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Best Films of 2019, Ranked

17 films

An ongoing list.

  • Let the Sunshine In
  • Burning
  • The Favourite
  • Roma
  • First Reformed

Favorite Films of 2018 Updated

20 films

Two recently watched films force me to reevaluate my original list. To be honest, I'd have to rewatch Zama to…

  • Just Before Losing Everything
  • La Jetée
  • The So-Called Caryatids
  • The Pleasure of Love in Iran
  • Period. End of Sentence.

Shorts I've Watched and Where to Find Them

5 films

See notes for sources.

  • Little Joe
  • Pain and Glory
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Parasite
  • The Lighthouse
  • The Gleaners & I
  • Cléo from 5 to 7
  • Faces Places
  • Vagabond
  • One Sings, the Other Doesn't

Varda Films in Order Watched

11 films

The truth is that, in more than sixty years of filmmaking, she charted a course unlike any other. Her wave…

  • Cléo from 5 to 7
  • Vagabond
  • La Pointe-Courte
  • Jacquot de Nantes
  • The Gleaners & I

Films of Agnès Varda Ranked

11 films

Dans mes films, j'ai toujours voulu que les gens voient profondément. Je ne veux pas montrer des choses, mais leur…

  • The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque
  • Itinerary of a Spoiled Child
  • The Confession
  • Caché
  • La Cérémonie

French Screenplays I've Acquired

24 films

I find that reading screenplays is a great way to improve my French and explore film. Actually more practical than…

  • La Pointe-Courte
  • Journey to Italy
  • Diary of a Pregnant Woman
  • Along the Coast
  • O saisons, ô châteaux

Varda Rebooted ... with Companion Films

64 films

I've decided to restart my retrospective of the films of Agnès Varda. Ten films in, it's been tremendously fun ...…

  • Let the Sunshine In
  • Burning
  • The Favourite
  • Roma
  • First Reformed

Favorite Films of 2018 (US Release Dates)

20 films

In the last year, I've become a more thoughtful filmgoer. In the process, I have come to understand what makes…

  • In Fabric
  • What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael
  • Chained for Life
  • An Elephant Sitting Still
  • Los Reyes

MSPIFF38 (2019)

7 films

Films I am scheduled to see at the 2019 Minneapolis - St Paul International Film Festiva

  • Annie Hall
  • Jules and Jim
  • Cléo from 5 to 7
  • Household Saints
  • All About My Mother

All-Time Favorite Films (as of now)

22 films

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