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Sunday, December 16, 2012

My Top 10 In 2012 Rep

1. The Belovs (1993, Victor Kossakovsky) — Some things just come at you out of nowhere. This is an hour-long documentary I saw at this year's True/False Film Festival — a documentary fest in Columbia, MO I hype up a lot. This is the kind of movie it's worth flying to discover: a near-perfect hour portrait of a Russian family unit in all its alcohol-self-corroding trainwreck fascination. It has some of the most wonderfully inexplicable yet somehow perfect scenes I've never witnessed the likes of before. Just look at this:

2. Wake In Fright (1971, Ted Kotcheff) — A comedy of bad male manners in the pitiless Outback. Every bit as good as it's been sold as since its re-entry into viewing range and two of the swiftest hours of my viewing year.

3. Yoyo (1965, Pierre Étaix) — Wrote a bit about this here. The cinephile gnashing of teeth on Twitter when Hurricane Sandy cut short the Pierre Étaix series at Film Forum was really something.

4. Blind Husbands (1919, Erich von Stroheim) — My favorite of the 4 von Stroheims I caught at Film Forum this summer (the others: Greed, The Merry Widow, Foolish Wives). A fabulously mean movie, with von Stroheim sending himself up as the shady European "man of sophistication" preying upon ignorant Americans. No one gets off the hook. Frames teem with details: at one point, chickens are just thrown out from shadows of building doorways where they were lurking, as if taunting viewers who think they've already processed the entire shot.

5. Ruggles Of Red Gap (1935, Leo McCarey) — An unexceptional scenario transformed by Charles Laughton, abetted by McCarey's feel for the improvisatory possibilities of every scene.

6. The Mirror (1975, Andrei Tarkovsky) — Tarkovsky's my biggest Autueurist/Gauntlet-Gets-Thrown-Down-Here blind spot: not one I'm proud of, but hard not to recall my viewings of Solaris and Stalker being especially tortuous (during the former, at age 16, I stopped, made and consumed an omelette very slowly to power through to the end). Hard to tell if The Mirror's just an anomalous pleasure in his corpus, not to mention how to factor in changes as a viewer concerning how much pleasure I can take out of Tarkovsky's wind-and-camera-move-at-just-barely-different-speeds effects (more), how much less the usual Russian bad spirits and self-tortured monologuing bothers me now (quite a bit, I think), and if reading Geoff Dyer's Zona shortly before (and seeing him introduce the screening, during which he begged viewers to get more pleasure by not attempting any kind of analysis while watching) made me more amenable. But The Mirror was downright lighthearted compared to the dourness of my previous Tarkovsky experiences; while there's an undeniably juxtapositional/intellectual-montage element to the film's essayistic plunge from one moment to another,  it's captivatingly goofy when Tarkovsky, without warning, stops for an old Spanish man to imitate bullfights, or to suddenly offer a montage of angry '50s Maoist Chinese in protest. Setpiece by setpiece it's dazzling: not just outdoors, but inside; the mother's walk through wartime printing offices is a stunning changing-light-and-rapid-tracking-shot exercise, one of many moments of endless resourcefulness in finding new ways to stun. This seems comparable to Sans Soleil or even more indulgent late-auteur efforts in its willingness to use the director's mind as the no-need-to-explain background for scenes which can be profitably analyzed (for the rest of my lifetime, presumably) later, and enjoyed in dazed what-was-that? pleasure in the moment.

7. Smile (1975, Michael Ritchie) — Manages to keep extracting mean-but-not-inaccurate laughs out of stultifying California Republican suburbia without falling into the trap of outright angry condemnation; the girls' xenophobic sabotage of Maria Gonzales (Maria O'Brien) is funny, not unsatisfying (Maria's assimilationist hard sell would warm the heart of any Tea Partier) and ugly all at once. The kids are no better than adults, trying to photograph the contestants naked and gracelessly smacking each other around like a particularly crass hybrid of The Bad News Bears and The Three Stooges. Poor Andy (Nicholas Pryor) can't even bitch at the drive-through without having his remarks overheard by the entire diner; no wonder he flees from an induction ceremony conducted by the town's own Lions Club, the Bears: grown men getting drunk in near KKK gear before forcing those who've turned 35 to kiss a dead chicken's ass. Comparisons to Altman are lazy: Ritchie cuts every scene  to the bone, often working in 30-second segments that always build to a punchline, fragmenting his comic universe. An angry film, as it should be.

8. Cousin Jules (1972, Dominique Benicheti) — Wrote this up here.

9. Police Story (1985, Jackie Chan) — I don't understand people who don't enjoy vintage Jackie Chan. I have no idea where Lincoln Center dug up this print (prints of Hong Kong movies are notoriously hard to come by), but I'm so happy they did.

10. 11 x 14 (1977, James Benning) — Wrote this up here.

Most helpful retro: Robert Bresson at Film Forum. Now, like the Pokemon, I've caught them all (the infamous early comedy aside).

Renewed appreciation: Videodrome, Hard Boiled, Mulholland Drive

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The view from Bushwick (Hurricane Sandy)

It's very boring/enervating in Bushwick right now. Watching (more accurately, hearing) Hurricane Sandy unfold was both visceral and abstract. Viscerally, it sounded like my poorly dry-walled walls were breathing and the wind was howling something horrible with violent intent. Abstractly, I was glued to Twitter plus three live-blogs of ongoing events mentally far away but physically rather close: generators exploding in Manhattan, fires in the Rockaways, et al. Proximity, in the form of suspense about subway transportation, made that inevitable.

I don't read or approve of a lot of contemporary fiction, but I'm a big admirer of Teju Cole's Open City, so it's been fun to watch him assume the role of contemporary race relations referee (his antenna's certainly acute enough, his outrage correctly apportioned from where I stand). Thus, co-signed, his Halloween-eve tweet:

Non-Americans—54 in Haiti, 11 in Cuba—are people too. MT: At least 39 people have died due to Hurricane Sandy.

A point the Guardian made in its Sunday live-blog of the storm, a context-correction reminding me "that Sandy didn't spontaneously form off the east coast and descend on the US" (thank you, sharp-tongued anonymous writer) but had, with much less fuss and bother, killed 54 people in Haiti. Nonetheless, coverage has been incredibly empathetic and focused on the very bad news for lower Manhattan, Staten Island, many parts of Queens, etc. We'll be hearing about people left to fend for themselves and FEMA failures for a good long time, as we should, but in sheer humanitarian terms it's more a story about the most devastating Manhattan disaster on digital record (iconography) than a Katrina-size event that'll fundamentally change the landscape and workings of the city.

I sat and observed the flooding of places other than where I live with amazement, detachment, and morbid, guilty curiosity about when I'd be allowed to resume my normal routine. Sunday/Monday I sat and heard my building threaten, futilely, to lapse into disaster. An electrical wire twitched ominously in the wind, drifting past but never striking my bedroom window, but that's all it did. I have a boring day job that's strictly telecommuter-ish, so I've done that every day this week. Tuesday I finished work at 7 and tried to go read in a bar at 8. No dice: the three on the small 6-block loop I use for a brief walk were beyond packed with relieved young people getting the hell out of the house. (Also, it was NBA opening night at the one bar with a TV.) I didn't even go in and eventually went to the closest domestic place where people I knew were hanging out, a non-difficult 20 minute walk each way. They'd been smoking pot and playing "Magic: The Gathering" for three days, which kept happening while I was there. The disputes over terminology and assigned powers were way beyond anything the Jesuits might have imagined, but I was just happy to be out of the house.

Last night I walked 40 minutes to Williamsburg. I wanted the quickest calorically-substantive food I could get, which meant stopping at Loco Burrito, a place I'd incuriously passed for years. It was, predictably, jam-packed with take-out punters and running on a delivery time-table schedule. A horrible woman called in while I waited for my totally unexceptional burrito. First she called to complain that the nachos she'd ordered weren't present. The woman at the register pulled up the receipt and told her (far more patiently than called for) that if she'd ordered nachos, that wasn't on the receipt. Then she said she could have the nachos anyway as a pick-up order. The woman signed off, then called back  two minutes later, now deeply irate about an alleged continued injustice: she was a regular customer who paid for extra cheese on her nachos but never got it. (All of this was picked up through the counter woman's responses, which were thoroughly synoptic.) This conversation went on for 10 minutes. All I could think was "you fucking people don't miss a beat, do you?"

All's well in much of Williamsburg and Bushwick, in other words. Horrible, petty, possibly lying people are screaming over the phone about the lack of extra cheese on their delivery nachos, weed delivery dudes are doing blockbuster business, people gather up their friends for impromptu walking-distance gatherings, excited chattering voices plot parties for an unscheduled week of work. (Unless you work in high-echelon or service jobs, the odds of having to go into Manhattan for work this week are slim.) The precise summary I hope to convey is that the two Brooklyn neighborhoods I've walked through  are experiencing no emergency: we're just impatiently wondering when subway service will be restored, aware but unresponsive to nearby disaster. (Someone should correct me if I'm wrong, but I've heard no reports of major disasters in those two areas.)

I don't want to particularly get into this, but Lindy West (brief primer: sprung to internet fame with this enjoyably apocalyptic response to Sex And The City 2, subsequently assimilated Jezebel blogger) pissed off my entire Twitter feed with this post. Basically half of this is the usual kind of internet fare, where italics and repeated vowels make for automatic comedy. Also there's a part where there's a joke about "Cupcake Wars," a show I've never heard of but I assume my desired response would be something like a) OMG SO EMBARRASSING b) WAIT I WATCH THIS OR SOMETHING LIKE THIS c) WE ARE ALL HUMAN BECAUSE BOUND BY CRAP d) THERE ARE NO GUILTY PLEASURES IF WATCHED BY SMART PEOPLE e) SO IN CONCLUSION THERE WAS THIS LARGER EVENT I DON'T UNDERSTAND AND PRETENDED TO FEEL BAD ABOUT BUT DIDN'T REALLY BECAUSE WHATEVER CABLE TELEVISION.

It's pretty standard blogger stuff (MY VOICE IS THEORETICALLY INSECURE BUT WE ALL ARE I AM CONFESSING MY FOIBLES LET US BASK IN OUR SHARED RECOGNITION OF SAME), although at one point West insinuates that Sandy's getting way more coverage than Katrina because it concerns more privileged white people than New Orleans. I can't even get into this, because I'm not equipped to conduct a study about media coverage, but I remember Katrina being covered pretty exhaustively. I think West just wasn't following the news as closely in 2005 (by "news" I mean "the internet," which transformed the storm into a social event of sorts; don't have time to argue this point comprehensively now). The point is "debatable," though my scare quotes are meant to indicate my skepticism on that point. That still doesn't explain why Lindy West thinks her weird feelings of guilt about not being involved enough, of not FEELING ENOUGH, are of interest or important.

I live here, in proximity to majorly problematic events that, if I can ignore my cabin fever for a while, are far more urgent than the petty complications bogging me down. E.g.: I don't have quite the distance West does, but I'm still geographically close and emotionally far from the worst fallout of the storm. But I really don't understand what difference feelings make in anything. There are [x] fluctuating number of people waiting futilely for FEMA, [x] fluctuating number without power, [x] fluctuating number waiting to find out if those reported-missing will be located dead or alive. This has nothing to do with empathy: it's nice (I guess) that someone has Feelings about Not Feeling Enough about the event, but there are concrete issues that can and must be addressed regardless of emotional investment. My personal responses have nothing to do with problem-solving, no more or less than someone 2,000 miles away. Nobody's do, or should.

I can't really understand in what way the storm is getting coverage elsewhere; I've been in contact with gchat friends, but that's not really going to tell me anything. Maybe America is getting this rammed down its throat, though I don't particularly recall people watching/reading the news who don't want to. New York (and the nation) must, very soon, apportion a budget which creates a new infrastructure for its rails (one better equipped to handle salt water floods etc.), or put up with this bullshit every year.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Album Top 10 lists

Albums

Added 6/3: Miles Davis, In A Silent Way (#7, 1969); Leon Thomas, Blues And The Soulful Truth (#10, 1972), Steely Dan, Can't Buy A Thrill (#11, ditto); Shuggie Otis, Inspiration Information (#5, 1974); Madness, One Step Beyond... (#9, 1979); R.E.M., Green (#4, 1988); Superchunk, Foolish (1993, #9); Stereolab, Emperor Tomato Ketchup (#12, 1996); 2013: some stuff, nothing special

1963
1. Bob Dylan, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

1965
1. John Fahey, The Transfiguration Of Blind Joe Death
2. Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home

1966

1. The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds
2. Bob Dylan, Blonde on Blonde
3. The Rolling Stones, Aftermath
4. France Gall, Les Sucettes
5. France Gall, Baby Pop

1967
1. The Beatles, Magical Mystery Tour
2. Love, Forever Changes
3. Nico, Chelsea Girl
4. The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
5. The Left Banke, Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina
6. The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground & Nico
7. Claudine Longet, The Look Of Love

1968
1. The Kinks, The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
2. Johnny Cash, At Folsom Prison
3. The Velvet Underground, White Light/White Heat
4. The Rolling Stones, Beggars Banquet
4. Os Mutantes, Os Mutantes
5. The Beatles, The White Album
6. Margo Guryan, Take A Picture
7. Harry Nilsson, Aerial Ballet
8. Walter Carlos, Switched-On Bach

1969
1. The Beatles, Abbey Road
2. Nick Drake, Five Leaves Left
3. The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground
4. Harry Nilsson, Harry
5. Dusty Springfield, Dusty In Memphis
6. The Kinks, Arthur (Or The Decline and Fall of the British Empire)
7. Miles Davis, In A Silent Way
8. Skip Spence, Oar

1970
1. Nick Drake, Bryter Layter
2. John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band
3. The Beach Boys, Sunflower
4. The Delfonics, The Delfonics
5. The Velvet Underground, Loaded
6. The Kinks, Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One
7. John Cale, Vintage Violence
8. Syd Barrett, The Madcap Laughs

1971
1. David Bowie, Hunky Dory
2. Elton John, Tumbleweed Connection
3. Harry Nilsson, Nilsson Schmilsson
4. Badfinger, Straight Up
5. Serge Gainsbourg, Histoire de Melody Nelson
6. Sly & The Family Stone, There's A Riot Goin' On
7. Marvin Gaye, What's Going On
8. Sparks, Halfnelson
9. John Lennon, Imagine
10. Michel Polnareff, Polnareff's
11. Can, Tago Mago

1972
1. David Bowie, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
2. Lou Reed, Transformer
3. David Ackles, American Gothic
4. The Rolling Stones, Exile On Main St.
5. Nick Drake, Pink Moon
6. Stevie Wonder, Talking Book
7. Randy Newman, Sail Away
8. Harry Nilsson, Son of Schmilsson
9. Alice Coltrane, Lord of Lords
10. Leon Thomas, Blues And The Soulful Truth
11. Steely Dan, Can't Buy A Thrill

1973
1. Brian Eno, Here Come The Warm Jets
2. John Cale, Paris 1919
3. The Who, Quadrophenia
4. David Bowie, Aladdin Sane
5. The O'Jays, Ship Ahoy
6. Neu, Neu! 2

1974
1. Big Star, Radio City
2. Randy Newman, Good Old Boys
3. Sparks, Kimono My House
4. Stevie Wonder, Fulfillingness' First Finale
5. Shuggie Otis, Inspiration Information 
6. Cluster, Zuckerzeit
7. Richard and Linda Thompson, I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight

1975
1. David Bowie, Young Americans
2. Harry Nilsson, Duet On Mon Dei

1976
1. ABBA, Arrival
2. David Bowie, Station To Station

1977
1. Television, Marquee Moon
2. Wire, Pink Flag
3. Iggy Pop, Lust For Life
4. David Bowie, Low
5. Dennis Wilson, Pacific Ocean Blue
6. Elvis Costello, My Aim Is True
7. Fleetwood Mac, Rumours
8. Cluster & Eno, Cluster & Eno

1978
1. Big Star, Third/Sister Lovers
2. Warren Zevon, Excitable Boy
3. Kraftwerk, The Man-Machine
4. Talking Heads, More Songs About Buildings And Food
5. Elvis Costello, This Year's Model
6. Wire, Chairs Missing
7. X-Ray Spex, Germ Free Adolescents
8. Buzzcocks, Love Bites
9. XTC, White Music

1979
1. The Clash, London Calling
2. Talking Heads, Fear Of Music
3. Roberto Cacciapaglia, The Ann Steel Album
4. Shoes, Present Tense
5. The Undertones, The Undertones
6. The Slits, Cut
7. Yellow Magic Orchestra, Solid State Survivor
8. Sparks, No. 1 In Heaven
9. Madness, One Step Beyond...
10. XTC, Drums And Wires
11. Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Armed Forces   
12. The Damned, Machine Gun Etiquette
13. Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures

1980
1. Young Marble Giants, Colossal Youth
2. The Soft Boys, Underwater Moonlight
3. Squeeze, Argybargy
4. The Sound, Jeopardy
5. Paul McCartney, McCartney II
6. XTC, Black Sea
7. Electric Light Orchestra et al., Xanadu [soundtrack]
8. The Jam, Sound Affects
9. Dexys Midnight Runners, Searching For The Young Soul Rebels
10. Joy Division, Control
11. Rema-Rema, Wheel In The Roses

1981

1. The Human League, Dare!
2. Mission of Burma, Signals, Calls and Marches
3. The Replacements, Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash
4. Squeeze, East Side Story
5. Girls At Our Best!, Pleasure
6. Kraftwerk, Computer World
7. Wipers, Youth Of America
8. The Sound, From The Lions Mouth

1982
1. Michael Jackson, Thriller
2. Wendy Carlos, Tron [soundtrack]
3. Orange Juice, You Can't Hide Your Love Forever
4. Hall & Oates, H2O
5. Mission of Burma, Vs.

1983
1. Aztec Camera, High Land, Hard Rain
2. Billy Bragg, Life's A Riot With Spy vs. Spy EP
3. R.E.M., Murmur
4. Dolly Mixture, Demonstration Tapes
5. Echo & The Bunnymen, Porcupine

1984
1. Billy Bragg, Brewing Up With Billy Bragg
2. Echo & The Bunnymen, Ocean Rain
3. The Replacements, Let It Be
4. R.E.M., Reckoning
5. Ed Askew, Imperfiction
6. This Mortal Coil, It'll End In Tears
7. Cocteau Twins, Treasure
8. The Vels, Velocity

1985
1. Prefab Sprout, Steve McQueen
2. R.E.M., Fables of the Reconstruction
3. The Replacements, Tim
4. Tears For Fears, Songs From The Big Chair
5. Half Man Half Biscuit, Back In The DHSS
6. Oingo Boingo, Dead Man's Party

1986
1. XTC, Skylarking
2. R.E.M., Lifes Rich Pageant
3. Felt, Forever Breathes The Lonely Word

1987
1. The Smiths, Strangeways, Here We Come
2. Aztec Camera, Love
3. Pet Shop Boys, Actually
4. R.E.M., Document
5. The Jesus And Mary Chain, Darklands

1988
1. The Posies, Failure
2. Momus, Tender Pervert
3. Pixies, Surfer Rosa
4. R.E.M., Green
5. Kino, Gruppa Krovi

1989
1. The Only Ones, The Peel Sessions
2. The Stone Roses, The Stone Roses
3. New Order, Technique
4. The Lilac Time, Paradise Circus
5. The Lightning Seeds, Cloudcuckooland
6. The Jesus Lizard, Pure EP
7. Galaxie 500, On Fire
8. The Vulgar Boatmen, You And Your Sister
9. Momus, Don't Stop The Night
10. Pixies, Doolittle

1990
1. Jellyfish, Bellybutton
2. Ride, Nowhere
3. The Lilac Time, & Love For All
4. Angelo Badalamenti, Twin Peaks [soundtrack]
5. The Jesus Lizard, Head
6. The Lightning Seeds, Cloudcuckooland
7. Brand Nubian, One For All
8. Codeine, Frigid Stars LP

1991
1. Primal Scream, Screamadelica
2. Massive Attack, Blue Lines
3. Teenage Fanclub, Bandwagonesque
4. The Jesus Lizard, Goat
5. Gang Starr, Step In The Arena
6. My Bloody Valentine, Loveless
7. The Wishing Stones, Wildwood
8. Throwing Muses, The Real Ramona
9. Nirvana, Nevermind
10. Talk Talk, Laughing Stock

1992
1. Pavement, Slanted And Enchanted
2. Ice Cube, The Predator
3. Heavenly, Le Jardin De...
4. Sonic Youth, Dirty

1993
1. Jellyfish, Spilt Milk
2. Snoop Doggy Dogg, Doggystyle
3. Pet Shop Boys, Very
4. The Divine Comedy, Liberation
5. Archers of Loaf, Icky Mettle
6. Blur, Modern Life Is Rubbish
7. Tindersticks, Tindersticks
8. Slowdive, Souvlaki
9. Superchunk, Foolish

1994
1. Beck, Mellow Gold
2. Oasis, Definitely Maybe
3. Elliott Smith, Roman Candle
4. Pavement, Crooked Rain Crooked Rain
5. Built To Spill, Keep It Like A Secret
6. Sebadoh, Bakesale
7. The Divine Comedy, Promenade
8. Blur, Parklife
9. Saint Etienne, Tiger Bay
10. The Notorious B.I.G., Ready To Die
11. Weezer, The Blue Album
12. Radiohead, My Iron Lung EP
13. Portishead, Dummy
14. Nas, Illmatic
15. The Grays, Ro Sham Bo
16. Cardinal, Cardinal
17. Jawbox, For Your Own Special Sweetheart

1995
1. The Flaming Lips, Clouds Taste Metallic
2. Oasis, (What's The Story) Morning Glory?
3. Radiohead, The Bends
4. Pavement, Wowee Zowee
5. Elliott Smith, Elliott Smith
6. Mobb Deep, The Infamous
7. Tindersticks, Tindersticks [II]
8. Blur, The Great Escape
9. Pulp, Different Class
10. Guided By Voices, Alien Lanes
11. Railroad Jerk, One Track Mind

1996
1. Beck, Odelay!
2. Belle and Sebastian, Tigermilk
3. The Wrens, Secaucus
4. Belle and Sebastian, If You're Feeling Sinister
5. Weezer, Pinkerton
6. Aphex Twin, Richard D. James Album
7. DJ Shadow, Entroducing.....
8. Superdrag, Regretfully Yours
9. Alex Chilton, 1970
10. Heatmiser, Mic City Sons
11. Archers of Loaf, All The Nation's Airports
12. Stereolab, Emperor Tomato Ketchup

1997
1. Elliott Smith, either/or
2. Built To Spill, Perfect From Now On
3. The Dismemberment Plan, The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified
4. Radiohead, OK Computer
5. Blur, Blur
6. Pavement, Brighten The Corners
7. White Town, Women In Technology
8. Sleater-Kinney, Dig Me Out
9. Old 97's, Too Far To Care
10. Foo Fighters, The Colour And The Shape

1998
1. Elliott Smith, X/O
2. Beck, Mutations
3. Air, Moon Safari
4. Mercury Rev, Deserter's Songs
5. Saint Etienne, Good Humor
6. The Beta Band, The 3 E.P.'s
7. Spoon, A Series Of Sneaks
8. Boards Of Canada, Music Has The Right To Children
9. Philip Glass, Koyaanisqatsi [re-recording]
10. Refused, The Shape Of Punk To Come: A Chimerical Bombation In 12 Bursts
11. Pinback, Pinback

1999
1. The Flaming Lips, The Soft Bulletin
2. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, I See A Darkness
3. The Delgados, Peloton
4. Wilco, Summerteeth
5. The Dismemberment Plan, Emergency & I
6. Aimee Mann, Magnolia
7. Old 97's, Fight Songs
8. Beck, Midnite Vultures
9. The Wrens, Abbott 1135 EP
10. Black Tambourine, Black Tambourine
11. Travis, The Man Who
12. Sigur Rós, Ágætis Byrjun
13. Dillinger Escape Plan, Calculating Infinity
14. Fountains of Wayne, Utopia Parkway
15. The Magnetic Fields, 69 Love Songs

2000
1. The Delgados, The Great Eastern
2. Radiohead, Kid A
3. The White Stripes, De Stijl
4. Air, The Virgin Suicides
5. Elliott Smith, Figure 8
6. Grandaddy, The Sophtware Slump
7. Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP
8. Doves, Lost Souls
9. Eels, Daisies Of The Galaxy
10. Jets To Brazil, Four Cornered Night
11. Lambchop, Nixon
12. Pizzicato Five, The Fifth Release From MATADOR

2001
1. Daft Punk, Discovery
2. Spoon, Girls Can Tell
3. Air, 10,000 Hz Legend
4. The Strokes, Is This It?
5. Rufus Wainwright, Poses
6. Tosca Tango Orchestra, Waking Life
7. The White Stripes, White Blood Cells
8. Mercury Rev, All Is Dream
9. Radiohead, Amnesiac
10. Jay-Z, The Blueprint
11. Jon Brion, Meaningless
12. Cornelius, Point
13. The Beta Band, Hot Shots II
14. Creeper Lagoon, Take Back The Universe And Give Me Yesterday
15. David Byrne, Look Into The Eyeball

2002
1. Spoon, Kill The Moonlight
2. The Notwist, Neon Golden
3. Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
4. Doves, The Last Broadcast
5. The Delgados, Hate
6. Brendan Benson, Lapalco
7. The Streets, Original Pirate Material
8. Coldplay, A Rush Of Blood To The Head
9. Sparks, Lil' Beethoven
10. Saint Etienne, Finisterre
11. The Libertines, Up The Bracket
12. Radar Brothers, ...And The Surrounding Mountains
13. David Bowie, Heathen
14. Gogol Bordello, Multi Kontra Culti Vs. Irony
15. RJD2, Deadringer

2003
1. The Wrens, The Meadowlands
2. Grandaddy, Sumday
3. Fountains of Wayne, Welcome Interstate Managers
4. Belle and Sebastian, Dear Catastrophe Waitress
5. The Shins, Chutes Too Narrow
6. The Postal Service, Give Up
7. The White Stripes, Elephant
8. Blur, Think Tank
9. Bishop Allen, Charm School
10. Crooked Fingers, Red Devil Dawn
11. The Strokes, Room On Fire
12. The Dandy Warhols, Welcome To The Monkey House
13. The Cardigans, Long Gone Before Daylight
14. The Sleepy Jackson, Lovers
15. Metric, Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?
16. Rachel's, systems/layers
17. Aphex Twin, 26 Mixes For Cash
18. The Blood Brothers, ...Burn Piano Island Burn
19. Mull Historical Society, Us

2004
1. Air, Talkie Walkie
2. Kanye West, The College Dropout
3. Franz Ferdinand, Franz Ferdinand
4. Saturday Looks Good To Me, Every Night
5. Brian Wilson, Smile
6. Rufus Wainwright, Want Two
7. Mellow, Perfect Colors
8. Scissor Sisters, Scissor Sisters
9. The Fiery Furnaces, Blueberry Boat
10. The Walkmen, Bows + Arrows

2005
1. Andrew Bird, Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production Of Eggs
2. Kanye West, Late Registration
3. The National, Alligator
4. Franz Ferdinand, You Could Have It So Much Better
5. Stars, Set Yourself On Fire
6. M. Ward, Transistor Radio
7. Saint Etienne, Tales From Turnpike House
8. Josh Rouse, Nashville
9. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Broom
10. Elbow, Leaders Of The Free World
11. Brendan Benson, The Alternative To Love
12. Venetian Snares, Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett
13. Tapes 'N Tapes, The Loon

2006
1. Clipse, Hell Hath No Fury
2. Neko Case, Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
3. The Strokes, First Impressions Of Earth
4. Voxtrot, Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives EP/Your Biggest Fan CD-S
5. Junior Boys, So This Is Goodbye
6. Mordant Music, Dead Air
7. Bishop Allen, The EP Project
8. The Divine Comedy, Victory For The Comic Muse
9. Rhymefest, Blue Collar
10. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, The Letting Go
11. The Fiery Furnaces, Bitter Tea

2007
1. The National, Boxer
2. Wilco, Sky Blue Sky
3. Spoon, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
4. Emma Pollock, Watch The Fireworks
5. Fountains of Wayne, Traffic And Weather
6. Menomena, Friend And Foe
7. Rufus Wainwright, Release The Stars
8. The Good, The Bad & The Queen, The Good, The Bad & The Queen
9. Justice,
10. 1990s, Cookies

2008
1. The Walkmen, You & Me
2. Beach House, Devotion
3. Department of Eagles, In Ear Park
4. Vampire Weekend, Vampire Weekend
5. Portishead, Third
6. Neon Neon, Stainless Style
7. Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III
8. TV On The Radio, Dear Science
9. Sparks, Exotic Creatures of the Deep
10. The Dø, A Mouthful

2009
1. The xx, xx
2. White Rabbits, It's Frightening
3. Phoenix, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
4. jj, jj n° 2

5. Andrew Bird, Noble Beast
6. Neko Case, Middle Cyclone
7. Julian Casablancas, Phrazes For The Young
8. The Rural Alberta Advantage, Hometowns
9. Cymbals Eat Guitars, Why There Are Mountains
10. Wilco, Wilco (The Album)

2010
1. The National, High Violet
2. Spoon, Transference
3. Vampire Weekend, Contra
4. Teenage Fanclub, Shadows
5. Das Racist, Sit Down, Man
6. Robyn, Body Talk Pt. 1
7. Twin Shadow, Forget
8. The Thermals, Personal Life
9. Daft Punk, Tron: Legacy [soundtrack]
10. Regina, Puutarhatrilogia
11. Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
12. The Walkmen, Lisbon

2011
1. Jay-Z and Kanye West, Watch The Throne
2. Eleanor Friedberger, Last Summer
3. YACHT, Shangri-La
4. Serenades, Criminal Heaven
5. Balam Acab, Wander/Wonder
6. Fountains of Wayne, Sky Full of Holes
7. The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Belong
8. TV On The Radio, Nine Types of Light
9. John Maus, We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves
10. Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto
11. Skurken, Gilsbakki
12. Dum Dum Girls, Only In Dreams
13. North Highlands, North Highlands
14. Matias Aguayo, I Don't Smoke EP

2012
1. Sleigh Bells, Reign of Terror
2. Saint Etienne, Music And Words By Saint Etienne
3. Jack White, Blunderbuss
4. Menomena, Moms
5. Divine Fits, A Thing Called Divine Fits
6. Whitey, Lost Summer
7. Virtual Boy, Virtual Boy
8. Air, Le Voyage Dans Le Lune
9. Hospitality, Hospitality

10. Daphni, Jiaolong
11. Teen Daze, All Of Us, Together

2013
1. Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
2. Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires Of The City
3. David Bowie, The Next Day
4. Radar Bros., Eight
5. My Bloody Valentine, m b v
6. Phoenix, Bankrupt!
7. Woodkid, The Golden Age

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Top 10s of the World Cinema

Here's in-progress lists of top 10s for all the years of cinema. They're not really 10s, obviously. The Alsos are ranked in preferential order. New additions in blue. (Will be moved to a proper website eventually.)
Recently added (2/6):
1962 - ILYICH'S GATE, ADIEU PHILIPPINE (HM)
1972 - LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON (#9) 1976 - TAXI DRIVER (#6) 1977 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, SOLDIER OF ORANGE (HM) 1983 - THE FOURTH MAN (#6)
1985 - MISHIMA: A LIFE IN FOUR CHAPTERS (HM)
1987 - LANDSCAPE (FOR MANON) (shorts)
1992 - BASIC INSTINCT (HM)
1998 - FROM THE NOTEBOOK OF... (HM)
2000 - PLATFORM (#10), YOU CAN COUNT ON ME (HM), TIME AND TIDE (shorts)
2001 - LOOKING AT THE SEA (shorts)
2011 - THE WISE KIDS (HM)
2015 - COPYCAT (shorts)
2016 - +5
2017 - first configuration


1919
1. BLIND HUSBANDS (Erich Von Stroheim)
1920
1. THE SCARECROW (Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton)

1921
1. NEVER WEAKEN (Fred C. Newmayer)

Shorts: THE IDLE CLASS (Charles Chaplin)

1924
1. GREED (Erich von Stroheim)
2. GIRL SHY (Fred C. Newmayer, Sam Taylor)
3. THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (Raoul Walsh)

1925
1. THE SONG OF HOME (Kenji Mizoguchi)

1927
1. BERLIN: SYMPHONY OF A GREAT CITY (Walter Ruttmann)
2. COLLEGE (James W. Horne, Buster Keaton)

3. METROPOLIS (Fritz Lang)
4. SUNRISE (F.W. Murnau)
5. THE KID BROTHER (Ted Wilde, J.A. Howe)
6. TRAGEDY OF THE STREET (Bruno Rahn)
7. THE END OF ST. PETERSBURG (Vsevoslad Pudovkin, Mikhail Doller)
8. WINGS (William A. Wellmann)

1928
1. THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC (Carl Dreyer)
2. THE CAMERAMAN (Edward Sedgwick, Buster Keaton)
3. STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. (Charles Reisner)
4. SPEEDY (Ted Lloyd)
5. DOCKS OF NEW YORK (Josef von Sternberg)
6. THE CIRCUS (Charles Chaplin)
7. THE ITALIAN STRAW HAT (Rene Clair)
Shorts:

1929
1. APPLAUSE (Rouben Mamoulian)
2. BLACKMAIL (Alfred Hitchcock) [silent version]

1930
1. HOMETOWN (Kenji Mizoguchi)
2. THE BLUE ANGEL (Josef von Sternberg)
3. HELL'S ANGELS (Howard Hughes)
4. CITY GIRL (F.W. Murnau)
5. WESTFRONT 1918 (G.W. Pabst)
Shorts: GOING PLACES (Murray Roth)

1931
1. PLATINUM BLONDE (Frank Capra)
2. STRICTLY DISHONORABLE (John M. Stahl)
3. FRANKENSTEIN (James Whale)
4. A NOUS LA LIBERTE (Rene Clair)
5. GIRLS OF LEISURE (George Cukor)
6. SEED (John. M. Stahl)
7. MONKEY BUSINESS (Norman Z. McLeod)
8. THE PUBLIC ENEMY (William A. Wellman)
9. THE CRIMINAL CODE (Howard Hawks)

1932
1. SHANGHAI EXPRESS (Josef von Sternberg)
2. LOVE ME TONIGHT (Rouben Mamoulian)
3. I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG (Mervyn LeRoy)
4. A BLONDE DREAM (Paul Martin)
5. RED DUST (Victor Fleming)
6. IVAN (Alexander Dovzhenko)
7. AIR MAIL (John Ford)
8. BY WHOSE HAND? (Ben Stoloff)
9. SINNERS IN THE SUN (Alexander Hall)
10. VIRTUE (Edward Buzzell)
AlsoSCARFACE (Howard Hawks), HORSE FEATHERS (Norman Z. McLeod). TROUBLE IN PARADISE (Ernst Lubitsch), BLESSED EVENT (Roy Del Ruth)
Shorts: KOLORATUREN (Oskar Fischinger)

1933
1. DUCK SOUP (Leo McCarey)
2. ZOO IN BUDAPEST (Rowland V. Lee)
3. FOOTLIGHT PARADE (Lloyd Bacon)
4. ONLY YESTERDAY (John M. Stahl)
5.BOMBSHELL (Victor Fleming)
6. PRISONER 13 (Fernando de Fuentes)
7. ZERO FOR CONDUCT (Jean Vigo)
8. PASSING FANCY (Yasujiro Ozu)
9. THE INVISIBLE MAN (James Whale)
10. KING KONG (Ernest B. Schoedsack, Merian C. Cooper)
Also: I AM SUZANNE! (Rowland V. Lee), WILD BOYS OF THE ROAD (William A. Wellman), OUTSKIRTS (Boris Barnet)

1934
1. THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY (William Beaudine)
2. THE SCARLET EMPRESS (Josef von Sternberg)
3. MY BUDDY MENDOZA (Fernando de Fuentes)
4. ONE MORE RIVER (James Whale)
5. IT'S A GIFT (Norman Z. McLeod)
6. THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (Alfred Hitchcock)
7. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (Frank Capra)
8. BULLDOG DRUMMOND STRIKES BACK (Roy Del Ruth)
9. THE THIN MAN (W.S. Van Dyke)
10. L'ATALANTE (Jean Vigo)
Also: TWENTIETH CENTURY (Howard Hawks)
Shorts: MURATTI GRAFT EIN (Oskar Fischinger)

1935
1. RUGGLES OF RED GAP (Leo McCarey)
2. THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (James Whale)
3. TOP HAT (Mark Sandrich)
4. THE MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE (Clyde Bruckman)
5. THE DEVIL IS A WOMAN (Josef von Sternberg)
6. THE DOWNFALL OF OSEN (Kenji Mizoguchi)
7. WIFE! BE LIKE A ROSE! (Mikio Naruse)
8. AN INN IN TOKYO (Yasujiro Ozu)
9. THE GOOD FAIRY (William Wyler)
10. THE SCOUNDREL (Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Lee Garmes)
Also: THE 39 STEPS (Alfred Hitchcock), THE WHOLE TOWN'S TALKING (John Ford)
Shorts: KOMPOSITION IN BLAU (Oskar Fischinger)

1936
1. MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN (Frank Capra)
2. THE CRIME OF MONSIEUR LANGE (Jean Renoir)
3. SABOTAGE (Alfred Hitchcock)
4. SISTERS OF THE GION (Kenji Mizoguchi)
5. THE THIRTEEN (Mikhail Romm)
6. THE ONLY SON (Yasujiro Ozu)
7. COME AND GET IT (Howard Hawks, William Wyler)
8. MY MAN GODFREY (Gregory La Cava)
9. OSAKA ELEGY (Kenji Mizoguchi)

1937
1. YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE (Fritz Lang)
2. PEPE LE MOKO (Julien Duvivier)
3. STAGE DOOR (Gregory La Cava)
4. THE AWFUL TRUTH (Leo McCarey)

1938
1. THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (Michael Curtiz)
2. THE LADY VANISHES (Alfred Hitchcock)
3. QUADRILLE (Sacha Guitry)
4. CAREFREE (Mark Sandrich)
5. FIVE SCOUTS (Tomotaka Tasaka)
6. HOLIDAY (George Cukor)
7. PORT OF SHADOWS (Marcel Carne)
Shorts: COTILLION (Joseph Cornell)

1939
1. LOVE AFFAIR (Leo McCarey)
2. THE RULES OF THE GAME (Jean Renoir)
3. DESTRY RIDES AGAIN (George Marshall)
4. STAGECOACH (John Ford)
5. ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS (Howard Hawks)
6. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (Frank Capra)
7. THE ROARING TWENTIES (Raoul Walsh)
8. THE STORY OF THE LAST CHRYSANTHEMUMS (Kenji Mizoguchi)
9. THE WIZARD OF OZ (Victor Fleming, George Cukor)
10. NINOTCHKA (Ernst Lubitsch)

1940
1. HIS GIRL FRIDAY (Howard Hawks)
2. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (George Cukor)
3. FANTASIA (James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Ford Beebe, Norm Ferguson, Jim Handley, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Ben Sharpsteen)
4. THE GREAT MCGINTY (Preston Sturges)
5. REMEMBER THE NIGHT (Mitchell Leisen)
6. TRAIL OF THE VIGILANTES (Allan Dwan)
7. STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR (Boris Ingster)
8. FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (Alfred Hitchcock)
9. THE GREAT DICTATOR (Charles Chaplin)
Shorts: JACK'S DREAM (Joseph Cornell), CAROUSEL - ANIMAL OPERA (Joseph Cornell)

1941
1. THE MALTESE FALCON (John Huston)
2. NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK(Edward F. Cline)
3. BALL OF FIRE (Howard Hawks)
4. CITIZEN KANE (Orson Welles)
5. MR. & MRS. SMITH (Alfred Hitchcock)
6. SUSPICION (Alfred Hitchcock)
7. MEET JOHN DOE (Frank Capra)
8. REMORQUES (Jean Gremillon)

1942
1. THE PALM BEACH STORY (Preston Sturges)
2. OSSESSIONE (Luchino Visconti)
3. CASABLANCA (Michael Curtiz)
4. WOMAN OF THE YEAR (George Stevens)
5. SABOTEUR (Alfred Hitchcock)
6. THE MURDERER LIVES AT NUMBER 21 (Henri-Georges Clouzot)
7. THERE WAS A FATHER (Yasujiro Ozu)
>8. CAT PEOPLE (Jacques Tourneur)

1943
1. DAY OF WRATH (Carl Dreyer)
2. THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger)
3. THE GANG'S ALL HERE (Busby Berkeley)
4. ACTION IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC (Lloyd Bacon)
5. SOMEONE TO REMEMBER (Robert Siodmak)
6. HEAVEN CAN WAIT (Ernst Lubitsch)
7. HOLY MATRIMONY (John M. Stahl)
8. SHADOW OF A DOUBT (Alfred Hitchcock)

1944
1. LAURA (Otto Preminger)
2. THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK (Preston Sturges)
3. DOUBLE INDEMNITY (Billy Wilder)
4. THE SUSPECT (Robert Siodmak)
5. PHANTOM LADY (Robert Siodmak)
6. THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW (Fritz Lang)
7. MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (Vincente Minnelli)

1945
1. CHILDREN OF PARADISE (Marcel Carne)
2. OPEN CITY (Roberto Rossellini)
3. BRIEF ENCOUNTER (David Lean)
4. WANDERING WITH THE MOON (Hasse Ekman)
5. THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (Albert Lewin)
6. IVAN THE TERRIBLE, PART ONE (Sergei Eisenstein)
7. DEAD OF NIGHT (Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer

1946
1. NOTORIOUS (Alfred Hitchcock)
2. A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger)
3. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (Frank Capra)
4. MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (John Ford)
5. CLUNY BROWN (Ernst Lubitsch)
6. THE DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID (Jean Renoir)
7. THE KILLERS (Robert Siodmak)
8. GREAT EXPECTATIONS (David Lean)
9. SHOESHINE (Vittorio De Sica)
10. DESIRE (Roberto Rossellini, Marcello Pagliero)
Also: MYSTERIOUS INTRUDER (William Castle)

1947
1. DAISY KENYON (Otto Preminger)
2. OUT OF THE PAST (Jacques Tourneur)
3. QUAI DES ORFEVRES (Henri-Georges Clouzot)
4. THEY MADE ME A FUGITIVE (Alberto Cavalcanti)
5. BRIGHTON ROCK (John Boulting)
6. MONSIEUR VERDOUX (Charles Chaplin)
7. RECORD OF A TENEMENT GENTLEMAN (Yasujiro Ozu)
8. CROSSFIRE (Edward Dmytryk)
9. BLACK NARCISSUS (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger)
Shorts: PEOPLE OF THE PO VALLEY (Michelangelo Antonioni)

1948
1. A FOREIGN AFFAIR (Billy Wilder)
2. THE BICYCLE THIEF (Vittorio De Sica)
3. THE NAKED CITY (Jules Dassin)
4. OLIVER TWIST (David Lean)
5. THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI (Orson Welles)
6. BERLIN EXPRESS (Jacques Tourneur)
7. THE FALLEN IDOL (Carol Reed)
8. RED RIVER (Howard Hawks)
9. THE PIRATE (Vincente Minnelli)
10. YELLOW SKY (William Wellman)
AlsoA SONG IS BORN (Howard Hawks), KEY LARGO (John Huston), RAW DEAL (Anthony Mann), THE RED SHOES (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger), THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (John Huston)
Shorts: N.U. (Michelangelo Antonioni)

1949
1. THE THIRD MAN (Carol Reed)
2. THIEVES' HIGHWAY (Jules Dassin)
3. THE RECKLESS MOMENT (Max Ophuls)
4. THEY LIVE BY NIGHT (Nicholas Ray)
5. I WAS A MALE WAR BRIDE (Howard Hawks)
6. ON THE TOWN (Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly)
7. ADAM'S RIB (George Cukor)
8. THE PASSIONATE FRIENDS (David Lean)
9. GUN CRAZY (Joseph H. Lewis)
10. WHITE HEAT (Raoul Walsh)
Also: HARDLY A CRIMINAL (Hugo Fregonese)
Shorts: LIES OF LOVE (Michelangelo Antonioni)

1950
1. THE ASPHALT JUNGLE (John Huston)
2. FATHER OF THE BRIDE (Vincente Minnelli)
3. MADELEINE (David Lean)
4. WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS (Otto Preminger)
5. THE FLOWERS OF ST. FRANCIS (Roberto Rossellini)
6. ALL ABOUT EVE (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
7. VARIETY LIGHTS (Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada)
8. WAGON MASTER (John Ford)
9. LOS OLVIDADOS (Luis Bunuel)
10. IN A LONELY PLACE (Nicholas Ray)
Also: BORN TO BE BAD (Nicholas Ray), GIRL WITH HYACINTHS (Hasse Ekman)
Shorts: TROUBLE INDEMNITY (Pete Burness, John Hubley)

1951
1. ACE IN THE HOLE (Billy Wilder)
2. MIRACLE IN MILAN (Vittorio de Sica)
3. BELLISSIMA (Luchino Visconti)
4. THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD ("Christian Nyby")
5. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (Vincente Minnelli)
6. THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (Robert Wise)
7. LA POISON (Sacha Guitry)
8. CARMEN COMES HOME (Keisuke Kinoshita)
9. M (Joseph Losey)
10. MISS OYU (Kenji Mizoguchi)

1952
1. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly)
2. THE LUSTY MEN (Nicholas Ray)
3. ON DANGEROUS GROUND (Nicholas Ray)
4. THE MARRYING KIND (George Cukor)
5. MY SON JOHN (Leo McCarey)
6. THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (Vincente Minnelli)
7. HIGH NOON (Fred Zinnemann)
8. MONKEY BUSINESS (Howard Hawks)

1953
1. MADAME DE... (Max Ophuls)
2. EL (Luis Buñuel)
3. PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET (Samuel Fuller)
4. THE BLACK VAMPIRE (Román Viñoly Barreto)
5. THE 5,000 FINGERS OF DR. T (Roy Rowland)
6. TOKYO STORY (Yasujiro Ozu)
7. VOYAGE IN ITALY (Roberto Rossellini)
8. THE WAGES OF FEAR (Henri-Georges Clouzot)
9. THE ACTRESS (George Cukor)
10. ALL I DESIRE (Douglas Sirk)

1954
1. DIABOLIQUE (Henri-Georges Clouzot)
2. SEVEN SAMURAI (Akira Kurosawa)
3. HUMAN DESIRE (Fritz Lang)
4. TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI (Jacques Becker)
5. HOBSON'S CHOICE (David Lean)
6. RIOT IN CELL BLOCK 11 (Don Siegel)
7. THE MAGGIE (Alexander Mackendrick)
8. 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (Richard Fleischer)
9. SANSHO THE BAILIFF (Kenji Mizoguchi)
10. JOHNNY GUITAR (Nicholas Ray)
AlsoON THE WATERFRONT (Elia Kazan), REAR WINDOW (Alfred Hitchcock), MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION (Douglas Sirk), PRIVATE HELL 36 (Don Siegel)
Shorts: DESISTFILM (Stan Brakhage)

1955
1. KISS ME DEADLY (Robert Aldrich)
2. RIFIFI (Jules Dassin)
3. ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS (Douglas Sirk)
4. PATHER PANCHALI (Satyaji Ray)
5. SUMMERTIME (David Lean)
6. REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (Nicholas Ray)
7. CAPTAIN LIGHTFOOT (Douglas Sirk)
8. THE GIRL IN THE RED VELVET SWING (Richard Fleischer)
Shorts: NIGHT AND FOG (Alain Resnais)

1956
1. A MAN ESCAPED (Robert Bresson)
2. WRITTEN ON THE WIND (Douglas Sirk)
3. THE KILLING (Stanley Kubrick)
4. THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (Alfred Hitchcock)
5. THERE'S ALWAYS TOMORROW (Douglas Sirk)
6. THE SEARCHERS (John Ford)
7. STREET OF SHAME (Kenji Mizoguchi)
8. WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS (Fritz Lang)
9. FOUR BAGS FULL (Claude Autant-Lara)
10. SPRINGTIME ON ZARECHNAIA STREET (Marlen Khutsiez)
Also: HOT BLOOD (Nicholas Ray), BABY DOLL (Elia Kazan), BIGGER THAN LIFE (Nicholas Ray), GIANT (George Stevens), JUBAL (Delmer Daves)
Shorts: THE RED BALLOON (Albert Lamorisse)

1957
1. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (David Lean)
2. WILD STRAWBERRIES (Ingmar Bergman)
3. THE SEVENTH SEAL (Ingmar Bergman)
4. WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER? (Frank Tashlin)
5. FORTY GUNS (Samuel Fuller)
6. SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (Alexander Mackendrick)
7. THE TALL T (Budd Boetticher)
8. 3:10 TO YUMA (Delmer Daves)
9. A FACE IN THE CROWD (Elia Kazan)
10. MEN IN WAR (Anthony Mann)
Also: ON THE BOWERY (Lionel Rogosin)

1958
1. SOME CAME RUNNING (Vincente Minnelli)
2. MON ONCLE (Jacques Tati)
3. VERTIGO (Alfred Hitchcock)
4. THE TARNISHED ANGELS (Douglas Sirk)
5. TERROR IN A TEXAS TOWN (Joseph H. Lewis)
6. THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD (Nathan Juran)
7. TOUCH OF EVIL (Orson Welles)
8. A TIME TO LOVE AND A TIME TO DIE (Douglas Sirk)
9. GIGI (Vincente Minnelli)
10. IVAN THE TERRIBLE, PART TWO (Sergei Eisenstein)
Also: LOOK BACK IN ANGER (Tony Richardson), THE LINEUP (Don Siegel), MAN OF THE WEST (Anthony Mann), MODIGLIANI OF MONTPARNASSE (Jacques Becker)
Shorts: CHARLOTTE ET SON JULES (Jean-Luc Godard)

1959
1. ANATOMY OF A MURDER (Otto Preminger)
2. BREATHLESS (Jean-Luc Godard)
3. PICKPOCKET (Robert Bresson)
4. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (Alfred Hitchcock)
5. THE 400 BLOWS (François Truffaut)
6. IMITATION OF LIFE (Douglas Sirk)
7. SHADOWS (John Cassavetes)
8. THE WORLD OF APU (Satyajit Ray)
9. HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR (Alain Resnais)
10. SOME LIKE IT HOT (Billy Wilder)
AlsoRIDE LONESOME (Budd Boetticher),THE HUMAN CONDITION, PART I: NO GREATER LOVE (Masaki Kobayashi). LES COUSINS (Claude Chabrol)

1960
1. THE APARTMENT (Billy Wilder)
2. PEEPING TOM (Michael Powell)
3. HOME FROM THE HILL (Vincente Minnelli)
4. LE TROU (Jacques Becker)
5. LA DOLCE VITA (Federico Fellini)
6. SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER (François Truffaut)
7. L'AVVENTURA (Michelangelo Antonioni)
8. SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING (Karel Reisz)
9. PRIMARY (Robert Drew, Richard Leacock, Albert Maysles, Terrence McCartney Filgate, D.A. Pennebaker)
10. MACARIO (Roberto Gavaldon)
Also: THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN (Basil Dearden), INITIMIDATION (Koreyoshi Kuyahara), THE RISE AND FALL OF LEGS DIAMOND (Budd Boetticher), HELLER IN PINK TIGHTS (George Cukor), WILD RIVER (Elia Kazan), THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (John Sturges)

1961
1. IL POSTO (Ermanno Olmi)
2. ONE, TWO, THREE (Billy Wilder)
3. LEON MORIN PRIEST (Jean-Pierre Melville)
4. BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S (Blake Edwards)
5. LA NOTTE (Michelangelo Antonioni)
6. THE HUSTLER (Robert Rossen)
7. ALYONKA (Boris Barnet)
8. WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND (Bryan Forbes)
9. CHRONICLE OF A SUMMER (Jean Rouch, Edgar Morin)
10. BARABBAS (Richard Fleischer)
Also: LOVER COME BACK (Delbert Mann)
Shorts: THE FAT AND THE LEAN (Roman Polanski, Jean-Pierre Rousseau)

1962
1. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (David Lean)
2. LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (Sidney Lumet)
3. MAMMA ROMA (Pier Paolo Pasolini)
4. LE DOULOS (Jean-Pierre Melville)
5. ADVISE AND CONSENT (Otto Preminger)
6. LOLITA (Stanley Kubrick)
7. MY LIFE TO LIVE (Jean-Luc Godard)

8. HARAKIRI (Masaki Kobayashi)
9. CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 (Agnes Varda)
10. KNIFE IN THE WATER (Roman Polanski)
Also: ILYICH'S GATE (Marlen Khutsiev), ADIEU PHILIPPINE (Jacques Rozier), RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY (Sam Peckinpah), MAFIOSO (Alberto Lattuada), THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER (Tony Richardson), HUMAN (Kaneto Shindo), LE COMBAT DANS L'ILE (Alain Cavalier), BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ (John Frankenheimer), EVE (Joseph Losey)
Shorts: WINDOW WATER BABY MOVING (Stan Brakhage)

1963
1. 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini)
2. HIGH AND LOW (Akira Kurosawa)
3. THE TRIAL (Orson Welles)
4. WHISTLE STOP (Boris Barnet)
5. CONTEMPT (Jean-Luc Godard)
6. THE CARDINAL (Otto Preminger)

7. AUDITION (Milos Forman)
8. THE BIRDS (Alfred Hitchcock)
9. THE SERVANT (Joseph Losey)

10. BILLY LIAR (John Schlesinger)
Also: THE LEOPARD (Luchino Visconti), HUD (Martin Ritt)
Shorts: LOVE (Yoji Kuri), THE BAKERY GIRL OF MONCEAU (Eric Rohmer)

1964
1. A HARD DAY'S NIGHT (Richard Lester)
2. MAN'S FAVORITE SPORT? (Howard Hawks)
3. THE BEST MAN (Franklin J. Schaffner)
4. FAIL-SAFE (Sidney Lumet)
5. WOMAN IN THE DUNES (Hiroshi Teshigahara)<
6. A JESTER'S TALE (Karel Zeman)
7. THE PINK PANTHER (Blake Edwards)
8. THAT MAN FROM RIO (Philippe de Broca)
9. POINT OF ORDER! (Emile de Antonio)
10. ZULU (Cy Endfield)

1965
1. YOYO (Pierre Étaix)
2. FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE (Sergio Leone)
3. PIERROT LE FOU (Jean-Luc Godard)
4. REPULSION (Roman Polanski)

5. THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD (Martin Ritt)
6. MICKEY ONE (Arthur Penn)
7. JULIET OF THE SPIRITS (Federico Fellini)
8. BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING (Otto Preminger)
9. THE ROUND-UP (Miklos Jancso)
10. 
ALPHAVILLE (Jean-Luc Godard),
Also: THE 317TH PLATOON (Pierre Schoendoerffer), THE BRICK AND THE MIRROR (Ebrahim Golestan)


1966
1. SANTA CLAUS HAS BLUE EYES (Jean Eustache)
2. THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (Sergio Leone)
3. OUTER AND INNER SPACE (Andy Warhol)
4. AU HASARD BALTHAZAR (Robert Bresson)
5. A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS (Fred Zinnemann)
6. THE NUN (Jacques Rivette)
7. FAHRENHEIT 451 François Truffaut)
8. WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (Mike Nichols)
9. ANDREI RUBLEV (Andrei Tarkovsky)
10. ALFIE (Lewis Gilbert)
Also: WALK DON'T RUN (Charles Walters), LA DEUXIÈME SOUFFLE (Jean-Pierre Melville, CHARLIE IS MY DARLING (Peter Whitehead)

1967
1. PLAYTIME (Jacques Tati)
2. THE RED AND THE WHITE (Miklos Jancso)
3. THE DIRTY DOZEN (Robert Aldrich)
4. BRIEF ENCOUNTERS (Kira Muratova)
5. LE SAMOURAI (Jean-Pierre Melville)
6. EL DORADO (Howard Hawks)
7. THE GRADUATE (Mike Nichols)
8. AGE OF ASSASSINS (Kihachi Okamoto)
9. THE PRESIDENT'S ANALYST (Theodore J. Flicker)

10. BELLE DE JOUR (Luis Buñuel)
AlsoMIST (Kim Soo-yong), COOL HAND LUKE (Stuart Rosenberg), LA COLLECTIONNEUSE (Eric Rohmer), PORTRAIT OF JASON (Shirley Clarke), TONITE LET'S ALL MAKE LOVE IN LONDON (Peter Whitehead), THE FIREMEN'S BALL (Milos Forman)
Shorts: HISTORIA NATURAE, SUITA (Jan Svankmajer)

1968
1. ROSEMARY'S BABY (Roman Polanski)
2. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (Stanley Kubrick)
3. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (George Romero)
4. ROMEO AND JULIET (Franco Zeffirelli)
5. L'ENFANCE NUE (Maurice Pialat)
6. SKIDOO (Otto Preminger)
7. LES BICHES (Claude Chabrol)
8. FACES (John Cassavetes)
9. BYE BYE BRAVERMAN (Sidney Lumet)
10. DAVID HOLZMAN'S DIARY (Jim McBride)
Also:STOLEN KISSES François Truffaut), SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM: TAKE ONE (William Greaves), JE T'AIME JE T'AIME (Alain Resnais), RETALIATION (Yasuharu Hasebe), GREETINGS (Brian De Palma), STAR! (Robert Wise), COOGAN'S BLUFF (Don Siegel), BULLITT (Peter Yates), YELLOW SUBMARINE (George Dunning), PLANET OF THE APES (Franklin J. Schaffner)
Also: SAUTE MA VILLE (Chantal Akerman)

1969
1. Z (Costa-Gavras)
2. ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (Sergio Leone)
3. THE HONEYMOON KILLERS (Leonard Kastle)
4. BOY (Nagisa Oshima)
5. A GENTLE WOMAN (Robert Bresson)
6. ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE (Peter Hunt)
7. LE GRAND AMOUR (Pierre Étaix)
8. DOWNHILL RACER (Michael Ritchie)
9. PIROSMANI (Giorgi Shengelaya)
10. THAT COLD DAY IN THE PARK (Robert Altman)
AlsoLA PISCINE (Jacques Deray), DOUBLE SUICIDE (Masahiro Shinoda), THE WILD BUNCH (Sam Peckinpah), ARMY OF SHADOWS (Jean-Pierre Melville), MIDNIGHT COWBOY (John Schlesinger)
Shorts: BAMBI MEETS GODZILLA (Marv Newland), THE SECRET CINEMA (Paul Bartel)

1970
1. GIMME SHELTER (Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin)
2. LE CERCLE ROUGE (Jean-Pierre Melville)
3. LA RUPTURE (Claude Chabrol)
4. VENGEANCE! (Chang Cheh)
5. THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE (Dario Argento)
6. LE BOUCHER (Claude Chabrol)
7. MASH (Robert Altman)
8. FIVE EASY PIECES (Bob Rafelson)
9. OTHON (Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet)
10. TRISTANA (Luis Bunuel)
Also
: KES (Ken Loach ), THE BABY MAKER (James Bridges), BED AND BOARD (François Truffaut), WANDA (Barbara Loden), HI, MOM! (Brian De Palma), LOVING (Irvin Kershner), THE STUDENT NURSES (Stephanie Rothman), TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA (Don Siegel), PATTON (Franklin J. Schaffner), HOSPITAL (Frederick Wiseman), DEEP END (Jerzy Skolimowski), REENACTMENT (Lucien Pintilie), THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (Billy Wilder), AIRPORT (George Seaton), ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE (James William Guercio)
Shorts: QUARRY (Richard P. Rogers)

1971
1. THE FRENCH CONNECTION (William Friedkin)
2. THE BEGUILED (Don Siegel)
3. LONG GOODBYES (Kira Muratova)
4. TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE (Mario Bava)
5. A TOUCH OF ZEN (King Hu)
6. BLAISE PASCAL (TV) (Roberto Rossellini)
7. TAKING OFF (Milos Forman)
8. A NEW LEAF (Elaine May)
9. WAKE IN FRIGHT (Ted Kotcheff)
10. FOUR NIGHTS OF A DREAMER (Robert Bresson)
Also: TWO ENGLISH GIRLS (François Truffaut), TWO-LANE BLACKTOP (Monte Hellman), 10 RILLINGTON PLACE (Richard Fleischer), LA MAISON DES BOIS (Maurice Pialat, TV), DIRTY HARRY (Don Siegel), SUCH GOOD FRIENDS (Otto Preminger), MINNIE AND MOSKOWITZ (John Cassavetes), DEATH IN VENICE (Luchino Visconti), MCCABE & MRS. MILLER (Robert Altman), THE CEREMONY (Nagisa Oshima), THE PANIC IN NEEDLE PARK (Jerry Schatzberg), LIVED ONCE A SONG-THRUSH (Otar Iosseliani), BEWARE OF A HOLY WHORE (Rainer Warner Fassbinder), A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (Stanley Kubrick)
Shorts: JABBERWOCKY (Jan Svankmajer)

1972
1. THE GODFATHER (Francis Ford Coppola)
2. THE HEARTBREAK KID (Elaine May)
3. THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE (Luis Bunuel)
4. FAT CITY (John Huston)
5. THE CANDIDATE (Michael Ritchie)
6. THE OUTSIDE MAN (Jacques Deray)
7. COUSIN JULES (Dominique Benicheti)
8. DOWNPOUR (Bahram Beizai)

9. LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON (Eric Rohmer)
10. THE MERCHANT OF FOUR SEASONS (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
Also: WHAT'S UP, DOC? (Peter Bogdanovich), CHUNG KUO CINE (Michelangelo Antonioni), UNHOLY ROLLERS (Vernon Zimmerman), THE INNER SCAR (Philippe Garrel), DELIVERANCE (John Boorman), PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM (Herbert Ross), ULZANA'S RAID (Robert Aldrich), CABARET (Bob Fosse)

1973

1. BADLANDS (Terrence Malick)
2. THE MOTHER AND THE WHORE (Jean Eustache)
3. THE HOMECOMING (Peter Hall)
4. PAPER MOON (Peter Bogdanovich)
5. THE LONG GOODBYE (Robert Altman)
6. DAY FOR NIGHT (François Truffaut)
7. CHARLEY VARRICK (Don Siegel)
8. TOUKI BOUKI (Djibril Diop Mambety)
9. THE DAY OF THE JACKAL (Fred Zinnemann)
10. THROUGH AND THROUGH (Grzegorz Królikiewicz)
Also: THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE (Peter Yates), DU COTE D'OROUET (Jacques Rozier), SERPICO (Sidney Lumet), AMERICAN GRAFFITI (George Lucas), BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY (John D. Hancock), MEAN STREETS (Martin Scorsese), THE LAST DETAIL (Hal Ashby), LA LIGNE D'OMBRE (Georges Franju, TV), GANJA & HESS (Bill Gunn)
Shorts: CHRISTO'S VALLEY CURTAIN (Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Giffard)

1974
1. THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE (Joseph Sargent)
2. CHINATOWN (Roman Polanski)
3. CALIFORNIA SPLIT (Robert Altman)
4. THE GODFATHER, PART II (Francis Ford Coppola)
5. THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS (Steven Spielberg)
6. THE TRAVELER (Abbas Kiarostami)
7. PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE (Brian De Palma)
8. FEAR EATS THE SOUL (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
9. THIEVES LIKE US (Robert Altman)

10. CELINE AND JULIE GO BOATING (Jacques Rivette)
Also: THE CLOCKMAKER (Bertrand Tavernier), THE MOUTH AGAPE (Maurice Pialat), A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE (John Cassavetes), ZARDOZ (John Boorman), MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (Sidney Lumet), MY LITTLE LOVES (Jean Eustache), STAVISKY (Alain Resnais)
Shorts: A FILM OF THEIR 1973 SPRING TOUR COMMISSIONED BY CHRISTIAN WORLD LIBERATION FRONT OF BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA (George Landow), I-94 (James Benning, Bette Gordon)

1975
1. GREY GARDENS (Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer)
2. BARRY LYNDON (Stanley Kubrick)
3. THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING (John Huston)
4. NASHVILLE (Robert Altman)
5. THE PASSENGER (Michelangelo Antonioni)
6. WELFARE (Frederick Wiseman)
7. SMILE (Michael Ritchie)
8. THE MIRROR (Andrei Tarkovsky)
9. BENILDE OR THE VIRGIN MOTHER (Manoel de Oliveira)
10. HARD TIMES (Walter Hill)
Also: MANDINGO (Richard Fleischer)THE STORY OF ADELE H. (François Truffaut), MANILA IN THE CLAWS OF LIGHT (Lino Brocka), DOG DAY AFTERNOON (Sidney Lumet), JAWS (Steven Spielberg), MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam), NIGHT MOVES (Arthur Penn), SHAMPOO (Hal Ashby)
Shorts: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (James Benning, Bette Gordon), FRONT COLLISION Marcel Łoziński)

1976
1. THE WEDDING SUIT (Abbas Kiarostami)
2. MATINEE (Jaime Humberto Hermosillo)
3. THE BAD NEWS BEARS (Michael Ritchie)
4. JEANNE DIELMAN, 23 QUAI DE COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES (Chantal Akerman)
5. ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN (Alan J. Pakula)
6. TAXI DRIVER (Martin Scorsese)
7. CARRIE (Brian De Palma)
8. OBSESSION (Brian De Palma)
9. CAR WASH (Michael Schultz)
10. 1900 (Bernardo Bertolucci)
Also:THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (Nicolas Roeg)
Shorts: BREAKFAST (TABLE TOP DOLLY) (Michael Snow), WEBBS (Bette Gordon)

1977
1. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (Steven Spielberg)
2. ABIGAIL'S PARTY (TV) (Mike Leigh)
3. STAR WARS (George Lucas)
4. LOCAL COLOR (Mark Rappaport)
5. 11 x 14 (James Benning)
6. ROLLING THUNDER (John Flynn)
7. CANAL ZONE (Frederick Wiseman)
8. SEMI-TOUGH (Michael Ritchie)
9. CAMOUFLAGE (Krysztof Zanussi)
10. THE DEVIL, PROBABLY (Robert Bresson)
Also:NEWS FROM HOME (Chantal Akerman), NEW YORK, NEW YORK (Martin Scorsese), ANNIE HALL (Woody Allen), THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE (Luis Bunuel), SOLDIER OF ORANGE (Paul Verhoeven), SEPTEMBER 30, 1955 (James Bridges)
Shorts: LA SOUFRIERE (Werner Herzog), AN ALGORITHM (Bette Gordon)

1978
1. THE 36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN (Lau Kar-Leung)
2. HALLOWEEN (John Carpenter)
3. THE FURY (Brian De Palma)
4. BLUE COLLAR (Paul Schrader)
5. DAWN OF THE DEAD (George Romero)
6. THE DRIVER (Walter Hill)
7. AN UNMARRIED WOMAN (Paul Mazursky)
8. GRADUATE FIRST (Maurice Pialat)
9. I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND (Robert Zemeckis)
10. COMING HOME (Hal Ashby)
Shorts: SOLUTION NO. 1 (Abbas Kiarostami)

1979
1. ALIEN (Ridley Scott)
2. SAINT JACK (Peter Bogdanovich)
3. ROCK 'N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL (Allan Arkush)
4. ALL THAT JAZZ (Bob Fosse)

5. THE CHINA SYNDROME (James Bridges)
6. REAL LIFE (Albert Brooks)
7. OVER THE EDGE (Jonathan Kaplan)
8. THE WOMAN WITH RED HAIR (Tatsumi Kumashiro)
9. QUADROPHENIA (Franc Roddam)
10. THE JERK (Carl Reiner)
Also: THE BROOD (David Cronenberg), DIRTY HO (Lau Kar-leung), BEING THERE (Hal Ashby), 1941 (Steven Spielberg), MANHATTAN (Woody Allen), ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ (Don Siegel), CHILLY SCENES OF WINTER (Joan Micklin Silver)

1980
1. THE SHINING (Stanley Kubrick)
2. MON ONCLE D'AMERIQUE (Alain Resnais)
3. THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (Irvin Kershner)
4. LOULOU (Maurice Pialat)
5. THE LONG RIDERS (Walter Hill)
6. HEALTH (Robert Altman)
7. KAGEMUSHA (Akira Kurosawa)
8. MELVIN AND HOWARD (Jonathan Demme)
9. BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
10. DRESSED TO KILL (Brian De Palma))
Also: THE ELEPHANT MAN (David Lynch), THE FOG (John Carpenter), RAGING BULL (Martin Scorsese), THE BIG RED ONE (Samuel Fuller),
CUTE GIRL (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
Shorts: WERNER HERZOG EATS HIS SHOE (Les Blank) 


1981
1. COUP DE TORCHON (Bertrand Tavernier)
2. THIEF (Michael Mann)
3. MODERN ROMANCE (Albert Brooks)

4. S.O.B. (Blake Edwards)
5. CUTTER'S WAY (Ivan Passer)
6. GALLIPOLI (Peter Weir)
7. BLOW OUT (Brian De Palma)
8. PIXOTE (Hector Babenco)

9. STRIPES (Ivan Reitman)
10. HOW TO LIVE (Marcel Łoziński)
Also: DREADNAUGHT (Yuen Woo-Ping),SOUTHERN COMFORT (Walter Hill), THE ROAD WARRIOR (George Miller), POLYESTER (John Waters)

1982
1. E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (Steven Spielberg)
2. FITZCARRALDO (Werner Herzog)
3. TOOTSIE (Sydney Pollack)
4. 48 HRS. (Walter Hill)
5. THE THING (John Carpenter)
6. SMITHEREENS (Susan Seidelman)
7. I ARE YOU, YOU AM ME (Nobuhiko Obayashi) 
8. RICHARD PRYOR: LIVE ON THE SUNSET STRIP (Joe Layton)
9. THE SHIMMERING BEAST (Pierre Perrault)
10. BURDEN OF DREAMS (Les Blank) 
Shorts:
DIMENSIONS OF DIALOGUE (Jan Svankmajer), VINCENT (Tim Burton)

1983
1. L'ARGENT (Robert Bresson)
2. THE KING OF COMEDY (Martin Scorsese)
3. A NOS AMOURS (Maurice Pialat)
4. VIDEODROME (David Cronenberg)
5. LIBERTÉ, LA NUIT (Philippe Garrel)
6. THE FOURTH MAN (Paul Verhoeven)
7. FELLOW CITIZEN (Abbas Kiarostami)
8. THE STORE (Frederick Wiseman)
9. LIFE IS A BED OF ROSES (Alain Resnais)
10. THAT DAY, ON THE BEACH (Edward Yang)
Also:LOCAL HERO (Bill Forsyth), VARIETY (Bette Gordon), CITY OF PIRATES (Raúl Ruiz). MERRY CHRISTMAS MR. LAWRENCE (Nagisa Oshima), KOYAANISQATSI (Godfrey Reggio), THE BALLAD OF NARAYAMA (Shohei Imamura)

1984
1. STRANGER THAN PARADISE (Jim Jarmusch)
2. GREMLINS (Joe Dante)
3. THE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET (John Sayles)
4. THE TERMINATOR (James Cameron)
5. STOP MAKING SENSE (Jonathan Demme)
6. ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA (Sergio Leone)
7. AMADEUS (Milos Forman)
8. FIRST-GRADERS (Abbas Kiarostami)
9. BODY DOUBLE (Brian De Palma)

10. BEVERLY HILLS COP (Martin Brest)
Also: CHOOSE ME (Alan Rudolph), A SUMMER AT GRANDPA'S (Hou Hsiao-Hsien) AMERICAN DREAMS (LOST AND FOUND) (James Benning), INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (Steven Spielberg), MIKE'S MURDER (James Bridges),ROMANCING THE STONE (Robert Zemeckis),REPO MAN (Alex Cox)
Shorts: THE BOOK OF MARY (Anne-Marie Mieville)

1985
1. RAN (Akira Kurosawa)
2. PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE (Tim Burton)
3. BACK TO THE FUTURE (Robert Zemeckis)
4. BRAZIL (Terry Gilliam)
5. POLICE STORY (Jackie Chan)
6. PRIZZI'S HONOR (John Huston)
7. DAY OF THE DEAD (George Romero)
8. LOST IN AMERICA (Albert Brooks)
9. ...DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN (Susan Seidelman)
10. MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE (Stephen Frears)
Also: MISHIMA: A LIFE IN FOUR CHAPTERS (Paul Schrader), THE COLOR PURPLE (Steven Spielberg), TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. (William Friedkin), RETURN TO OZ (Walter Murch)
1986
1. THE HORSE THIEF (Tian Zhuangzhuang)
2. LE RAYON VERT (Eric Rohmer)
3. THE TERRORIZERS (Edward Yang)
4. DOWN BY LAW (Jim Jarmusch)
5. HANNAH AND HER SISTERS (Woody Allen)
6. DUST IN THE WIND (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
7. RIVER'S EDGE (Tim Hunter)
8. HEROES SHED NO TEARS (John Woo)
9. SOMETHING WILD (Jonathan Demme)
10. THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE (Ron Clements, Burny Mattinson, David Michener, John Musker) 
Also: THERESE (Alain Cavalier). MANHUNTER (Michael Mann), LABYRINTH (Jim Henson), BACK TO SCHOOL (Alan Metter), A BETTER TOMORROW (John Woo), KIN-DZA-DZA (Georgiy Danliya)
Shorts: THE RAT-CATCHER (Andrzej Czarnecki)

1987
1. THE LAST EMPEROR (Bernardo Bertolucci)
2. COBRA VERDE (Werner Herzog)
3. THE UNTOUCHABLES (Brian De Palma)
4. FOUR ADVENURES OF REINETTE AND MIRABELLE (Eric Rohmer)
5. WHERE IS THE FRIEND'S HOME? (Abbas Kiarostami)

6. RITA, SUE AND BOB TOO! (Alan Clarke)
7. THE STEPFATHER (Joseph Ruben)
8. RADIO DAYS (Woody Allen)
9. ROBOCOP (Paul Verhoeven)
10. CAMP DE THIAROYE (Ousmane Sembene, Faty Sow Thierno)
Also:
 PREDATOR (John McTiernan), CITY ON FIRE (Ringo Lam), EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Steven Spielberg), THE DEAD (John Huston), BROADCAST NEWS (James L. Brooks)
Shorts: LANDSCAPE (FOR MANON) (Peter Hutton)
1988
1. WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (Pedro Almodovar)
2. THE FIRM (Alan Clarke)
3. CROSSING DELANCEY(Joan Micklin Silver)
4. SOUND AND FURY (Jean-Claude Brisseau)
5. WORKING GIRL (Mike Nichols)
6. DIE HARD (John McTiernan)
7. DAYS OF ECLIPSE (Alexander Sokurov)
8. CHOCOLAT (Claire Denis)
9. IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO LEARN TO PLOW BY READING BOOKS (Richard Linklater)

10. FRANTIC (Roman Polanski)
Also: MELO (Alain Resnais), BULL DURHAM (Ron Shelton), WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? (Robert Zemeckis), DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES (Terence Davies), THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST (Martin Scorsese), MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (Hayao Miyazaki), ABBOT HAI TENG OF SHAOLIN (unknown), COMING TO AMERICA (John Landis)

1989
1. DO THE RIGHT THING (Spike Lee)
2. CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS (Woody Allen)
3. THE ABYSS (James Cameron)
4. EMERGENCY KISSES (Philippe Garrel)
5. IMAGES OF THE WORLD AND THE INSCRIPTION OF WAR (Harun Farocki)
6. LIFE AND NOTHING BUT (Bertrand Tavernier)

7. LENINGRAD COWBOYS GO AMERICA (Aki Kaurismaki)
8. KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE (Hayao Miyazaki)
9. WINTER'S CHILD (Olivier Assayas)

10. SAY ANYTHING (Cameron Crowe)
Also: THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH (Hal Hartley)

1990
1. GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH (Joe Dante)
2. EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (Tim Burton)
3. MIAMI BLUES (George Armitage)
4. TOTAL RECALL (Paul Verhoeven)
5. TREMORS (Ron Underwood)

6. THE GRIFTERS (Stephen Frears)
7. GOODFELLAS (Martin Scorsese)
8. METROPOLITAN (Whit Stillman)
Shorts: CREATURE COMFORTS (Nick Park)

1991
1. NAKED LUNCH (David Cronenberg)
2. TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (James Cameron)

3. SLACKER (Richard Linklater)
4. ZENTROPA (Lars von Trier)
5. JFK (Oliver Stone)
6. A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY (Edward Yang)
7. VAN GOGH (Maurice Pialat)
8. PARIS AWAKENS (Olivier Assayas)
9.  XAVIER (Manuel Mozos), 
10. RAISE THE RED LANTERN (Zhang Yimou)
Also: LA BELLE NOISEUSE (Jacques Rivette), BARTON FINK (Joel Coen). THE LOVERS ON THE BRIDGE (Leos Carax)
Shorts: SIDE/WALK/SHUTTLE (Ernie Gehr)

1992
1. HARD BOILED (John Woo)
2. LESSONS OF DARKNESS (Werner Herzog)
3. THE STORY OF QIU JU (Zhang Yimou)
4. ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA II (Tsui Hark)
5. THE LONG DAY CLOSES (Terence Davies)
6. VIDEOGRAMS OF THE REVOLUTION (Andrei Ujica, Harun Farocki)
7. TWIN DRAGONS (Ringo Lam, Tsui Hark)
8. NORTH ON EVERS (James Benning)
9. HUSBANDS AND WIVES (Woody Allen)
10. WAYNE'S WORLD (Penelope Spheeris)
Also: BASIC INSTINCT (Paul Verhoeven), MALCOLM X (Spike Lee)

1993
1. SHORT CUTS (Robert Altman)
2. DAZED AND CONFUSED (Richard Linklater)
3. THE BELOVS (Victor Kossakovsky)
4. IRON MONKEY (Yuen Wo Ping)
5. THE AGE OF INNOCENCE (Martin Scorsese)
6. D'EST (Chantal Akerman)
7. THEREMIN: AN ELECTRONIC ODYSSEY (Steven M. Martin)
Shorts: WALLACE AND GROMIT: THE WRONG TROUSERS (Nick Park)

1994
1. PULP FICTION (Quentin Tarantino)
2. SATANTANGO (Bela Tarr)
3. THE KINGDOM (Lars von Trier)
4. U.S. GO HOME (Claire Denis)
5. A BORROWED LIFE (Wu Nien-Jen)
6. NADJA (Michael Almereyda)
7. ED WOOD (Tim Burton)
8. CLERKS (Kevin Smith)
9. PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL AT THE END OF THE '60S IN BRUSSELS (Chantal Akerman)
10. HIGH SCHOOL II (Frederick Wiseman)
Also
CRUMB (Terry Zwigoff), THE HUDSUCKER PROXY (Joel Coen), RIVER OF GRASS (Kelly Reichardt)
Shorts: TOUS A LA MANIF (Laurent Cantet), LOTHERINGEN! (Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet)

1995
1. TWELVE MONKEYS (Terry Gilliam)
2. TOY STORY (John Lasseter)
3. SE7EN (David Fincher)
4. LA CEREMONIE (Claude Chabrol)
5. BEFORE SUNRISE (Richard Linklater)
6. STRANGE DAYS (Kathryn Bigelow)
7. NIXON (Oliver Stone)

8. BABE (Chris Noonan)
9. SHOWGIRLS (Paul Verhoeven)
10. LIVING IN OBLIVION (Don DiCillo)
Also: WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE (Todd Solondz), HEAT (Michael Mann)
Shorts: AH, L'AMOUR! (Don Hertzfeldt), WALLACE AND GROMIT: A CLOSE SHAVE (Nick Park), WORKERS LEAVING THE FACTORY (Harun Farocki)

1996
1. LA PROMESSE (Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne)
2. JERRY MAGUIRE (Cameron Crowe)
3. NENETTE ET BONI (Claire Denis)
4. GOODBYE SOUTH, GOODBYE (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
5. IRMA VEP (Olivier Assayas)
6. TRAINSPOTTING (Danny Boyle)
7. SCREAM (Wes Craven)
8. MARS ATTACKS! (Tim Burton)
9. HAMLET (Kenneth Branagh)
10. MY SEX LIFE...OR HOW I GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT (Arnaud Despleschin)
Also: KANSAS CITY (Robert Altman), FLIRTING WITH DISASTER (David O. Russell), SWINGERS (Doug Liman), PARADISE LOST: THE CHILD MURDERS AT ROBIN HOOD HILLS (Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky), CITIZEN RUTH (Alexander Payne), FARGO (Joel Coen), BOTTLE ROCKET (Wes Anderson), THE FRIGHTENERS (Peter Jackson), SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLY (Shunji Iwai), NOBODY'S BUSINESS (Alan Berliner), MAHJONG (Edward Yang)

1997
1. JACKIE BROWN (Quentin Tarantino)
2. LOST HIGHWAY (David Lynch)
3. THE GAME (David Fincher)
4. FAST, CHEAP & OUT OF CONTROL (Errol Morris)
5. FACE/OFF (John Woo)
6. GROSSE POINTE BLANK (George Armitage)
7. THE MIRROR (Jafar Panahi)
8. SERPENT'S PATH (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
9. THE FIFTH ELEMENT (Luc Besson)
10. THE RIVER (Tsai Ming-liang)
Also: THE REVENGE: A SCAR THAT NEVER FADES (Kiyoshi Kurosawa), HAPPY TOGETHER (Wong Kar-wai), THE SWINDLE (Claude Chabrol), TITANIC (James Cameron)

1998
1. RUSHMORE (Wes Anderson)
2. AFTER LIFE (Kore-Eda Hirokazu)
3. FLOWERS OF SHANGHAI (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
4. LATE AUGUST, EARLY SEPTEMBER (Olivier Assayas)
5. THE THIN RED LINE (Terrence Malick)
6. BABE: PIG IN THE CITY (George Miller)
7. THE TRUMAN SHOW (Peter Weir)
8. VELVET GOLDMINE (Todd Haynes)
9. MEGACITIES (Michael Glawogger)
10. THE NEWTON BOYS (Richard Linklater)
Also: FROM THE NOTEBOOK OF... (Robert Beavers), OUT OF SIGHT (Steven Soderbergh)

1999
1. THE STRAIGHT STORY (David Lynch)
2. ELECTION (Alexander Payne)
3. GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI (Jim Jarmusch)
4. AMERICAN MOVIE (Chris Smith)
5. ROSETTA (Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne)
6. CLOUDS OF MAY (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
7. NIGHT WIND (Philippe Garrel)
8. DEAD OR ALIVE (Takashi Miike)
9. FIGHT CLUB (David Fincher)
10. IN CHINA THEY EAT DOGS (Lasse Spang Olsen)
Also: THE TASTE OF OTHERS (Agnes Jaoui), NOT ONE LESS (Zhang Yimou), AMERICAN HOLLOW (Rory Kennedy), SLEEPY HOLLOW (Tim Burton), SILVIA PRIETO (Martin Rejtman)
Shorts: WINDOWS (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

2000
1. YI YI (A ONE AND A TWO) (Edward Yang)
2. DANCER IN THE DARK (Lars von Trier)
3. THE CIRCLE (Jafar Panahi)
4. O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? (Joel Coen)
5. WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES (Bela Tarr)
6. UNBREAKABLE (M. Night Shyamalan)
7. THE HOUSE OF MIRTH (Terence Davies)
8. MYSTERIOUS OBJECT AT NOON (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
9. ESTHER KAHN (Arnaud Desplechin)
10. PLATFORM (Jia Zhangke)
Also:CODE UNKNOWN (Michael Haneke), SOUND AND FURY (Josh Aronson), HAMLET (Michael Almereyda), UNDER THE SAND (Francois Ozon), APRES LA RECONCILIATION (Anne-Marie Mieville), YOU CAN COUNT ON ME (Kenneth Lonergan), BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE (Joon-ho Bong), ERIN BROCKOVICH (Steven Soderbergh), OUR SONG (Jim McKay)
Shorts: TIME AND TIDE (Peter Hutton), THE HEART OF THE WORLD (Guy Maddin), REJECTED (Don Hertzfeldt)

2001
1. DONNIE DARKO (Richard Kelly)
2. MULHOLLAND DRIVE (David Lynch)
3. OCEAN'S ELEVEN (Steven Soderbergh)
4. ALIAS BETTY (Claude Miller)
5. PULSE (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
6. LOS (James Benning)
7. GOSFORD PARK (Robert Altman)
8. FREDDY GOT FINGERED (Tom Green)
9. GHOST WORLD (Terry Zwigoff)
10. ALL ABOUT LILY CHOU-CHOU (Shunji Iwai)
Also: LA LIBERTAD (Lisandro Alonso), DISTANCE (Kore-eda Hirokazu), DAGON (Stuart Gordon), HELL HOUSE (George Ratliff), TROUBLE EVERY DAY (Claire Denis), A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (Steven Spielberg), MILLENNIUM MAMBO (Hou Hsiao-hsien), SCRATCH (Doug Pray), BEIJING BICYCLE (Wang Xiaoshuai), TIME OUT (Laurent Cantet), WHERE DOES YOUR HIDDEN SMILE LIE? (Pedro Costa), BLACK HAWK DOWN (Ridley Scott), METROPOLIS (Rintaro), SOUTHLANDER (Steve Hanft)
Shorts: LOOKING AT THE SEA (Peter Hutton), I SHOUT LOVE (Sarah Polley), L'ARROTINO (Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet), 6 BAGATELAS (Pedro Costa)

2002
1. GERRY (Gus van Sant)
2. 10 (Abbas Kiarostami)
3. THE GOOD THIEF (Neil Jordan)
4. PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE (P.T. Anderson)
5. 25TH HOUR (Spike Lee)
6. UNDISPUTED (Walter Hill)
7. IGBY GOES DOWN (Burr Steers)
8. FEMME FATALE (Brian De Palma)
9. THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST (Aki Kaurismaki)
10. THE RULES OF ATTRACTION (Roger Avary)
Also: DIVINE INTERVENTION (Elia Suleiman), ROGER DODGER (Dylan Kidd), CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND (George Clooney), ADAPTATION. (Spike Jonze), TURNING GATE (Hong Sang-soo), TALK TO HER (Pedro Almodovar), RAISING VICTOR VARGAS (Peter Sollett), PANIC ROOM (David Fincher), BLADE II (Guillermo Del Toro), BLISSFULLY YOURS (Apichatpong Weerasthakul), HAPPY HERE AND NOW (Michael Almereyda), FUNNY HA HA (Andrew Bujalski), UNKNOWN PLEASURES (Jia Zhangke), GANGS OF NEW YORK (Martin Scorsese), DISTANT (Nuri Bilge Ceylan), MINORITY REPORT (Steven Spielberg)
Shorts: CONFESSIONS OF A SOCIOPATH (Joe Gibbons), BOX MAN (Nirvan Mullick), INT. TRAILER NIGHT (Jim Jarmusch), LE NOM DE FEU (Eugene Green)

2003
1. MEMORIES OF MURDER (Joon-ho Bong)
2. BAD SANTA (Terry Zwigoff)
3. CRIMSON GOLD (Jafar Panahi)
4. KING OF THE ANTS (Stuart Gordon)
5. THE COMPANY (Robert Altman)
6. THE FLOWER OF EVIL (Claude Chabrol)
7. AILEEN: LIFE AND DEATH OF A SERIAL KILLER (Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill)
8. MY ARCHITECT (Nathaniel Kahn)
9. ANYTHING ELSE (Woody Allen)
10. THE HUNTED (William Friedkin)
Also
: KILL BILL, VOL. 1 (Quentin Tarantino), ALL THE REAL GIRLS (David Gordon Green), KITCHEN STORIES (Bent Hamer), DOWN WITH LOVE (Peyton Reed), KOKTEBEL (Boris Khlebnikov, Alexis Popogrovsky), THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS (Denys Arcand), MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD (Peter Weir), DALLAS 362 (Scott Caan), BLIND SHAFT (Li Yang), X2 (Bryan Singer), GOZU (Takashi Miike), A CERTAIN KIND OF DEATH (Grover Babcock, Blue Hadaegh), THE FOG OF WAR: ELEVEN LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF ROBERT S. MCNAMARA (Errol Morris), LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF (Thom Anderson), SCHOOL OF ROCK (Richard Linklater), RAJA (Jacques Doillon), NO REST FOR THE BRAVE (Alain Guiraudie), WEST OF THE TRACKS (Wang Bing), YOUNG ADAM (David Mackenzie)
Shorts: THE GUEST ROOM (Skander Halim), LIVE FROM SHIVA'S DANCE FLOOR (Richard Linklater)

2004
1. I HEART HUCKABEES (David O. Russell)
2. KILL BILL, VOL. 2 (Quentin Tarantino)
3. THE 10TH DISTRICT COURT: MOMENTS OF TRIAL (Raymond Depardon)
4. DIG! (Ondi Timoner)
5. MYSTERIOUS SKIN (Gregg Araki)
6. INNOCENCE (Lucile Hadzihalilovic)
7. BEFORE SUNSET (Richard Linklater)
8. SHAUN OF THE DEAD (Edgar Wright)
9. LOS MUERTOS (Lisandro Alonso)
10. THE TASTE OF TEA (Katsuhito Ishii)
Also: SPIDER-MAN 2 (Sam Raimi), MOOLAADE (Ousmane Sembene), THE AVIATOR (Martin Scorsese), 2046 (Wong Kar-Wai), DUCK SEASON (Fernando Eimbcke), THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (Jonathan Demme), KING AND QUEENS (Arnaud Desplechin), OCEAN'S TWELVE (Steven Soderbergh), WHISKY (Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll), WOMAN IS THE FUTURE OF MAN (Hong Sang-Soo), PRIMER (Shane Carruth), RED LIGHTS (Cedric Kahn), HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS (Zhang Yimou), MARSEILLE (Angela Schanelec), DAWN OF THE DEAD (Zack Snyder), CLOSER (Mike Nichols), COLLATERAL (Michael Mann), FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (Peter Berg), HAROLD AND KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE (Danny Leiner), HEAD-ON (Fatih Akin), HELLBOY (Guillermo del Toro), IN GOOD COMPANY (Paul Weitz), A HOLE IN MY HEART (Lukas Moodysson)


2005
1. LAST DAYS (Gus van Sant)
2. THE SQUID AND THE WHALE (Noah Baumbach)
3. MUTUAL APPRECIATION (Andrew Bujalski)
4. JOHN & JANE TOLL-FREE (Ashim Ahluwalia)
5. ELIZABETHTOWN (Cameron Crowe)
6. BUBBLE (Steven Soderbergh)
7. KISS KISS, BANG BANG (Shane Black)
8. ELI, ELI, LEMA SABACHTANI? (Shinji Aoyama)
9. THE DEVIL'S REJECTS (Rob Zombie)
10. DAVE CHAPPELLE'S BLOCK PARTY (Michel Gondry)
Also: WORKINGMAN'S DEATH (Michael Glawwoger), BRICK (Rian Johnson), FUCK CINEMA (Wu Wenguang), THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN (Judd Apatow), REGULAR LOVERS (Philippe Garrel), LE PETIT LIEUTENANT (Xavier Beauvois), WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TODAY MERVYN DAY? (Paul Kelly), TIME HAS COME (Alain Guiraudie), THE PROPOSITION (John Hillcoat), JONES (Preston Miller), BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (Ang Lee), RED EYE (Wes Craven), KING KONG (Peter Jackson), THE WAYWARD CLOUD (Tsai Ming-Liang), THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU (Cristi Puiu), I AM A SEX ADDICT (Caveh Zahedi), SHANGHAI DREAMS (Wang Xiaoshuai), THE PUFFY CHAIR (Jay Duplass), IN HER SHOES (Curtis Hanson)
Shorts: TELEVISION (AN ADDRESS) - ERNESTO SAMPER ADDRESSES WASHINGTON, JANUARY 20TH. INAUGURATION DAY.  (Francois Bucher), INSTRUCTIONS FOR A LIGHT & SOUND MACHINE (Peter Tchercassky)


2006
1. STILL LIFE (Jia Zhangke)
2. INSIDE MAN (Spike Lee)
3. WHITE PALMS (Szabolcs Hajdu)
4. HALF NELSON (Ryan Fleck)
5. PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER (Tom Tykwer)
6. THE HISTORY BOYS (Nicholas Hytner)
7. A SCANNER DARKLY (Richard Linklater)

8. PAPRIKA (Satoshi Kon)
9. THE PRESTIGE (Christopher Nolan)
10. IDIOCRACY (Mike Judge)
Also: WOMAN ON THE BEACH (Hong Sang-soo), BLACK BOOK (Paul Verhoeven), COMEDY OF POWER (Claude Chabrol), DANCE PARTY, USA (Aaron Katz), OFFSIDE (Jafar Panahi), THE HOST (Joon-Ho Bong), MIAMI VICE (Michael Mann), SLUMMING (Michael Glawogger), DAY NIGHT DAY NIGHT (Julia Loktev), CLIMATES (Nuri Bilge Ceylan), CHILDREN OF MEN (Alfonso Cuaron), FAST FOOD NATION (Richard Linklater)
Shorts: THE ANTHEM (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

2007
1. ZODIAC (David Fincher)
2. IN THE CITY OF SYLVIA (Jose Luis Guerin)
3. THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD (Andrew Dominik)
4. SHOTGUN STORIES (Jeff Nichols)
5. GONE BABY GONE (Ben Affleck)
6. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (P.T. Anderson)
7. FLIGHT OF THE RED BALLOON (Hou Hsiao-Hsien)
8. IMPORT/EXPORT (Ulrich Seidl)
9. THE DARJEELING LIMITED (Wes Anderson)
10. I'M NOT THERE (Todd Haynes)
Also: THE ROMANCE OF ASTREE AND CELADON (Eric Rohmer), SUPERBAD (Greg Mottola), YOU, THE LIVING (Roy Andersson), GREAT WORLD OF SOUND (Craig Zobel), CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR (Mike Nichols), ALL IS FORGIVEN (Mia Hansen-Løve),
RR (James Benning), CARGO 200 (Alexei Balabanov), UP THE YANGTZE (Yung Chang), ATONEMENT (Joe Wright), NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen), A GIRL CUT IN TWO (Claude Chabrol), ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD (Werner Herzog), SILENT LIGHT (Carlos Reygadas), FEAR(S) OF THE DARK (Blutch, Charles Burns, Marie Caillou, Pierre di Sciullo, Lorenzo Mattotti, Richard McGuire), TEAM PICTURE (Kentucker Audley), THE UNFORESEEN (Laura Dunn), BEFORE I FORGET (Jacques Nolot)
Shorts: DEWENETI (Dyana Gaye)

2008
1. A CHRISTMAS TALE (Arnaud Desplechin)
2. GITMEK: MY MARLON AND BRANDO (Huseyin Karabey)
3. HAPPY-GO-LUCKY (Mike Leigh)
4. OF TIME AND THE CITY (Terence Davies)
5. TONY MANERO (Pablo Lorrain)
6. MY DEAR ENEMY (Lee Yoon-Ki)
7. THE DARK KNIGHT (Christopher Nolan)
8. VICKY CHRISTINA BARCELONA (Woody Allen)
9. OUR BELOVED MONTH OF AUGUST (Miguel Gomes)
10. JUST ANYBODY (Jacques Doillon)
Also: 35 SHOTS OF RUM (Claire Denis), THE CLASS (Laurent Cantet), SUMMER HOURS (Olivier Assayas), THE ORDER OF MYTHS (Margaret Brown), PONTYPOOL (Bruce McDonald), TULPAN (Sergey Dvortsevoy),
INVOLUNTARY (Ruben Ostlund), THE BEACHES OF AGNES (Agnes Varda), JULIA (Erick Zonca), WENDY AND LUCY (Kelly Reichardt), GRAN TORINO (Clint Eastwood), IDIOTS AND ANGELS (Bill Plympton), REDBELT (David Mamet), BE KIND REWIND (Michel Gondry), NIGHT AND DAY (Hong Sang-soo), WALL*E (Andrew Stanton), HOME (Ursula Maier), TOKYO SONATA (Kiyoshi Kurosawa), HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY (Guillermo del Toro), BAGHEAD (Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass), AROUND THE BAY (Alejandro Adams), THE JUCHE IDEA (Jim Finn), MID-AUGUST LUNCH (Gianni Di Gregorio), GOMORRAH (Matteo Garrone), HUNGER (Steve McQueen), NEXT ATTRACTION (Raya Martin)
Shorts: LOVE YOU MORE (Sam Taylor Wood), ITINÉRAIRE DE JEAN BRICARD (Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet)

2009
1. FANTASTIC MR. FOX (Wes Anderson)
2. WILD GRASS (Alain Resnais)
3. MY SON, MY SON, WHAT HAVE YE DONE (Werner Herzog)
4. EVERYONE ELSE (Maren Ade)
5. THE KING OF ESCAPE (Alain Guiraudie)
6. UP (Pete Docter, Bob Peterson)
7. LIKE YOU KNOW IT ALL (Hong Sang-Soo)
8. THE FATHER OF MY CHILDREN (Mia Hansen-Løve)
9. BEESWAX (Andrew Bujalski)
10. KILL DADDY GOOD NIGHT (Michael Glawogger)

Also: CORALINE (Henry Selick), IN THE LOOP (Armando Iannucci), OXHIDE II (Liu Jiayin), SWEETGRASS (Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Castaing-Taylor), TO DIE LIKE A MAN (João Pedro Rodrigues), ELEMENTARY TRAINING FOR ACTORS (Federico León, Martín Rejtman), IN COMPARISON (Harun Farocki), STAR TREK (J.J. Abrams), RAPT (Lucas Belvaux), HARMONY AND ME (Bob Byington), THE MILK OF SORROW (Claudia Llosa), WHITE MATERIAL (Claire Denis), ANTON CHEKOV'S THE DUEL (Dover Koshashvili), HUMPDAY (Lynn Shelton), PARADISE (Michael Almereyda), SEVERE CLEAR (Kristian Fraga)

2010
1. MEEK'S CUTOFF (Kelly Reichardt)
2. TUESDAY, AFTER CHRISTMAS (Radu Muntean)
3. GREENBERG (Noah Baumbach)
4. AUDREY THE TRAINWRECK (Frank V. Ross)
5. PUTTY HILL (Matthew Porterfield)
6. YOU ARE ALL CAPTAINS (Oliver Laxe)
7. AND EVERYTHING IS GOING FINE (Steven Soderbergh)
8. THE SOCIAL NETWORK (David Fincher)
9. TRUE GRIT (Joel  Coen, Ethan Coen)
10. OKI'S MOVIE (Hong-Sang Soo)

Also: I'M STILL HERE (Casey Affleck), LET THE BULLETS FLY (Jiang Wen), TRON: LEGACY (Joseph Kosinski), UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (Apichatpong Weerasethakul), SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (Edgar Wright), HAHAHA (Hong Sang-Soo), IN THE SHADOWS (Thomas Arslan), GABI ON THE ROOF IN JULY (Lawrence Michael Levine), AT THE EDGE OF RUSSIA (Michal Marczak), COLD WEATHER (Aaron Katz), CERTIFIED COPY (Abbas Kiarostami), THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF NICOLAE CEAUSESCU (Andrei Ujica), BELLE EPINE (Rebecca Zlotwoski), MYSTERIES OF LISBON (Raoul Ruiz), INTO ETERNITY (Michael Madsen), RUBBER (Quentin Dupieux), HOLY LAND (Kentucker Audley), A STOKER (Alexei Balabanov)

2011
1. MARGARET (Kenneth Lonergan)
2. GENERATION P (Victor Ginzburg)
3. TWO YEARS AT SEA (Ben Rivers)
4. MELANCHOLIA (Lars von Trier)
5. CONTAGION (Steven Soderbergh)
6. THE STUDENT (Santiago Mitre)
7. THE TURIN HORSE (Bela Tarr)
8. THIS IS NOT A FILM (Jafar Panahi, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb)
9. LOW LIFE (Nicolas Klotz, Elisabeth Perceval)
10. ELENA (Andrei Zvyagintsev)
Also: 
ABENDLAND (Nikolaus Geyrhalter), MILDRED PIERCE (Todd Haynes), TWILIGHT PORTRAIT (Angelina Nikonova), PIECES AND LOVE ALL TO HELL (Dominic Gagnon), DAMSELS IN DISTRESS (Whit Stillman), TERRI (Azazel Jacobs), MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE — GHOST PROTOCOL (Brad Bird), THE LONELIEST PLANET (Julia Loktev), THE WISE KIDS (Stephen Cone), ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA (Nuri Bilge Ceylan), THAT SUMMER (Philippe Garrel), MALAVENTURA (Michel Lipkes), THE KID WITH THE BIKE (Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne), HUGO (Martin Scorsese), CORPO CELESTE (Alice Rohrwacher), HAYWIRE (Steven Soderbergh), BRIDESMAIDS (Paul Feig), SUBWAY PREACHER (Dennis W. Ho), THE TREE OF LIFE (Terrence Malick), PLAY (Ruben Ostlund), DREILEBEN: BEATS BEING DEAD (Christian Petzold), THE GUARD (John Michael McDonagh), LE HAVRE (Aki Kaurismaki), I WISH (Kore-eda Hirokazu), THE DESCENDANTS (Alexander Payne), RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (Rupert Wyatt), ATTACK THE BLOCK (Joe Cornish), MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE (Sean Durkin), PINA (Wim Wenders), SCREAM 4 (Wes Craven), WHORES' GLORY (Michael Glawogger)
Shorts: COULD SEE A PUMA (Teddy Williams), UNTITLED (LETTER TO SERRA) (Lisandro Alonso), PLUTO DECLARATION (Travis Wilkerson)

2012
1. THE MASTER (P.T. Anderson)
2. TABU (Mighel Gomes)
3. ONLY THE YOUNG (Elizabeth Mims, Jason Tippet)
4. MAGIC MIKE (Steven Soderbergh)
5. LEVIATHAN (Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel)
6. LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE (Abbas Kiarostami)
7. FRANCES HA (Noah Baumbach)
8. COSMOPOLIS (David Cronenberg)
9. 21 JUMP STREET (Phil Lord, Chris Miller)
10. MOONRISE KINGDOM (Wes Anderson)
Also:WINTER GO AWAY (Elena Khoreva, Denis Klebeev, Askold Kurov, Dmitry Kusabov, Nadezhda Leonteva, Anna Moiseenko, Madina Mustafina, Sofia Rodkevich, Anton Seregin, Alexey Zhiriakov), THE ACT OF KILLING (Joshua Oppenheimer), DIE WELT (Alex Pitstra), THE UNSPEAKABLE ACT (Dan Sallitt), PASSION (Brian De Palma), DJANGO UNCHAINED (Quentin Tarantino), SLEEPLESS NIGHTS (Eliane Raheb), THIS IS 40 (Judd Apatow), SISTER (Ursula Maier), COMPLIANCE (Craig Zobel), TO THE WONDER (Terrence Malick), PEOPLE'S PARK (J.P. Sniadecki, Libbie D. Cohn), VIOLA (Matias Piñeiro), DRUG WAR (Johnnie To), THE LAST STATION (Catalina Vergara, Cristian Soto), POST TENEBRAS LUX (Carlos Reygadas), PARADISE: LOVE (Ulrich Seidl), BARBARA (Christian Petzold), BEYOND THE HILLS (Cristian Mungiu), CELESTIAL WIVES OF THE MEADOW MARI (Aleksey Fedorchenko), EXIT ELENA (Nathan Silver), STUDENT (Darezhan Omirbayev), RECONVERSION (Thom Andersen), SLEEPLESS NIGHT (Jang Kun-Jae), THURSDAY TIL SUNDAY (Dominga Sotomayor), SKYFALL (Sam Mendes), IN ANOTHER COUNTRY (Hong Sang-Soo), BULLET TO THE HEAD (Walter Hill)

Shorts: THE WOOLWORTHS CHOIR OF 1979 (Elizabeth Price), APRIL (Nathaniel Dorsky)

2013
1. COMPUTER CHESS (Andrew Bujalski)
2. STRAY DOGS (Tsai Ming-liang)
3. NORTHERN LIGHT (Nick Bentgen)
4. UNDER THE SKIN (Jonathan Glazer)
5. THESE BIRDS WALK (Omar Mullick, Bassam Tariq)
6. PARADISE: HOPE (Ulrich Seidl)
7. AGE OF PANIC (Justine Triet)
8. DOOMSDAYS (Eddie Mullins)
9. DUSTY STACKS OF MOM: THE POSTER PROJECT (Jodie Mack)
10. A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS (Ben Rivers, Ben Russell)
Also: PACIFIC RIM (Guillermo del Toro), MANAKAMANA (Stephanie Spray, Pacho Velez), THE STRANGE LITTLE CAT (Ramon Zürcher),EALOUSY (Philippe Garrel), INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen), NIGHT MOVES (Kelly Reichardt), STOP THE POUNDING HEART (Roberto Minervini), BEFORE MIDNIGHT (Richard Linklater), KILLING TIME (Jaap van Hoewijk), BLUE JASMINE (Woody Allen), 12 YEARS A SLAVE (Steve McQueen), THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (Martin Scorsese), NYMPHOMANIAC (Lars von Trier), JOURNEY TO THE WEST: CONQUERING THE DEMONS (Stephen Chow), THE COUNSELOR (Ridley Scott), PALO ALTO (Gia Coppola), SNOWPIERCER (Boon Joon-ho), UPSTREAM COLOR (Shane Carruth), STARRED UP (David Mackenzie), WHEN NIGHT FALLS ON BUCHAREST OR METABOLISM (Corneliu Poromboiu), HARMONY LESSONS (Emir Baigazin), THE WORLD'S END (Edgar Wright), 12 O'CLOCK BOYS (Lotfy Nathan), STRANGER BY THE LAKE (Alain Guiraudie), THE FRENCH MINISTER (Betrand Tavernier), SACRO GRA (Gianfranco Rosi), THE NAKED ROOM (Nuria Ibáñez),
 CAMILLE CLAUDEL 1915 (Bruno Dumont), HARD TO BE A GOD (Aleksei Guerman), CHILD'S POSE (Calin Peter Netzer), A TOUCH OF SIN (Jia Zhangke), WHAT NOW? REMIND ME (Joaquim Pinto), ALL IS LOST (J.C. Chandor)
Shorts: FORMER MODELS (Benjamin Pearson), SONG (Nathaniel Dorsky)

2014
1. BOYHOOD (Richard Linklater)
2. JOURNEY TO THE WEST (Tsai Ming-liang)
3. THE IRON MINISTRY (J.P. Sniadecki)
4. HILL OF FREEDOM (Hong Sang-soo)
5. ACTRESS (Robert Greene)
6. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (Wes Anderson)
7. GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM (Roni Elzabektz, Shlomi Elkzabetz)
8. RULES OF THE GAME (Claudine Bories, Patrice Chagnard)
9. GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE (Jean-Luc Godard)
10. ELLIE LUMME (Ignatiy Vishnevetsky)
Also: APPROACHING THE ELEPHANT (Amanda Rose Wilder), JAUJA (Lisandro Alonso), THE MEND (John Magary), GONE GIRL (David Fincher), THE WONDERS (Alice Rohrwacher), HERE'S TO THE FUTURE! (Gina Telaroli), NOT SAFE FOR WORK (Joe Johnston), OF MEN AND WAR (Laurent Becue-Renard), HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT (Joshua Safdie, Ben Safdie), THE LOOK OF SILENCE (Joshua Oppenheimer), WHITE OUT, BLACK IN (Adirley Quierós), CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA (Olivier Assayas), NATIONAL GALLERY (Frederick Wiseman), TU DORS NICOLE (Stéphane Lafleur),GOD HELP THE GIRL (Stuart Murdoch), GUIDELINES (Jean- François Caissy), A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE (Roy Andersson), APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR (Desiree Akhavan), TIME OUT OF MIND (Oren Moverman), THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY (Peter Strickland), THE CHINESE MAYOR (Zhou Hou), THE CREATION OF MEANING (Simone Rapisarda Casanova), LISTEN UP PHILIP (Alex Ross Perry), IF YOU DON'T, I WILL (Sophia Fillieres), BIRD PEOPLE (Pascale Ferran), FIELD NIGGAS (Khalik Allah), LA SAPIENZA (Eugene Green), AMOUR FOU (Jessica Hausner),EDGE OF TOMORROW (Doug Liman), THEY CAME TOGETHER (David Wain), TWO SHOTS FIRED (Martín Rejtman), LUCY (Luc Besson), FORCE MAJEURE (Ruben Ostlund), JOAO BENARD DA COSTA: OTHERS WILL LOVE THE THINGS I HAVE LOVED (Manuel Mozos), WE COME AS FRIENDS (Hubert Sauper), I AM THE PEOPLE (Anna Roussilon), VIOLET (Bas Devos), CHRISTMAS, AGAIN (Charles Poekel), THE BLUE ROOM (Mathieu Amalric), LEVIATHAN (Andrey Zvyagintsev), 40-LOVE (Stephane Demoustier), THE FOOL (Yuri Bykov), BREATHE (Mélanie Laurent), >20,000 DAYS ON EARTH (Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard), TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT (Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, DUMB AND DUMBER TO (Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly), SPARTACUS & CASSANDRA (Ioannis Nuguet), WHILE WE'RE YOUNG (Noah Baumbach)
Shorts: GOING OUT (Ted Fendt), DRIFTERS (Anu Valia), SPECTRUM REVERSE SPECTRUM (Margaret Honda), THINGS (Ben Rivers), A PROPOS DE VENISE (Jean-Marie Straub), NON-STOP BEAUTIFUL LADIES (Alee Peoples)

2015

1. MAGIC MIKE XXL (Gregory Jacobs)
2. HAPPY HOUR (Ryusuke Hamaguchi)
3. THE OTHER SIDE (Roberto Minervini)
4. MY GOLDEN DAYS (Arnaud Desplechin)
5. CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
6. THE TREASURE (Corneliu Porombuiu)
7. THE HATEFUL EIGHT (Quentin Tarantino)
8. RESULTS (Andrew Bujalski)
9. VALLEY OF LOVE (Guillaume Nicloux)
10. EXPERIMENTER (Michael Almereyda)
Also:SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE (Richard Starzak, Mark Burton), CAROL (Todd Haynes), ALOHA (Cameron Crowe), BLOOMIN MUD SHUFFLE (Frank V. Ross), MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (George Miller), BRIDGE OF SPIES (Steven Spielberg), BEHEMOTH (Xiao Liang), KAILI BLUES (Bi Gan), IN THE SHADOW OF WOMEN (Philippe Garrel), MUSTANG (Denis Gamze Erguven), MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION (Christopher McQuarrie), MISTRESS AMERICA (Noah Baumbach), THE ACADEMY OF MUSES (José Luis Guerin), 7 CHINESE BROTHERS (Bob Byington), EVOLUTION (Lucile Hadžihalilović), FIRE AT SEA (Gianfranco Rosi), IN JACKSON HEIGHTS (Frederick Wiseman), GÜEROS (Alonso Ruizpalacios), (T)ERROR (Lyric R. Cabral, David Felix Sutcliffe), O FUTEBOL (Sergio Oksman), THE LOBSTER (Yorgos Lanthimos), BLACKHAT (Michael Mann), UNCERTAIN (Anna Sandilands, Ewan McNicol), ONE FLOOR BELOW (Radu Muntean), SICARIO (Denis Villeneuve), QUEEN OF EARTH (Alex Ross Perry), JOY (David O. Russell), COURT (Chaitanya Tamhane), INSIDE OUT (Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen), KRISHA (Trey Edward Shults), ANOMALISA (Charlie Kaufman), THE CLUB (Pablo Larrain), THY FATHER'S CHAIR (Antonio Tibaldi, Àlex Lora), HENRY GAMBLE'S BIRTHDAY PARTY (Stephen Cone), CREED (Ryan Coogler),JUNUN (P.T. Anderson), THE SKY TREMBLES AND THE EARTH IS AFRAID AND THE TWO EYES ARE NOT BROTHERS (Ben Rivers), EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT (Ciro Guerra), STINKING HEAVEN (Nathan Silver), RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN (Hong Sang-soo), OVER THE YEARS (Nikolaus Geyrhalter), OUR LITTLE SISTER (Kore-eda Hirokazu), K. (Darhad Erdenibulag, Emyr ap Richard), THE WALK (Robert Zemeckis), A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS (Sofia Coppola), DE PALMA (Noah Baumbach, Jake Paltrow), BONE TOMAHAWK (S. Craig Zahler)

Shorts: NIGHT WITHOUT DISTANCE  (Lois Patiño), ACTRESSES (Jeremy Hersh), TERRESTRIAL (Calum Michael Walter), THE LOVE SONG OF M. ANDERSON VINCENT (Chen Gu), NIGHTLIFE (Cyprien Gaillard), COPYCAT (Charlie Lyne)

2016
1. EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! (Richard Linklater)
2. CERTAIN WOMEN (Kelly Reichardt)
3. YOURSELF AND YOURS (Hong Sang-soo)
4. THINGS TO COME (Mia Hansen-Løve)
5. KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE (Robert Greene)
6. SIERANEVADA (Cristi Puiu)
7. NOCTURAMA (Bertrand Bonello)
8. HERMIA & HELENA (Matías Piñeiro)
9. CAMERAPERSON (Kirsten Johnson)
10. MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (Kenneth Lonergan)
Also: STARLESS DREAMS (Merhdad Oskouei), SHORT STAY (Ted Fendt), ALLIED (Robert Zemeckis), WEINER (Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg), LOVE & FRIENDSHIP (Whit Stillman), THE DREAMED PATH (Angela Schanelec), THE HUMAN SURGE (Eduardo Williams), AUSTERLITZ (Sergei Loznitsa), TONI ERDMANN (Maren Ade), THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV (Albert Serra), THE DREAMED ONES (Ruth Beckermann), THE GRADUATION (Claire Simon), AQUARIUS (Kleber Mendonça Filho), THE ILLINOIS PARABLES (Deborah Stratman), THE STAIRS (Hugh Gibson), THE PEARL (Jessica Dimmock, Christopher LaMarca), THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI (Juho Kuosmanen), THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES (Brett Story), O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA (Ezra Edelman), HELL OR HIGH WATER (David Mackenzie), MIDNIGHT SPECIAL (Jeff Nichols), A DECENT WOMAN (Lukas Valenta Rinner), CREEPY (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)MORRIS FROM AMERICA (Chad Hartigan), 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE (Dan Trachtenberg), TICKLED (David Farrier, Dylan Reeve), 20TH CENTURY WOMEN (Mike Mills)
Shorts: FOYER (Ismaïl Bahri), INDEFINITE PITCH (James N. Kienitz Wilkins), BURNING MOUNTAINS THAT SPEW FLAME (Helena Girón, Samuel M. Delgado), UNTITLED (Björn Kämmerer), LUNA E SANTUR (Joshua Gen Solondz)

2017
1. GOLDEN EXITS (Alex Ross Perry)
2. MARJORIE PRIME (Michael Almereyda)
3. QUEST (Jonathan Olshefski)
4. MY HAPPY FAMILY (Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Gross)