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Cinematic Blindspots - Directors Edition

32 films

A list of movies I have yet to see (and really need to see) from directors I love.

Max 3…

  • Blue Is the Warmest Color
  • Spring Breakers
  • Side Effects
  • Her
  • Before Midnight

Top Ten of 2013 (In Retrospect)

10 films

I always liked the Little White Lies' ranking system of Anticipation, Enjoyment and In Retrospect. It takes into account how…

  • The Tree of Life
  • Blue Is the Warmest Color
  • Secrets & Lies
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
  • Amour

Palme D'or winners I've seen

16 films

I tried to rank them but couldn't.

Some of these films are too great/too different to compare to one another.…

  • Her
  • Short Term 12
  • Before Midnight
  • Spring Breakers
  • Blue Is the Warmest Color

Lost Connections (best of 2013)

45 films

Best films of 2013 (films ranked 4 stars or more).

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Meek's Cutoff
  • Rachel Getting Married
  • Norwegian Wood
  • Under the Skin

The Actresses - a new generation

18 films

As we finally see the slow rise in the number of films that portray strong women or have female characters…

  • Nights of Cabiria
  • The 400 Blows
  • The Shining
  • The Purple Rose of Cairo
  • Grave of the Fireflies

If I Had To Choose...Top Ten of All Time

10 films

My personal ten best films of all time.

These influence and reflect my philosophies, anxieties and fantasies. These have altered…

  • The Social Network
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Toy Story 3
  • The Ghost Writer
  • Inception

Who Am I? (best of 2010)

17 films

My personal top ten films of 2010 (based on Letterboxd release dates). Numbers 11+ are honourable mentions. Not necessarily movies…

  • The Tree of Life
  • Melancholia
  • A Separation
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • Midnight in Paris

The Beginning and the End (best of 2011)

28 films

Best films of 2011

I've also given 'awards' Oscar-style (see notes).

The theme of the year seems to be about…

  • Amour
  • The Social Network
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Boyhood
  • Side Effects

The Usuals or, the top 35 most important directors working today

35 films

A list of directors working today whose works I will see no matter what. These filmmakers have such distinct voices…

  • Spring Breakers
  • Under the Skin
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Shining
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Movies are dreams projected on screen

54 films

The movies that make you feel like you've just woken up from a dream after you watch it.

They are…

  • Tom at the Farm
  • Starred Up
  • Boyhood
  • Jodorowsky's Dune
  • Locke

Sydney Film Festival 2014 Schedule

27 films

The films I'm seeing during the 12 day festival.

At 25 films this is the most I've seen.

Let's pray…

  • Her
  • Short Term 12
  • Before Midnight
  • Spring Breakers
  • Inside Llewyn Davis

Top Ten of 2013

11 films