fears in Public Places (Alain Resnais)
24. Brand Upon the Brain! (Guy Maddin)
25. Hamilton (Matthew Porterfield)
26. The Black Dahlia (Brian de Palma)
27. Rescue Dawn (Werner Herzog)
28. 12:08 East of Bucharest (Corneliu Porumboiu)
29. The Bridge (Eric Steel)
30. Dong (Jia Zhang-ke)
31. My Country, My Country (Laura Poitras)
32. Jesus Camp (Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady)
33. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (Kirby Dick)
34. A Scanner Darkly (Richard Linklater)
35. Sleeping Dogs Lie. (Bobcat Goldthwait)
36. Letters from Iwo Jima (Clint Eastwood)
37. Once (John Carney)
38. The Boss of It All (Lars von Trier)
39. God Grew Tired of Us (Christopher Quinn, Tommy Walker)
40. The Prestige (Christopher Nolan)
41. Fast Food Nation (Richard Linklater)
42. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuaron)
43. Half Nelson (Ryan Fleck)
44. Inside Man (Spike Lee)
45. The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)
46. United 93 (Paul Greengrass)
47. Manufactured Landscapes (Jennifer Baichwal)
48. Lady Chatterley (Pascale Ferran)
49. Blockade (Sergei Loznitsa)
50. Flags of Our Fathers (Clint Eastwood)
51. Scoop (Woody Allen)
52. Flanders (Bruno Dumont)
53. The Queen (Stephen Frears)
54. Borat (Larry Charles)
55. Reprise (Joachim Trier)
56. Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro)
57. Volver (Pedro Almodovar)
58. In Between Days (So Yong Kim)
59. The Science of Sleep (Michel Gondry)
60. Iraq in Fragments (James Longley)
61. Bug (William Friedkin)
62. Belle Toujours (Manoel de Oliveira)
63. Black Book (Paul Verhoeven)
64. Babel (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu)
65. The Illusionist (Neil Burger)
66. Hollywoodland (Allen Coulter)
67. Little Children (Todd Field)
68. Southland Tales (Richard Kelly)
69. World Trade Center (Oliver Stone)
70. Neil Young: Heart of Gold (Jonathan Demme)
71. Away from Her (Sarah Polley)
72. The Guatemalan Handshake (Todd Rohal)
73. LOL (Joe Swanberg)
74. The Fountain (Darren Aronofsky)
75. Casino Royale (Martin Campbell)
76. An Inconvenient Truth (Davis Guggenheim)
77. Idiocracy (Mike Judge)
78. Art School Confidential (Terry Zwigoff)
79. Shortbus (John Cameron Mitchell)
80. Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris)
81. Time (Kim Ki-duk)

2005


Favorites:
1. The New World (Terrence Malick)
2. Regular Lovers (Philippe Garrel)
3. Three Times (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
4. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu)
5. Brick (Rian Johnson)
6. Le Petit Lieutenant (Xavier Beauvois)
7. Mutual Appreciation (Andrew Bujalski)
8. 4 (Ilya Khrjanovsky)
9. Last Days (Gus Van Sant)
10. The Sun (Alexander Sokurov)
11. L'Enfant (Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne)
12. Cache (Michael Haneke)
13. Forty Shades of Blue (Ira Sachs)
14. Dave Chapelle's Block Party (Michel Gondry)
15. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee)
16. Good Night, and Good Luck. (George Clooney)

Also seen:
17. The Proposition (John Hillcoat)
18. The Squid and the Whale (Noah Baumbach)
19. Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company (Allan King)
20. Quietly on By (Frank V. Ross)
21. The Girl from Monday (Hal Hartley)
22. No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (Martin Scorsese)
23. Bubble (Steven Soderbergh)
24. Linda Linda Linda (Nobuhiro Yamashita)
25. Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (Michael Winterbottom)
26. Junebug (Phil Morrison)
27. Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog)
28. A History of Violence (David Cronenberg)
29. Match Point (Woody Allen)
30. War of the Worlds (Steven Spielberg)
31. Me and You and Everyone We Know (Miranda July)
32. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Alex Gibney)
33. 49 Up (Michael Apted)
34. The Puffy Chair (Jay Duplass)
35. Syriana (Stephen Gaghan)
36. Manderlay (Lars von Trier)
37. Into Great Silence (Philip Groning)
38. Broken Flowers (Jim Jarmusch)
39. The Wayward Cloud (Tsai Ming-liang)
40. Lunacy (Jan Svankmajer)
41. Lonesome Jim (Steve Buscemi)
42. Bad News Bears (Richard Linklater)
43. The Descent (Neil Marshall)
44. Munich (Steven Spielberg)
45. Gabrielle (Patrice Chereau)
46. Down in the Valley (David Jacobson)
47. Capote (Bennett Miller)
48. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (Tommy Lee Jones)
49. Heading South (Laurent Cantet)
50. Inside Deep Throat (Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato)
51. Paradise Now (Hany Abu-Assad)
52. The Beat That My Heart Skipped (Jacques Audiard)
53. Batman Begins (Christopher Nolan)
54. Wedding Crashers (David Dobkin)
55. The 40 Year Old Virgin (Judd Apatow)
56. King Kong (Peter Jackson)
57. Thank You for Smoking (Jason Reitman)
58. Sometimes in April (Raoul Peck)
59. Police Beat (Robinson Devor)
60. The Constant Gardener (Fernando Meirelles)
61. The Ice Harvest (Harold Ramis)
62. Land of the Dead (George Romero)
63. Kissing on the Mouth (Joe Swanberg)
64. Walk the Line (James Mangold)
65. Elizabethtown (Cameron Crowe)
66. Sin City (Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller)
67. I Am a Sex Addict (Caveh Zahedi)
68. Battle In Heaven (Carlos Reygadas)

2004


Favorites:
1. Tony Takitani (Jun Ichikawa)
2. Innocence (Lucile Hadzihalilovic)
3. Kings and Queen (Arnaud Desplechin)
4. The Intruder (Claire Denis)
5. Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
6. Vera Drake (Mike Leigh)
7. 2046 (Wong Kar-wai)
8. Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood)
9. The Holy Girl (Lucrecia Martel)
10. Birth (Jonathan Glazer)
11. The World (Jia Zhang-ke)
12. Down to the Bone (Debra Granik)
13. Triple Agent (Eric Rohmer)
14. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy (Adam McKay)
15. Cinevardaphoto (Agnes Varda)
16. Tomorrow We Move (Chantal Akerman)
17. The Life Aquatic (Wes Anderson)
18. 3-Iron (Kim Ki-duk)
19. A Hole in My Heart (Lukas Moodysson)
20. The Case of the Grinning Cat (Chris Marker)
21. Duck Season (Fernando Eimbecke)
22. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky)

Also seen:
23. Nobody Knows (Hirokazu Kore-eda)
24. Darwin's Nightmare (Hubert Sauper)
25. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater)
26. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (Quentin Tarantino)
27. Collateral (Michael Mann)
28. Keane (Lodge Kerrigan)
29. Notre Musique (Jean-Luc Godard)
30. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry)
31. Spanglish (James L. Brooks)
32. House of Flying Daggers (Zhang Yimou)
33. Moolaade (Ousmane Sembene)
34. Mean Girls (Mark Waters)
35. Closer (Mike Nichols)
36. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (Kevin Willmott)
37. The Aviator (Martin Scorsese)
38. Head-On (Fatih Akin)
39. Howl's Moving Castle (Hayao Miyazaki)
40. Mysterious Skin (Gregg Araki)
41. Woman Is the Future of Man (Hong Sang-soo)
42. Yes (Sally Potter)
43. Tenth District Court (Raymond Depardon)
44. Primer (Shane Carruth)
45. Fahrenheit 9/11 (Michael Moore)
46. The Ladykillers (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)
47. Palindromes (Todd Solondz)
48. I -Heart- Huckabees (David O. Russell)
49. Turtles Can Fly (Bahman Ghobadi)
50. Maria Full of Grace (Joshua Marston)
51. Bergman Island (Marie Nyrerod)
52. My Summer of Love (Pawel Pawlikowski)
53. The Incredibles (Brad Bird)
54. Napoleon Dynamite (Jared Hess)
55. Sideways (Alexander Payne)
56. Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright)
57. Bad Education (Pedro Almodovar)
58. Clean (Olivier Assayas)
59. Born Into Brothels (Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman)
60. Kung Fu Hustle (Stephen Chow)
61. Kinsey (Bill Condon)
62. Hotel Rwanda (Terry George)
63. 13 Going on 30 (Gary Winick)
64. Ray (Taylor Hackford)
65. Lightning in a Bottle (Antoine Fuqua)
66. Outfoxed (Robert Greenwald)
67. 9 Songs (Michael Winterbottom)
68. Lost Embrace (Daniel Burman)
69. Super Size Me (Morgan Spurlock)
70. 5 x 2 (Francois Ozon)
71. The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things (Asia Argento)
72. Crash (Paul Haggis)
73. Garden State (Zach Braff)

2003


Favorites:
1. The Story of Marie and Julien (Jacques Rivette)
2. Goodbye Dragon Inn (Tsai Ming-liang)
3. The Brown Bunny (Vincent Gallo)
4. Crimson Gold (Jafar Panahi)
5. Five (Abbas Kiarostami)
6. Dogville (Lars von Trier)
7. Los Angeles Plays Itself (Thom Andersen)
8. Funny Ha Ha (Andrew Bujalski)
9. Café Lumiere (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
10. Games of Love and Chance (Abdel Kechiche)
11. The Return (Andrei Zvyagintsev)
12. Time of the Wolf (Michael Haneke)
13. The Company (Robert Altman)
14. Mystic River (Clint Eastwood)
15. Coffee and Cigarettes (Jim Jarmusch)
16. Dying at Grace (Allan King)
17. S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (Rithy Panh)
18. Elephant (Gus Van Sant)
19. American Splendor (Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini)
20. The Five Obstructions (Lars von Trier)
21. Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property (Charles Burnett)

Also seen:
22. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (Quentin Tarantino)
23. A Talking Picture (Manoel de Oliveira)
24. The Forest for the Trees (Maren Ade)
25. In the Cut (Jane Campion)
26. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola)
27. Memories of Murder (Bong Joon-ho)
28. Not on the Lips (Alain Resnais)
29. Cowards Bend the Knee (Guy Maddin)
30. Capturing the Friedmans (Andrew Jarecki)
31. Remembrance of Things to Come (Yannick Bellon, Chris Marker)
32. The Globalisation Tapes (Perbbuni Collective)
33. Oldboy (Park Chan-wook)
34. A Mighty Wind (Christopher Guest)
35. This So-Called Disaster (Michael Almereyda)
36. The Shape of Things (Neil LaBute)
37. Shattered Glass (Billy Ray)
38. Touching the Void (Kevin Macdonald)
39. Good Morning, Night (Marco Bellocchio)
40. That Day (Raoul Ruiz)
41. Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill)
42. Intolerable Cruelty (Joel Coen)
43. Saraband (Ingmar Bergman)
44. The Fog of War (Errol Morris)
45. The School of Rock (Richard Linklater)
46. The Triplets of Belleville (Sylvain Chomet)
47. Bad Santa (Terry Zwigoff)
48. Twentynine Palms (Bruno Dumont)
49. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring (Ki-Duk Kim)
50. The Saddest Music in the World (Guy Maddin)
51. Father and Son (Alexander Sokurov)
52. Since Otar Left (Julie Bertucelli)
53. Bright Leaves (Ross McElwee)
54. Young Adam (David Mackenzie)
55. Last Life in the Universe (Pen-Ek Ratanaruang)
56. The Corporation (Jennifer Abbott, Mark Achbar)
57. All the Real Girls (David Gordon Green)
58. 21 Grams (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu)
59. The Dreamers (Bernardo Bertolucci)
60. Love Actually (Richard Curtis)
61. The Station Agent (Thomas McCarthy)
62. House of Sand and Fog (Vadim Perelman)
63. The Same River Twice (Robb Moss)
64. Noi Albinoi (Dagur Kari)
65. Osama (Siddiq Barmak)
66. Monster (Patty Jenkins)
67. Thirteen (Catherine Hardwicke)
68. The Barbarian Invasions (Denys Arcand)
69. Tarnation (Jonathan Caouette)

2002


Favorites:
1. Gerry (Gus Van Sant)
2. Irreversible (Gaspar Noe)
3. Punch-Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson)
4. To Be and To Have (Nicolas Philibert)
5. Ten (Abbas Kiarostami)
6. Stevie (Steve James)
7. Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary (Guy Maddin)
8. Far from Heaven (Todd Haynes)
9. Talk to Her (Pedro Almodovar)
10. Infernal Affairs (Andrew Lau, Alan Mak)
11. Divine Intervention (Elia Suleiman)
12. Lilya 4-Ever (Lukas Moodysson)
13. Japon (Carlos Reygadas)
14. Catch Me If You Can (Steven Spielberg)
15. All or Nothing (Mike Leigh)
16. From the Other Side (Chantal Akerman)
17. Waiting for Happiness (Abderrahmane Sissako)
18. In My Skin (Marina de Van)
19. Distant (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
20. The Son (Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne)
21. Blissfully Yours (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
22. About Schmidt (Alexander Payne)
23. Demonlover (Olivier Assayas)
24. Full Frontal (Steven Soderbergh)

Also seen:
25. Solaris (Steven Soderbergh)
26. Springtime in a Small Town (Tian Zhuangzhuang)
27. Morvern Callar (Lynne Ramsay)
28. Hero (Zhang Yimou)
29. Gangs of New York (Martin Scorsese)
30. 25th Hour (Spike Lee)
31. Insomnia (Christopher Nolan)
32. Biggie and Tupac (Nick Broomfield)
33. Derrida (Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering Kofman)
34. Jackass: The Movie (Jeff Tremaine)
35. My Mother's Smile (Marco Bellocchio)
36. Unknown Pleasures (Jia Zhang-ke)
37. Friday Night (Claire Denis)
38. Sweet Sixteen (Ken Loach)
39. The Man Without a Past (Aki Kaurismaki)
40. Bus 174 (Jose Padilha, Felipe Lacerdo)
41. Panic Room (David Fincher)
42. Dahmer (David Jacobson)
43. The Weather Underground (Sam Green, Bill Siegel)
44. Bowling for Columbine (Michael Moore)
45. City of God (Fernando Meirelles, Katia Lund)
46. The Trials of Henry Kissinger (Eugene Jarecki)
47. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (George Clooney)
48. Adaptation. (Spike Jonze)
49. Minority Report (Steven Speilberg)
50. Femme Fatale (Brian de Palma)
51. Raising Victor Vargas (Peter Sollett)
52. Bloody Sunday (Paul Greengrass)
53. Russian Ark (Alexander Sokurov)
54. The Twilight Samurai (Yoji Yamada)
55. About a Boy (Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz)
56. Spider (David Cronenberg)
57. The Rules of Attraction (Roger Avary)
58. 24 Hour Party People (Michael Winterbottom)
59. Naqoyqatsi (Godfrey Reggio)
60. In America (Jim Sheridan)
61. Almost Peaceful (Michel Deville)
62. A Trumpet in the Wadi (Lena Chaplin, Slava Chaplin)
63. Strange Fruit (Joel Katz)
64. L’Auberge Espagnole (Cedric Klapisch)
65. Broken Wings (Nir Bergman)

2001


Favorites:
1. Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis)
2. Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch)
3. AI: Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg)
4. The Man Who Wasn't There (Joel Coen)
5. Wild Innocence (Philippe Garrel)
6. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson)
7. Waking Life (Richard Linklater)
8. Oporto of My Childhood (Manoel de Oliveira)
9. What Time Is It There? (Tsai Ming-liang)
10. Va Savoir (Jacques Rivette)
11. Time Out (Laurent Cantet)
12. Sobibor, October 14, 1943, 4 p.m. (Claude Lanzmann)
13. Late Marriage (Dover Koshashvili)
14. Fat Girl (Catherine Breillat)
15. I’m Going Home (Manoel de Oliveira)
16. The Lady and the Duke (Eric Rohmer)
17. Kandahar (Mohsen Makhmalbaf)
18. Gosford Park (Robert Altman)
19. Wet Hot American Summer (David Wain)
20. Millenium Mambo (Hou Hsiao-hsien)

Also seen:
21. In the Bedroom (Todd Field)
22. The Son’s Room (Nanni Moretti)
23. La Cienaga (Lucrecia Martel)
24. Amelie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
25. Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff)
26. Y Tu Mama Tambien (Alfonso Cuaron)
27. In Praise of Love (Jean-Luc Godard)
28. Vanilla Sky (Cameron Crowe)
29. All About Lily Chou-Chou (Shunji Iwai)
30. Storytelling (Todd Solondz)
31. Ali (Michael Mann)
32. Ocean's Eleven (Steven Soderbergh)
33. The Deep End (Scott McGehee, David Siegel)
34. The Cat's Meow (Peter Bogdanovich)
35. Tape (Richard Linklater)
36. Pulse (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
37. Pootie Tang (Louis C.K.)
38. No Man’s Land (Danis Tanovic)
39. ABC Africa (Abbas Kiarostami)
40. The Piano Teacher (Michael Haneke)
41. Black Hawk Down (Ridley Scott)
42. The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (Woody Allen)
43. Rivers and Tides (Thomas Riedelsheimer)
44. The Fast Runner (Zacharias Kunuk)
45. Moulin Rouge! (Baz Luhrmann)
46. Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly)
47. Zoolander (Ben Stiller)

Need to see again: Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki); Training Day (Antoine Fuqua)

2000


Favorites:
1. Esther Kahn (Arnaud Desplechin)
2. Werckmeister Harmonies (Bela Tarr)
3. Yi Yi (Edward Yang)
4. Songs from the Second Floor (Roy Andersson)
5. The House of Mirth (Terence Davies)
6. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai)
7. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee)
8. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky)
9. Memento (Christopher Nolan)
10. You Can Count on Me (Kenneth Lonergan)
11. Together (Lukas Moodysson)
12. The Day I Became a Woman (Marzieh Meshkini)
13. The Circle (Jafar Panahi)
14. The Captive (Chantal Akerman)
15. Cast Away (Robert Zemeckis)
16. The Yards (James Gray)
17. Mysterious Object at Noon (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
18. In Vanda's Room (Pedro Costa)
19. One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevitch (Chris Marker)
20. La Commune [Paris 1871] (Peter Watkins)
21. Code Unknown (Michael Haneke)

Also seen:
22. Hamlet (Michael Almereyda)
23. Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe)
24. Traffic (Steven Soderbergh)
25. Platform (Jia Zhang-ke)
26. Amores Perros (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu)
27. High Fidelity (Stephen Frears)
28. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Joel Coen)
29. American Psycho (Mary Harron)
30. Dark Days (Marc Singer)
31. Best in Show (Christopher Guest)
32. State and Main (David Mamet)
33. Dancer in the Dark (Lars von Trier)
34. Sexy Beast (Jonathan Glazer)
35. George Washington (David Gordon Green)
36. Wonder Boys (Curtis Hanson)
37. Kippur (Amos Gitai)
38. Under the Sand (Francois Ozon)

1999


Favorites:
1. Topsy-Turvy (Mike Leigh)
2. Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick)
3. Beau Travail (Claire Denis)
4. Ratcatcher (Lynne Ramsay)
5. The Wind Will Carry Us (Abbas Kiarostami)
6. Night Wind (Philippe Garrel)
7. Rosetta (Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne)
8. A Visitor from the Living (Claude Lanzmann)
9. The Straight Story (David Lynch)
10. Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson)
11. Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze)
12. Taboo (Nagisa Oshima)
13. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (Jim Jarmusch)
14. Time Regained (Raul Ruiz)
15. The Insider (Michael Mann)
16. Toy Story 2 (John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich)
17. The Talented Mr. Ripley (Anthony Minghella)
18. The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola)
19. American Movie (Chris Smith)
20. Bringing Out the Dead (Martin Scorsese)
21. South (Chantal Akerman)
22. The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (Djibril Diop Mambety)

Also seen:
23. Three Kings (David O. Russell)
24. The Blair Witch Project (Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sanchez)
25. Mr. Death (Errol Morris)
26. Jesus' Son (Alison Maclean)
27. Election (Alexander Payne)
28. Human Resources (Laurent Cantet)
29. Audition (Takashi Miike)
30. The Limey (Steven Soderbergh)
31. Buena Vista Social Club (Wim Wenders)
32. My Best Fiend (Werner Herzog)
33. The War Zone (Tim Roth)
34. Holy Smoke (Jane Campion)
35. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (Trey Parker)
36. All About My Mother (Pedro Almodovar)
37. Boys Don't Cry (Kimberly Peirce)
38. American Beauty (Sam Mendes)
39. My Voyage to Italy (Martin Scorsese)
40. Office Space (Mike Judge)
41. The Road Home (Zhang Yimou)
42. Fight Club (David Fincher)
43. Man on the Moon (Milos Forman)
44. eXistenZ (David Cronenberg)
45. Humanite (Bruno Dumont)
46. Felicia's Journey (Atom Egoyan)
47. Pola X (Leos Carax)
48. Julien Donkey-Boy (Harmony Korine)
49. The Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan)
50. Go (Doug Liman)
51. The Matrix (Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski)

Need to see again: Wonderland (Michael Winterbottom)

1998


Favorites:
1. The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick)
2. Buffalo ‘66 (Vincent Gallo)
3. The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen)
4. Rushmore (Wes Anderson)
5. Flowers of Shanghai (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
6. Histoire(s) du cinema (Jean-Luc Godard)
7. The Last Days of Disco (Whit Stillman)
8. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Terry Gilliam)
9. Out of Sight (Steven Soderbergh)
10. The Celebration (Thomas Vinterberg)
11. Psycho (Gus Van Sant)
12. The Dreamlife of Angels (Erick Zonca)
13. I Stand Alone (Gaspar Noe)
14. Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg)
15. A Simple Plan (Sam Raimi)
16. After Life (Hirokazu Kore-eda)
17. The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase (Joshua Oppenheimer)
18. Life on Earth (Abderrahmane Sissako)

Also seen:
19. Following (Christopher Nolan)
20. The Truman Show (Peter Weir)
21. Snake Eyes (Brian De Palma)
22. The Newton Boys (Richard Linklater)
23. Your Friends & Neighbors (Neil LaBute)
24. The Hole (Tsai Ming-liang)
25. Eternity and a Day (Theo Angelopoulos)
26. The Book of Life (Hal Hartley)
27. Kurt & Courtney (Nick Broomfield)
28. 42 Up (Michael Apted)
29. Run Lola Run (Tom Tykwer)
30. Bulworth (Warren Beatty)
31. Slums of Beverly Hills (Tamara Jenkins)
32. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (Werner Herzog)
33. Late August, Early September (Olivier Assayas)
34. Fucking Amal (Lukas Moodysson)
35. The Silence (Mohsen Makhmalbaf)
36. New Rose Hotel (Abel Ferrara)
37. Sombre (Philippe Grandrieux)
38. Gods and Monsters (Bill Condon)
39. Pi (Darren Aronofsky)

Need to see again: Happiness (Todd Solondz); Pleasantville (Gary Ross); Shakespeare in Love (John Madden)

1997


Favorites:
1. Taste of Cherry (Abbas Kiarostami)
2. The Ice Storm (Ang Lee)
3. The Sweet Hereafter (Atom Egoyan)
4. Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino)
5. The River (Tsai Ming-liang)
6. The Apostle (Robert Duvall)
7. Lost Highway (David Lynch)
8. Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson)
9. Cure (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
10. Titanic (James Cameron)
11. Sick (Kirby Dick)
12. Ossos (Pedro Costa)
13. Fast, Cheap and Out of Control (Errol Morris)

Also seen:
14. Affliction (Paul Schrader)
15. Life Is Beautiful (Roberto Benigni)
16. Kundun (Martin Scorsese)
17. Donnie Brasco (Mike Newell)
18. In the Company of Men (Neil LaBute)
19. Happy Together (Wong Kar-wai)
20. Funny Games (Michael Haneke)
21. Starship Troopers (Paul Verhoeven)
22. As Good As It Gets (James L. Brooks)
23. Henry Fool (Hal Hartley)
24. The Game (David Fincher)
25. Grosse Pointe Blank (George Armitage)
26. Deconstructing Harry (Woody Allen)
27. L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson)
28. Good Will Hunting (Gus Van Sant)
29. My Best Friend's Wedding (P. J. Hogan)
30. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (Jay Roach)
31. Mother and Son (Alexander Sokurov)
32. Gummo (Harmony Korine)
33. The Big One (Michael Moore)
34. Chasing Amy (Kevin Smith)

Need to see again: The Eel (Shohei Imamura); Love and Death on Long Island (Richard Kwietniowski)

1996


Favorites:
1. Goodbye South, Goodbye (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
2. A Moment of Innocence (Mohsen Makhmalbaf)
3. Irma Vep (Olivier Assayas)
4. Gabbeh (Mohsen Makhmalbaf)
5. Fargo (Joel Coen)
6. Breaking the Waves (Lars von Trier)
7. Schizopolis (Steven Soderbergh)
8. Hard Eight (Paul Thomas Anderson)
9. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky)
10. Citizen Ruth (Alexander Payne)
11. A Summer's Tale (Eric Rohmer)
12. Six O'Clock News (Ross McElwee)
13. La Promesse (Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne)
14. Red Hollywood (Thom Andersen, Noel Burch)
15. Mission: Impossible (Brian De Palma)
16. Mimi (Lucile Hadzihalilovic)

Also seen:
17. Sling Blade (Billy Bob Thornton)
18. Microcosmos (Claude Nuridsany, Marie Perennou)
19. Swingers (Doug Liman)
20. Bound (Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski)
21. Trainspotting (Danny Boyle)
22. Jerry Maguire (Cameron Crowe)
23. Bottle Rocket (Wes Anderson)
24. Beavis and Butt-head Do America (Mike Judge)
25. Big Night (Stanley Tucci, Campbell Scott)
26. Lone Star (John Sayles)
27. The Birdcage (Mike Nichols)
28. My Sex Life (Arnaud Desplechin)
29. Gray's Anatomy (Steven Soderbergh)
30. Mother (Albert Brooks)
31. Looking for Richard (Al Pacino)
32. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (Jim Mallon)
33. Trees Lounge (Steve Buscemi)
34. Walking and Talking (Nicole Holofcener)
35. When We Were Kings (Leon Gast)
36. For Ever Mozart (Jean-Luc Godard)
37. The Pillow Book (Peter Greenaway)
38. Crash (David Cronenberg)
39. Flirting with Disaster (David O. Russell)
40. The Cable Guy (Ben Stiller)
41. The Daytrippers (Greg Mottola)

Need to see again: Everyone Says I Love You (Woody Allen); Nenette and Boni (Claire Denis); The People vs. Larry Flynt (Milos Forman); Secrets and Lies (Mike Leigh); Will It Snow for Christmas? (Sandrine Veysset)

1995


Favorites:
1. Safe (Todd Haynes)
2. Casino (Martin Scorsese)
3. Clockers (Spike Lee)
4. Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater)
5. Dead Man (Jim Jarmusch)
6. Heat (Michael Mann)
7. Maborosi (Hirokazu Kore-Eda)
8. Good Men, Good Women (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
9. Le ceremonie (Claude Chabrol)
10. Sense and Sensibility (Ang Lee)
11. Fallen Angels (Wong Kar-wai)
12. Flirt (Hal Hartley)
13. Kicking and Screaming (Noah Baumbach)
14. A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (Martin Scorsese, Michael Henry Wilson)

Also seen:
15. Ulysses' Gaze (Theo Angelopoulos)
16. Leaving Las Vegas (Mike Figgis)
17. The Bridges of Madison County (Clint Eastwood)
18. Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam (Nick Broomfield)
19. Living in Oblivion (Tom DiCillo)
20. At Sundance (Michael Almereyda, Amy Hobby)
21. The Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer)
22. The World of Jacques Demy (Agnes Varda)
23. From the Journals of Jean Seberg (Mark Rappaport)
24. The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists (Les Blank)
25. Dead Man Walking (Tim Robbins)
26. Underground (Emir Kusturica)
27. La Haine (Mathieu Kassovitz)
28. Toy Story (John Lasseter)
29. Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick (Todd Robinson)
30. Se7en (David Fincher)
31. Clueless (Amy Heckerling)
32. To Die For (Gus Van Sant)
33. Carl Th. Dreyer: My Metier (Torben Skjodt Jensen)
34. Smoke (Wayne Wang)


1994


Favorites:
1. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino)
2. Satantango (Bela Tarr)
3. Vanya on 42nd Street (Louis Malle)
4. River of Grass (Kelly Reichardt)
5. Three Colors: Red (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
6. Vive L’Amour (Tsai Ming-liang)
7. Exotica (Atom Egoyan)
8. Crumb (Terry Zwigoff)
9. Hoop Dreams (Steve James)
10. Quiz Show (Robert Redford)
11. Spanking the Monkey (David O. Russell)
12. Whispering Pages (Alexander Sokurov)
13. Ed Wood (Tim Burton)
14. Le franc (Djibril Diop Mambety)
15. The Hudsucker Proxy (Joel Coen)
16. 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (Michael Haneke)
17. Wild Reeds (Andre Techine)
18. To Live (Zhang Yimou)

Also seen:
19. Burnt by the Sun (Nikita Mikhalkov)
20. I Can't Sleep (Claire Denis)
21. Chungking Express (Wong Kar-wai)
22. Ashes of Time (Wong Kar-wai)
23. What Happened Was... (Tom Noonan)
24. Bullets Over Broadway (Woody Allen)
25. Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis)
26. Eat Drink Man Woman (Ang Lee)
27. Nobody's Fool (Robert Benton)
28. Oleanna (David Mamet)
29. Before the Rain (Milcho Manchevski)
30. The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont)
31. Three Colors: White (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
32. Clerks (Kevin Smith)
33. Barcelona (Whit Stillman)
34. Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson)
35. Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (Peter Segal)
36. Natural Born Killers (Oliver Stone)
37. A Great Day in Harlem (Jean Bach)

Need to see again: Fresh (Boaz Yakin); Speed (Jan de Bont)

1993


Favorites:
1. The Puppetmaster (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
2. The Age of Innocence (Martin Scorsese)
3. Naked (Mike Leigh)
4. Short Cuts (Robert Altman)
5. The Remains of the Day (James Ivory)
6. From the East (Chantal Akerman)
7. Blue (Derek Jarman)
8. Carlito's Way (Brian de Palma)
9. Schindler's List (Steven Spielberg)
10. Sonatine (Takeshi Kitano)
11. Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (Nick Broomfield)
12. Time Indefinite (Ross McElwee)
13. The Birth of Love (Philippe Garrel)
14. Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater)
15. Six Degrees of Separation (Fred Schepisi)
16. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis)
17. King of the Hill (Steven Soderbergh)

Also seen:
18. Calendar (Atom Egoyan)
19. Madadayo (Akira Kurosawa)
20. The Nightmare Before Christmas (Henry Selick)
21. The Last Bolshevik (Chris Marker)
22. Body Snatchers (Abel Ferrara)
23. The Young Girls Turn 25 (Agnes Varda)
24. Philadelphia (Jonathan Demme)
25. Robin Hood: Men in Tights (Mel Brooks)
26. Much Ado About Nothing (Kenneth Branagh)
27. The War Room (Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker)
28. Oh, Woe Is Me (Jean-Luc Godard)
29. Farewell My Concubine (Chen Kaige)
30. Three Colors: Blue (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
31. The Blue Kite (Tian Zhuangzhuang)
32. M. Butterfly (David Cronenberg)
33. The Piano (Jane Campion)
34. Clean, Shaven (Lodge Kerrigan)
35. I Am a Promise (Susan Raymond)

Need to see again: The Fugitive (Andrew Davis); In the Name of the Father (Jim Sheridan)

1992



Favorites:
1. The Long Day Closes (Terence Davies)
2. Malcolm X (Spike Lee)
3. Un coeur en hiver (Claude Sautet)
4. Hyenas (Djibril Diop Mambety)
5. Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino)
6. Bad Lieutenant (Abel Ferrara)
7. Careful (Guy Maddin)
8. Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood)
9. La vie de boheme (Aki Kaurismaki)
10. Lessons of Darkness (Werner Herzog)
11. Life and Nothing More… (Abbas Kiarostami)
12. Man Bites Dog (Remy Belvaux, Andre Bonzel, Benoit Poelvoorde)
13. Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley)
14. Simple Men (Hal Hartley)
15. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (David Lynch)
16. A Tale of Winter (Eric Rohmer)
17. Basic Instinct (Paul Verhoeven)
18. Another Girl Another Planet (Michael Almereyda)
19. Passion Fish (John Sayles)
20. The Player (Robert Altman)
21. Benny's Video (Michael Haneke)
22. Brother's Keeper (Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky)
23. Feed (Kevin Rafferty, James Ridgeway)

Also seen:
24. Stone (Alexander Sokurov)
25. Howards End (James Ivory)
26. Husbands and Wives (Woody Allen)
27. My Crasy Life (Jean-Pierre Gorin)
28. Bob Roberts (Tim Robbins)
29. Rock Hudson's Home Movies (Mark Rappaport)
30. Orlando (Sally Potter)
31. Rebels of the Neon God (Tsai Ming-liang)
32. Wayne's World (Penelope Spheeris)
33. The Last of the Mohicans (Michael Mann)
34. The Crying Game (Neil Jordan)
35. One False Move (Carl Franklin)

Need to see again: The Story of Qiu Ju (Zhang Yimou)

1991


Favorites:
1. Van Gogh (Maurice Pialat)
2. A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang)
3. La Belle Noiseuse (Jacques Rivette)
4. My Own Private Idaho (Gus Van Sant)
5. Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou)
6. The Man in the Moon (Robert Mulligan)
7. Poison (Todd Haynes)
8. Night on Earth (Jim Jarmusch)
9. Slacker (Richard Linklater)
10. The Doors (Oliver Stone)
11. Blood in the Face (Anne Bohlen, Kevin Rafferty, James Ridgeway)
12. A Brief History of Time (Errol Morris)
13. Europa (Lars von Trier)
14. Barton Fink (Joel Coen)
15. Surviving Desire (Hal Hartley)
16. JFK (Oliver Stone)

Also seen:
17. Cape Fear (Martin Scorsese)
18. Fishing with John (John Lurie)
19. The Stranger (Satyajit Ray)
20. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper)
21. Naked Lunch (David Cronenberg)
22. The Fisher King (Terry Gilliam)
23. Rhapsody in August (Akira Kurosawa)
24. Shadows and Fog (Woody Allen)
25. The Double Life of Veronique (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
26. Something to Do with the Wall (Ross McElwee, Marilyn Levine)
27. The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (David Zucker)
28. 35 Up (Michael Apted)
29. The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme)
30. Intimate Stranger (Alan Berliner)
31. The Lovers on the Bridge (Leos Carax)
32. Days of Being Wild (Wong Kar-wai)
33. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (James Cameron)
34. Thelma and Louise (Ridley Scott)
35. Defending Your Life (Albert Brooks)
36. Boyz N the Hood (John Singleton)

Need to see again: Jungle Fever (Spike Lee)

1990


Favorites:
1. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese)
2. Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami)
3. Metropolitan (Whit Stillman)
4. Life Is Sweet (Mike Leigh)
5. Miller's Crossing (Joel Coen)
6. An Angel at My Table (Jane Campion)
7. Trust (Hal Hartley)
8. Joe Versus the Volcano (John Patrick Shanley)
9. Dreams (Akira Kurosawa)
10. Archangel (Guy Maddin)
11. Miami Blues (George Armitage)
12. American Dream (Barbara Kopple)
13. Berkeley in the Sixties (Mark Kitchell)
14. Sink or Swim (Su Friedrich)
15. The Nasty Girl (Michael Verhoeven)
16. A Tale of Springtime (Eric Rohmer)
17. Ju Dou (Zhang Yimou)
18. The Grifters (Stephen Frears)
19. White Hunter, Black Heart (Clint Eastwood)
20. Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton)

Also seen:
21. The Disenchanted (Benoit Jacquot)
22. The Match Factory Girl (Aki Kaurismaki)
23. King of New York (Abel Ferrara)
24. Paris Is Burning (Jennie Livingston)
25. Alice (Woody Allen)
26. Wild at Heart (David Lynch)
27. The Godfather Part III (Francis Ford Coppola)
28. Reversal of Fortune (Barbet Schroeder)
29. Men Don't Leave (Paul Brickman)

Need to see again: Dances With Wolves (Kevin Costner); Europa Europa (Agnieszka Holland); Revenge (Tony Scott)

1989



Favorites:
1. Sidewalk Stories (Charles Lane)
2. The Decalogue (Krzystzof Kieslowski)
3. Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee)
4. Drugstore Cowboy (Gus Van Sant)
5. Say Anything... (Cameron Crowe)
6. Revenge (Yermek Shinarbayev)
7. Mystery Train (Jim Jarmusch)
8. The Firm (Alan Clarke)
9. The Killer (John Woo)
10. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (Pedro Almodovar)
11. My Left Foot (Jim Sheridan)
12. Tongues Untied (Marlon Riggs)
13. Crimes and Misdemeanors (Woody Allen)
14. The Seventh Continent (Michael Haneke)
15. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (Steven Soderbergh)
16. Born on the Fourth of July (Oliver Stone)
17. Roger & Me (Michael Moore)

Also seen:
18. New York Stories (Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen)
19. An Enemy of the People (Satyajit Ray)
20. Sweetie (Jane Campion)
21. For All Mankind (Al Reinert)
22. Emergency Kisses (Philippe Garrel)
23. The Unbelievable Truth (Hal Hartley)
24. When Harry Met Sally... (Rob Reiner)
25. Glory (Edward Zwick)
26. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (Stephen Herek)
27. Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford)
28. Twister (Michael Almereyda)

1988


Favorites:
1. Distant Voices, Still Lives (Terence Davies)
2. Chocolat (Claire Denis)
3. The Last Temptation of Christ (Martin Scorsese)
4. Dead Ringers (David Cronenberg)
5. A Short Film About Love (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
6. Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (Todd Haynes)
7. The Family Album (Alan Berliner)
8. Story of Women (Claude Chabrol)
9. Jane B. par Agnes V. (Agnes Varda)
10. Ariel (Aki Kaurismaki)
11. The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris)
12. A Short Film About Killing (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
13. The Vanishing (George Sluizer)
14. Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata)
15. Kung-fu Master! (Agnes Varda)
16. Die Hard (John McTiernan)
17. Let's Get Lost (Bruce Weber)
18. Eight Men Out (John Sayles)
19. Damnation (Bela Tarr)
20. My Neighbor Toroto (Hayao Miyazaki)
21. Landscape in the Mist (Theo Angelopoulos)

Also seen:
22. Tanner '88 (Robert Altman)
23. A Fish Called Wanda (Charles Crichton)
24. Lightning Over Braddock: A Rustbowl Fantasy (Tony Buba)
25. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Pedro Almodovar)
26. Heathers (Michael Lehmann)
27. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Robert Zemeckis)
28. Running on Empty (Sidney Lumet)
29. Working Girl (Mike Nichols)
30. Alice (Jan Svankmajer)
31. Powaqqatsi (Godfrey Reggio)
32. Another Woman (Woody Allen)
33. Rain Man (Barry Levinson)
34. The Naked Gun (David Zucker)
35. It’s Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books (Richard Linklater)
36. School Daze (Spike Lee)
37. Talk Radio (Oliver Stone)
38. As Tears Go By (Wong Kar-wai)
39. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Philip Kaufman)
40. Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore)
41. Mystic Pizza (Donald Petrie)
42. Bull Durham (Ron Shelton)
43. Midnight Run (Martin Brest)

Need to see again: Bird (Clint Eastwood); Horse Thief (Tian Zhuangzhuang); Married to the Mob (Jonathan Demme)

1987


Favorites:
1. Radio Days (Woody Allen)
2. Where Is the Friend’s Home? (Abbas Kiarostami)
3. Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick)
4. Yeelen (Souleymane Cisse)
5. Under the Sun of Satan (Maurice Pialat)
6. The Dead (John Huston)
7. Walker (Alex Cox)
8. Au Revoir, Les Enfants (Louis Malle)
9. The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (Kazuo Hara)
10. Raising Arizona (Joel Coen)
11. Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (Eric Rohmer)
12. Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders)

Also seen:
13. Cobra Verde (Werner Herzog)
14. Damned If You Don't (Su Friedrich)
15. The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner)
16. Spaceballs (Mel Brooks)
17. Babette's Feast (Gabriel Axel)
18. Broadcast News (James L. Brooks)
19. Withnail & I (Bruce Robinson)
20. The Untouchables (Brian de Palma)
21. September (Woody Allen)
22. The Last Emperor (Bernardo Bertolucci)
23. Dirty Dancing (Emile Ardolino)
24. Moonstruck (Norman Jewison)
25. Fatal Attraction (Adrian Lyne)
26. Good Morning, Vietnam (Barry Levinson)
27. Wall Street (Oliver Stone)
28. Eddie Murphy: Raw (Robert Townsend)
29. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (John Hughes)
30. Intervista (Federico Fellini)
31. House of Games (David Mamet)
32. RoboCop (Paul Verhoeven)
33. Evil Dead II (Sam Raimi)
34. Throw Momma from the Train (Danny DeVito)

1986


Favorites:
1. The Sacrifice (Andrei Tarkovsky)
2. Blue Velvet (David Lynch)
3. The Fly (David Cronenberg)
4. Down by Law (Jim Jarmusch)
5. Little Shop of Horrors (Frank Oz)
6. The Time to Live and the Time to Die (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
7. Le rayon vert (Eric Rohmer)
8. Mauvais sang (Leos Carax)
9. Manhunter (Michael Mann)
10. Mona Lisa (Neil Jordan)
11. Hannah and Her Sisters (Woody Allen)
12. God's Country (Louis Malle)
13. 'Round Midnight (Bertrand Tavernier)
14. Mix-Up (Francoise Romand)
15. Routine Pleasures (Jean-Pierre Gorin)
16. Sherman’s March (Ross McElwee)
17. Platoon (Oliver Stone)

Also seen:
18. Something Wild (Jonathan Demme)
19. Shadows in Paradise (Aki Kaurismaki)
20. Big Trouble in Little China (John Carpenter)
21. Down and Out in Beverly Hills (Paul Mazursky)
22. Pretty in Pink (Howard Deutch)
23. Stand by Me (Rob Reiner)
24. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (John McNaughton)
25. Jimi Plays Monterey (D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus)
26. She's Gotta Have It (Spike Lee)
27. Salvador (Oliver Stone)
28. Mala Noche (Gus Van Sant)
29. ...And the Pursuit of Happiness (Louis Malle)
30. Aliens (James Cameron)
31. The Color of Money (Martin Scorsese)
32. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (John Hughes)

Need to see again: The Mosquito Coast (Peter Weir); Peggy Sue Got Married (Francis Ford Coppola); Ruthless People (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker)

1985


Favorites:
1. Ran (Akira Kurosawa)
2. The Purple Rose of Cairo (Woody Allen)
3. Shoah (Claude Lanzmann)
4. Vagabond (Agnes Varda)
5. Come and See (Elem Klimov)
6. After Hours (Martin Scorsese)
7. Taipei Story (Edward Yang)
8. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (Paul Schrader)
9. Almanac of Fall (Bela Tarr)
10. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (Tim Burton)
11. Hail Mary (Jean-Luc Godard)
12. A.K. (Chris Marker)
13. Detective (Jean-Luc Godard)
14. Louie Bluie (Terry Zwigoff)
15. Tokyo-Ga (Wim Wenders)
16. Ornette: Made in America (Shirley Clarke)
17. Police (Maurice Pialat)

Also seen:
18. Witness (Peter Weir)
19. The Ties That Bind (Su Friedrich)
20. A Room with a View (James Ivory)
21. Day of the Dead (George A. Romero)
22. My Beautiful Laundrette (Stephen Frears)
23. Fletch (Michael Ritchie)
24. When Father Was Away on Business (Emir Kusturica)
25. Brazil (Terry Gilliam)
26. Death of a Salesman (Volker Schlondorff)
27. Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis)
28. That's Dancing! (Jack Haley, Jr.)
29. Lost in America (Albert Brooks)
30. Rocky IV (Sylvester Stallone)
31. Candy (Bo Nybergh)
32. The Breakfast Club (John Hughes)
33. The Official Story (Luis Puenzo)
34. My Life As a Dog (Lasse Hallstrom)
35. A Zed and Two Noughts (Peter Greenaway)

Need to see again: Mask (Peter Bogdanovich); Out of Africa (Sydney Pollack)

1984


Favorites:
1. Blood Simple (Joel Coen)
2. Stranger Than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch)
3. Love Streams (John Cassavetes)
4. Repo Man (Alex Cox)
5. Boy Meets Girl (Leos Carax)
6. Where the Green Ants Dream (Werner Herzog)
7. Full Moon in Paris (Eric Rohmer)
8. Stop Making Sense (Jonathan Demme)
9. Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders)
10. The Brother from Another Planet (John Sayles)
11. Backyard (Ross McElwee)
12. The Element of Crime (Lars von Trier)
13. Once Upon a Time in America (Sergio Leone)
14. Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman)
15. Under the Volcano (John Huston)
16. The Times of Harvey Milk (Robert Epstein)

Also seen:
17. Romancing the Stone (Robert Zemeckis)
18. Top Secret! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker)
19. 28 Up (Michael Apted)
20. Johnny Dangerously (Amy Heckerling)
21. Broadway Danny Rose (Woody Allen)
22. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner)
23. Ballad of the Little Soldier (Werner Herzog, Denis Reichle)
24. In Heaven There Is No Beer? (Les Blank)
25. "I'm Almost Not Crazy..." (Michael Ventura)
26. Secret Honor (Robert Altman)
27. The Road to Bresson (Jurrien Rood, Leo de Boer)
28. Antonio Gaudi (Hiroshi Teshigahara)
29. Amadeus (Milos Forman)
30. The Terminator (James Cameron)
31. Choose Me (Alan Rudolph)
32. Sixteen Candles (John Hughes)

Need to see again: A Soldier's Story (Norman Jewison)

1983


Favorites:
1. L’argent (Robert Bresson)
2. El Sur (Victor Erice)
3. A nos amours (Maurice Pialat)
4. The Ballad of Narayama (Shohei Imamura)
5. Scarface (Brian de Palma)
6. Nostalghia (Andrei Tarkovsky)
7. One Day Pina Asked... (Chantal Akerman)
8. Risky Business (Paul Brickman)
9. Sans soleil (Chris Marker)
10. Pauline at the Beach (Eric Rohmer)
11. Seventeen (Joel DeMott, Jeff Kreines)
12. Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (Terry Jones)
13. Lianna (John Sayles)
14. Trilogy (Terence Davies)
15. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (Nagisa Oshima)
16. First Name: Carmen (Jean-Luc Godard)

Also seen:
17. Confidentially Yours (Francois Truffaut)
18. Terms of Endearment (James L. Brooks)
19. Local Hero (Bill Forsyth)
20. Videodrome (David Cronenberg)
21. Burroughs (Howard Brookner)
22. The Last Pullman Car (Jerry Blumenthal, Gordon Quinn)
23. The Dead Zone (David Cronenberg)
24. The Right Stuff (Philip Kaufman)
25. Trading Places (John Landis)
26. Zelig (Woody Allen)
27. A Christmas Story (Bob Clark)
28. The Outsiders (Francis Ford Coppola)
29. Streamers (Robert Altman)
30. Three Crowns of the Sailor (Raul Ruiz)
31. Eddie Murphy: Delirious (Bruce Gowers)
32. El Norte (Gregory Nava)
33. My Brother's Wedding (Charles Burnett)
34. Rumble Fish (Francis Ford Coppola)
35. The Big Chill (Lawrence Kasdan)

Need to see again: Return of the Jedi (Richard Marquand)

1982


Favorites:
1. The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese)
2. The Verdict (Sidney Lumet)
3. Family Business (Tom Cohen)
4. The Thing (John Carpenter)
5. Une chambre en ville (Jacques Demy)
6. Koyaanisqatsi (Godfrey Reggio)
7. Too Early, Too Late (Jean-Marie Straub, Daniele Huillet)
8. The Draughtsman's Contract (Peter Greenaway)
9. Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog)
10. Veronika Voss (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
11. Passion (Jean-Luc Godard)
12. The Campaign (Tom Cohen)
13. Poltergeist (Tobe Hooper)
14. Identification of a Woman (Michelangelo Antonioni)

Also seen:
15. Fanny and Alexander (Ingmar Bergman)
16. Blade Runner (Ridley Scott)
17. Gandhi (Richard Attenborough)
18. Second Time Around (Peter Davis)
19. The Big Game (E.J. Vaughn)
20. 48 Hrs. (Walter Hill)
21. Community of Praise (Richard Leacock, Marisa Silver)
22. A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (Woody Allen)
23. One from the Heart (Francis Ford Coppola)
24. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Amy Heckerling)
25. Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (Lou Adler)
26. White Dog (Samuel Fuller)
27. Burden of Dreams (Les Blank)
28. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg)
29. The Prefab People (Bela Tarr)
30. Tootsie (Sydney Pollack)
31. Rocky III (Sylvester Stallone)
32. Diner (Barry Levinson)

Need to see again: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Nicholas Meyer)

1981



Favorites:
1. Documenteur (Agnes Varda)
2. Le Pont du Nord (Jacques Rivette)
3. The Aviator's Wife (Eric Rohmer)
4. Ms. 45 (Abel Ferrara)
5. The Woman Next Door (Francois Truffaut)
6. Modern Romance (Albert Brooks)
7. My Dinner with Andre (Louis Malle)
8. Blow Out (Brian de Palma)
9. Thief (Michael Mann)
10. An American Werewolf in London (John Landis)
11. Merry-Go-Round (Jacques Rivette)
12. Blind Chance (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
13. Escape from New York (John Carpenter)
14. Pennies from Heaven (Herbert Ross)
15. Mommie Dearest (Frank Perry)
16. Deprisa, Deprisa (Carlos Saura)
17. Mur murs (Agnes Varda)
18. Quartet (James Ivory)
19. The Outsider (Bela Tarr)
20. Trances (Ahmed El Maanouni)

Also seen:
21. The French Lieutenant's Woman (Karel Reisz)
22. Body Heat (Lawrence Kasdan)
23. Excalibur (John Boorman)
24. Vernon, Florida (Errol Morris)
25. Scanners (David Cronenberg)
26. Gregory's Girl (Bill Forsyth)
27. History of the World: Part 1 (Mel Brooks)
28. Max Roach: Live at Blues Alley (Stanley Dorfman)
29. Dizzy Gillespie in Redondo (Stanley Dorfman)
30. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg)
31. Cutter's Way (Ivan Passer)
32. Reds (Warren Beatty)
33. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (George Miller)
34. Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (Emir Kusturica)

1980


Favorites:
1. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese)
2. Mon oncle d'Amerique (Alain Resnais)
3. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker)
4. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
5. The Elephant Man (David Lynch)
6. Berlin Alexanderplatz (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
7. From the Life of the Marionettes (Ingmar Bergman)
8. The Blues Brothers (John Landis)
9. Melvin and Howard (Jonathan Demme)
10. Dressed to Kill (Brian De Palma)
11. Charleen (Ross McElwee)
12. Every Man for Himself (Jean-Luc Godard)
13. Popeye (Robert Altman)
14. The Big Red One (Samuel Fuller)
15. The Fog (John Carpenter)
16. The Falls (Peter Greenaway)

Also seen:
17. Stardust Memories (Woody Allen)
18. Breaker Morant (Bruce Beresford)
19. The Long Good Friday (John Mackenzie)
20. Kagemusha (Akira Kurosawa)
21. American Gigolo (Paul Schrader)
22. 9 to 5 (Colin Higgins)
23. Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers (Les Blank)
24. Poto and Cabengo (Jean-Pierre Gorin)
25. Permanent Vacation (Jim Jarmusch)
26. Ordinary People (Robert Redford)
27. Heaven's Gate (Michael Cimino)
28. Atlantic City (Louis Malle)
29. Caddyshack (Harold Ramis)
30. Bad Timing (Nicolas Roeg)
31. The Last Metro (Francois Truffaut)

Need to see again: Altered States (Ken Russell); The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner)

1979


Favorites:
1. All That Jazz (Bob Fosse)
2. The Marriage of Maria Braun (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
3. Apocalypse Now [Redux] (Francis Ford Coppola)
4. Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky)
5. Nosferatu the Vampyre (Werner Herzog)
6. The Driller Killer (Abel Ferrara)
7. Woyzeck (Werner Herzog)
8. Tess (Roman Polanski)
9. Real Life (Albert Brooks)
10. Alien (Ridley Scott)
11. Life of Brian (Terry Jones)
12. The Human Factor (Otto Preminger)
13. Wise Blood (John Huston)
14. My Brilliant Career (Gillian Armstrong)
15. Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (Jeff Margolis)
16. A Little Romance (George Roy Hill)
17. Faro Document 1979 (Ingmar Bergman)

Also seen:
18. Vengeance Is Mine (Shohei Imamura)
19. Return of the Secaucus Seven (John Sayles)
20. Manhattan (Woody Allen)
21. Scum (Alan Clarke)
22. The Black Stallion (Carroll Ballard)
23. Kramer vs. Kramer (Robert Benton)
24. The Brood (David Cronenberg)
25. The Virgin of Pessac (Jean Eustache)
26. The In-Laws (Arthur Hiller)
27. The Muppet Movie (James Frawley)
28. Chilly Scenes of Winter (Joan Micklin Silver)
29. Quintet (Robert Altman)
30. Family Nest (Bela Tarr)
31. Being There (Hal Ashby)
32. The War at Home (Glenn Silber, Barry Alexander Brown)
33. Rocky II (Sylvester Stallone)
34. Love on the Run (Francois Truffaut)
35. The Tin Drum (Volker Schlondorff)
36. A Perfect Couple (Robert Altman)

1978


Favorites:
1. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick)
2. Despair (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
3. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Philip Kaufman)
4. Autumn Sonata (Ingmar Bergman)
5. The Tree of Wooden Clogs (Ermanno Olmi)
6. In a Year of Thirteen Moons (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
7. Dawn of the Dead (George Romero)
8. Gates of Heaven (Errol Morris)
9. Blue Collar (Paul Schrader)
10. The Whole Shootin' Match (Eagle Pennell)
11. An Unmarried Woman (Paul Mazursky)
12. Straight Time (Ulu Grosbard)
13. China 9, Liberty 37 (Monte Hellman)
14. Girlfriends (Claudia Weill)
15. Les Rendez-vous d'Anna (Chantal Akerman)

Also seen:
16. American Boy (Martin Scorsese)
17. A Wedding (Robert Altman)
18. The Deer Hunter (Michael Cimino)
19. Always for Pleasure (Les Blank)
20. The Last Waltz (Martin Scorsese)
21. Superman (Richard Donner)
22. The Fury (Brian De Palma)
23. All You Need Is Cash (Gary Weis, Eric Idle)
24. Empire of Passion (Nagisa Oshima)
25. Interiors (Woody Allen)
26. Vertical Features Remake (Peter Greenaway)
27. Halloween (John Carpenter)
28. Behind Convent Walls (Walerian Borowczyk)
29. Grease (Randal Kleiser)
30. Animal House (John Landis)

1977


Favorites:
1. Eraserhead (David Lynch)
2. The Devil, Probably (Robert Bresson)
3. That Obscure Object of Desire (Luis Bunuel)
4. Stroszek (Werner Herzog)
5. The American Friend (Wim Wenders)
6. A Dirty Story (Jean Eustache)
7. Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett)
8. New York, New York (Martin Scorsese)
9. News from Home (Chantal Akerman)
10. 3 Women (Robert Altman)
11. Saturday Night Fever (John Badham)
12. High Anxiety (Mel Brooks)
13. The Last Wave (Peter Weir)
14. Alambrista! (Robert M. Young)
15. Annie Hall (Woody Allen)
16. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg)
17. One Sings, the Other Doesn't (Agnes Varda)
18. 21 (Michael Apted)

Also seen:
19. Opening Night (John Cassavetes)
20. The Ascent (Larisa Shepitko)
21. Suspiria (Dario Argento)
22. A Grin Without a Cat (Chris Marker)
23. Oh, God! (Carl Reiner)
24. Hitler: A Film from Germany (Hans-Jurgen Syberberg)
25. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (George Lucas)

1976


Favorites:
1. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (John Cassavetes)
2. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese)
3. Cria Cuervos (Carlos Saura)
4. Face to Face (Ingmar Bergman)
5. Carrie (Brian de Palma)
6. Insiang (Lino Brocka)
7. The Innocent (Luchino Visconti)
8. The Marquise of O (Eric Rohmer)
9. Chinese Roulette (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
10. Heart of Glass (Werner Herzog)
11. I Only Want You to Love Me (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
12. The Omen (Richard Donner)
13. Daguerreotypes (Agnes Varda)
14. Je Tu Il Elle (Chantal Akerman)
15. Ici et ailleurs (Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin, Anne-Marie Mieville)
16. Kings of the Road (Wim Wenders)
17. Network (Sidney Lumet)

Also seen:
18. All the President's Men (Alan Pakula)
19. The Tenant (Roman Polanski)
20. Family Plot (Alfred Hitchcock)
21. Assault on Precinct 13 (John Carpenter)
22. Harlan County, U.S.A. (Barbara Kopple)
23. Mikey and Nicky (Elaine May)
24. Marathon Man (John Schlesinger)
25. The Chicago Maternity Center Story (Jerry Blumenthal et al.)
26. Bernice Bobs Her Hair (Joan Micklin Silver)
27. The Outlaw Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood)
28. Rocky (John G. Avildsen)
29. The Bad News Bears (Michael Ritchie)
30. In the Realm of the Senses (Nagisa Oshima)
31. The Man Who Fell to Earth (Nicolas Roeg)
32. The Original Rompin' Stompin' Hot and Heavy, Cool and Groovy All-Star Jazz Show (Jerome Schnur)
33. 1900 (Bernardo Bertolucci)
34. The Best Way to Walk (Claude Miller)

1975


Favorites:
1. Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick)
2. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman)
3. Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet)
4. Nashville (Robert Altman)
5. Dersu Uzala (Akira Kurosawa)
6. Love and Death (Woody Allen)
7. The Beast (Walerian Borowczyk)
8. The Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky)
9. Fear of Fear (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
10. Fox and His Friends (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
11. The Man Who Would Be King (John Huston)
12. Shampoo (Hal Ashby)
13. Night Moves (Arthur Penn)
14. The Passenger (Michelangelo Antonioni)
15. Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir)
16. Salo (Pier Paolo Pasolini)
17. Overlord (Stuart Cooper)
18. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones)
19. Hester Street (Joan Micklin Silver)
20. Farewell, My Lovely (Dick Richards)
21. Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)

Also seen:
22. The Story of Adele H. (Francois Truffaut)
23. Numero deux (Jean-Luc Godard)
24. Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight (Robert Downey, Sr.)
25. Jaws (Steven Spielberg)
26. Xala (Ousmane Sembene)
27. Deep Red (Dario Argento)
28. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Milos Forman)
29. Grey Gardens (Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer)
30. Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director (Kaneto Shindo)

1974


Favorites:
1. Edvard Munch (Peter Watkins)
2. The Godfather Part II (Francis Ford Coppola)
3. Lancelot of the Lake (Robert Bresson)
4. A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes)
5. The Phantom of Liberty (Luis Bunuel)
6. Celine and Julie Go Boating (Jacques Rivette)
7. Les hautes solitudes (Philippe Garrel)
8. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Tobe Hooper)
9. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Werner Herzog)
10. Chinatown (Roman Polanski)
11. California Split (Robert Altman)
12. Thieves Like Us (Robert Altman)
13. The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola)
14. The Sugarland Express (Steven Spielberg)
15. Effi Briest (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
16. The Front Page (Billy Wilder)
17. Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974 (Kazuo Hara)
18. Alice in the Cities (Wim Wenders)
19. Hearts and Minds (Peter Davis)
20. Cartesius (Roberto Rossellini)
21. Lacombe, Lucien (Louis Malle)
22. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
23. F For Fake (Orson Welles)
24. The Traveler (Abbas Kiarostami)

Also seen:
25. The Parallax View (Alan J. Pakula)
26. Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks)
27. Italianamerican (Martin Scorsese)
28. Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (Martin Scorsese)
29. The Yakuza (Sydney Pollack)
30. Parade (Jacques Tati)
31. The Night Porter (Liliana Cavani)
32. Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks)
33. Sweet Movie (Dusan Makavejev)
34. Cockfighter (Monte Hellman)
35. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (Sam Peckinpah)
36. General Idi Amin Dada (Barbet Schroeder)
37. Death Wish (Michael Winner)

1973


Favorites:
1. The Spirit of the Beehive (Victor Erice)
2. Badlands (Terrence Malick)
3. Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese)
4. The Long Goodbye (Robert Altman)
5. The Exorcist (William Friedkin)
6. Paper Moon (Peter Bogdanovich)
7. The Mother and the Whore (Jean Eustache)
8. The Last Detail (Hal Ashby)
9. The Friends of Eddie Coyle (Peter Yates)
10. Scenes From a Marriage (Ingmar Bergman)
11. Sisters (Brian De Palma)
12. O Lucky Man! (Lindsay Anderson)
13. The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy)
14. Fantastic Planet (Rene Laloux)
15. We Can't Go Home Again (Nicholas Ray)
16. The Age of the Medici (Roberto Rossellini)
17. Amarcord (Federico Fellini)
18. Touki Bouki (Djibril Diop Mambety)
19. Don't Look Now (Nicolas Roeg)
20. The Holy Mountain (Alejandro Jodorowsky)
21. Sleeper (Woody Allen)

Also seen:
22. High Plains Drifter (Clint Eastwood)
23. Hot Pepper (Les Blank)
24. Wattstax (Mel Stuart)
25. Immoral Tales (Walerian Borowczyk)
26. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (Sam Peckinpah)
27. The Sting (George Roy Hill)
28. Battles Without Honor and Humanity (Kinji Fukasaku)
29. The Paper Chase (James Bridges)
30. Soylent Green (Richard Fleischer)
31. Serpico (Sidney Lumet)
32. Come on Children (Allan King)
33. American Graffiti (George Lucas)
34. Day for Night (Francois Truffaut)

1972


Favorites:
1. Blaise Pascal (Roberto Rossellini)
2. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola)
3. Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky)
4. Cries and Whispers (Ingmar Bergman)
5. Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (Jonas Mekas)
6. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
7. A Well-Spent Life (Les Blank)
8. Deliverance (John Boorman)
9. Frenzy (Alfred Hitchcock)
10. Fat City (John Huston)
11. Cabaret (Bob Fosse)
12. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Luis Bunuel)
13. Ludwig (Luchino Visconti)
14. What's Up, Doc? (Peter Bogdanovich)
15. Goodbye CP (Kazuo Hara)
16. Winter Soldier (Winterfilm collective)
17. Aguirre: The Wrath of God (Werner Herzog)
18. Hotel Monterey (Chantal Akerman)

Also seen:
19. Spend It All (Les Blank)
20. The King of Marvin Gardens (Bob Rafelson)
21. Across 110th Street (Barry Shear)
22. Images (Robert Altman)
23. Tout va bien (Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin)
24. Ulzana's Raid (Robert Aldrich)
25. The Candidate (Michael Ritchie)
26. Love in the Afternoon (Eric Rohmer)
27. Super Fly (Gordon Parks Jr.)
28. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* But Were Afraid to Ask (Woody Allen)
29. Last Tango in Paris (Bernardo Bertolucci)
30. Avanti! (Billy Wilder)
31. Play It Again, Sam (Herbert Ross)

1971



Favorites:
1. Out 1 (Jacques Rivette)
2. Death in Venice (Luchino Visconti)
3. McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman)
4. Minnie and Moskowitz (John Cassavetes)
5. Get Carter (Mike Hodges)
6. A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick)
7. Macbeth (Roman Polanski)
8. The French Connection (William Friedkin)
9. Two-Lane Blacktop (Monte Hellman)
10. Fata Morgana (Werner Herzog)
11. Two English Girls (Francois Truffaut)
12. Socrates (Roberto Rossellini)
13. The Merchant of Four Seasons (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
14. Walkabout (Nicolas Roeg)
15. Beware of a Holy Whore (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
16. And Now for Something Completely Different (Ian MacNaughton)
17. A New Leaf (Elaine May)
18. Quick Billy (Bruce Baillie)
19. Trafic (Jacques Tati)
20. Bananas (Woody Allen)
21. Bleak Moments (Mike Leigh)
22. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Mel Stuart)
23. Rio das Mortes (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
24. Pioneers in Ingolstadt (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
25. Klute (Alan J. Pakula)

Also seen:
26. Straw Dogs (Sam Peckinpah)
27. Sunday Bloody Sunday (John Schlesinger)
28. WR: Mysteries of the Organism (Dusan Makavejev)
29. Vanishing Point (Richard C. Sarafian)
30. Johnny Got His Gun (Dalton Trumbo)
31. The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich)
32. Mon Oncle Antoine (Claude Jutra)
33. Punishment Park (Peter Watkins)
34. The Murder of Fred Hampton (Howard Alk)
35. Such Good Friends (Otto Preminger)
36. Summer of '42 (Robert Mulligan)
37. Play Misty for Me (Clint Eastwood)
38. Seems Like Only Yesterday (Carroll Ballard)
39. A Bay of Blood (Mario Bava)
40. Land of Milk and Honey (Pierre Etaix)
41. The Panic in Needle Park (Jerry Schatzberg)
42. The Decameron (Pier Paolo Pasolini)
43. Carnal Knowledge (Mike Nichols)
44. Land of Silence and Darkness (Werner Herzog)
45. Duel (Steven Spielberg)
46. Murmur of the Heart (Louis Malle)
47. Dirty Harry (Don Siegel)
48. Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby)
49. The American West of John Ford (Denis Sanders)
50. A Safe Place (Henry Jaglom)
51. Drive, He Said (Jack Nicholson)