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Carlos' Personal Canon o' Faves (Long-Form Edition)

752 films

With a top 30, arranged chronologically. The rest are movies (arranged in chrono order) which I induct in the Canon…

  • Christ Stopped at Eboli
  • Pasolini
  • Grass
  • My First Film
  • Asako I & II
  • Imitation of Life
  • City Lights
  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • Au Hasard Balthazar
  • El Norte


16 films

tearjerkers, convulsive tears (not simply the errant lone teardrop—a beautiful category in its own right), the films that have pushed…

  • Before the Nickelodeon: The Cinema of Edwin S. Porter
  • The Cheat
  • Within Our Gates
  • Metropolis
  • Blonde Venus

Yale Film Watchlist

29 films

I'll be starting a PhD in Art History and Film and Media Studies at Yale University in the fall! They…

  • Notorious
  • Only Angels Have Wings
  • To Have and Have Not
  • The Big Sleep
  • Christmas in July

Films I've Seen At The Stanford Theatre

200 films

My happiest place on Earth (move over, Disneyland) and the best home away from Home! Link:

Arranged in the…

  • The Dawn Patrol
  • Six of a Kind
  • Murder at the Vanities
  • The Devil Is a Woman
  • Man on the Flying Trapeze

New-to-Me in 2018

60 films

I'm just realizing I never did a 2018 roundup of my favorite new watches, discoveries, eye-openers, etc. Graduated, moved to…

  • Les Carabiniers
  • Broken Blossoms
  • The Musketeers of Pig Alley
  • Fat City
  • Rear Window

Manny Farber's Film Syllabus - Winter 1988

23 films

The films shown by Farber in his legendary film survey at the University of California, San Diego, the last semester…

  • Some Came Running
  • Faces
  • La La Land
  • Pierrot le Fou
  • Robin and Marian

Abstraction and the Movies — An Exhibition

21 films

So since October, I've been preparing an exhibition for the Anderson Collection, a museum of modern and contemporary American art…

  • A Trip Down Market St. before the Fire
  • Les Vampires
  • Sherlock, Jr.
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg

My Favorite Films (June 11, 2018)

313 films

The list I gave my school newspaper, the Stanford Daily, the week I graduated as an undergraduate senior. I'll certainly…

  • Deewaar

Carlos' Wall

1 film

Consider this my Facebook-ish Letterboxd wall. Leave any comments/questions/suggestions here. Have a nice day!!!

  • Elmer Gantry
  • The Apartment
  • The Hustler
  • Sweet Bird of Youth
  • Wild River

Molly Haskell: "There were some memorable women's performances in the 1960s"

44 films

In From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies. Actor's name in notes.

  • About Elly
  • Ace in the Hole
  • Across the Universe
  • Alphaville
  • America America