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Films of Agnès Varda Ranked (Shorts)

12 films

Narrative and documentary shorts included here. I have separate lists for narrative features, for documentary features, and for making-of and…

  • Benedetta
  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
  • Booksmart
  • Bound
  • But I'm a Cheerleader

Lesbian Cinema Starter Kit

32 films

Movies for a dear young friend of mine who recently came out. Included films with a strong theme of friendship…

  • Hereditary
  • Fox and His Friends
  • Dorian Gray
  • Possession
  • Cure

Mo and Me at the Movies

16 films

My buddy Motasem and I have regular online movie dates. We don't have quite the same taste, but our track…

  • Wings of Desire
  • Amélie
  • Moonstruck
  • A Christmas Tale
  • Carol
  • Law of Desire
  • Matador
  • Pain and Glory
  • Dottie Gets Spanked

The Gay Auteurs : Fassbinder, Jarman, Almodóvar, Riggs, Ozon, Araki, Haynes

23 films

Going through the filmographies of these great directors in no particular order. Listed chronologically by date first watched (since 2018).

  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
  • Petite Maman
  • Zola
  • Little Girl
  • All Hands on Deck!

2021 Films, Ranked

18 films

Excludes shorts. Based on U.S. release dates, but omitting 2021 releases included in 2020 Oscars eligibility (e.g., Judas and the…

  • Long Day's Journey Into Night
  • What's Up, Doc?
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Annie Hall
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Favorite Repeaters

16 films

Some I rewatch all the way through because they have become part of my psychological matrix. Some are short enough…

  • The Meetings of Anna
  • The Aviator's Wife
  • Daisies
  • Happy Together
  • White Material

First Watched in 2021, Ranked

56 films

Films from 2019 or before. Includes Varda, Akerman, and Denis titles. Excludes shorts.

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Cléo from 5 to 7
  • Annie Hall
  • Household Saints
  • All About My Mother

All-Time Favorite Films

46 films

A list based on sentiment, not perceived quality. These would make up my Desert Island collection. There are a couple…

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Long Day's Journey Into Night
  • Ash Is Purest White
  • Pain and Glory
  • The Souvenir

2019 Films, Ranked

73 films

An ongoing list. US release date. The film Sauvage is included in 2019, when it played US festivals, despite no…

  • Suspiria
  • Ad Astra
  • Deerskin
  • Titane

Annual "Suspiria Award" for Pretentious Claptrap

4 films

Starting in 2018, award for the most self-important, misguided, and ineptly executed film to which I have risked exposing myself.

  • Cléo from 5 to 7: Remembrances and Anecdotes
  • Vagabond: Remembrances, Interviews, Notes and Comments

Films of Agnès Varda Ranked (Making-Of Material)

2 films

Only the making-of and other ancillary material that Varda directed is included here. I have separate lists for for narrative…