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First-Time Watches of 2020

158 films

Everything I've watched for the first time in 2020, continually adding up until the end of the year. Not counting…

  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
  • The Fisher King
  • Parasite
  • The Princess Bride
  • Girlfriends

Ranking the TIFF People's Choice Award Winners

58 films

Every film that's won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival that I've also seen, ranked purely…

  • Nomadland
  • David Byrne's American Utopia
  • First Cow
  • Shirley
  • Da 5 Bloods

A Means to Start the Decade, Ranked

69 films

Ranking films with a 2020 release in Canada. Not counting festival releases, miniseries, or short films.

Recommendation line is between…

  • Spirited Away
  • Princess Mononoke
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Castle in the Sky

The Work of Hayao Miyazaki Ranked

11 films

For the general Studio Ghibli ranking, click here.

"Do everything by hand, even when using the computer."

Arguably the greatest…

  • Spirited Away
  • Princess Mononoke
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Castle in the Sky

Studio Ghibli Ranked

22 films

This is a list ranked based on both what I've seen and personal preference. Short films are not included. Out…

  • Do the Right Thing
  • Malcolm X
  • Bamboozled
  • 25th Hour
  • David Byrne's American Utopia

The Work of Spike Lee Ranked

22 films

"I've been blessed with the opportunity to express the views of black people who otherwise don't have access to power…

  • Shiva Baby
  • Night of the Kings
  • David
  • History of Civilization
  • 4 North A

TIFF 2020

11 films

Only attending digital events this year. Hopefully come next year I'll be back to seeing these in person.

Conversation sessions:…

  • 3 Women
  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
  • 8½
  • 12 Angry Men
  • The 400 Blows

My Criterion Collection

318 films

Everything from the Criterion Collection that I own. All Blu-Rays except where noted.

Box sets owned:

America Lost and Found:…

  • Heat
  • Miami Vice
  • Thief
  • Collateral
  • Public Enemies

The Work of Michael Mann Ranked

12 films

"If people are as ambitious as you are, you keep them close to you."

A filmmaker who perfected the look…

  • Rafiki
  • Madeline's Madeline
  • Cookie
  • The Portrait of a Lady
  • Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.

52 Films by Women: 2020

44 films

I'm taking part in this again this year like I did in 2018 and 2019. This list does not include…

  • Three Colors: Blue
  • Short Cuts
  • The Battle of Algiers
  • Rashomon
  • Aparajito

Ranking the Golden Lion Winners

42 films

Every film that won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival that I've also seen, ranked purely from personal…

  • Berlin Alexanderplatz
  • Dekalog
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Serial Experiments Lain

Miniseries Canon

9 films

Putting my favourite miniseries in their own place, separate from my own favourite films.