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  • There Will Be Blood
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Vertigo
  • The Shining
  • Punch-Drunk Love

Best Music (Scores and Soundtracks)

128 films

If there’s one non-human thing I love more than film, it’s probably music. This list is my attempt to recognise…

  • There Will Be Blood
  • GoodFellas
  • Three Colors: Blue
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Wings of Desire

Directors’ League (Top 100)

100 films

I've enjoyed other people's Directors’ Leagues, so I’m excited to throw mine into the mix.

I've come up with a…

  • Wings of Desire
  • Vertigo
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Andrei Rublev

Top 200

200 films

My Top 200 films of all time, roughly ranked and forever being fiddled with. Mostly ★★★★★ and ★★★★½ films.

  • Three Colors: Blue
  • Three Colors: White
  • Three Colors: Red

The Three Colours Trilogy reimagined as music

3 films

The Three Colours Trilogy could be film conceived as music. It is like a concerto in three movements, with a…

  • The Souvenir
  • Parasite
  • The Irishman
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Sight and Sound Best Films of 2019

50 films

Sight and Sound’s annual poll of the 50 best films of the year. The criteria for inclusion appears to be…

  • Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers
  • Wax, or: The Discovery of Television Among the Bees
  • I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle
  • Topless Women Talk About Their Lives
  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Weird, peculiar or otherwise memorable titles

27 films

A collection of unusually imaginative or silly titles that have caught my eye.

  • Andrei Rublev
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Jacquot de Nantes
  • Beanpole

NZIFF 2019

31 films

A good vintage in Wellington