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  • A Forest Is Swaying

North Korea. They don't seem like bad people. Maybe it would be nice if they could all not die a horrible death.

1 film

Funny how every North Korean movie I've seen makes it clear how much they've suffered as a result of Western…

  • Pecado
  • La perra
  • Interrabang
  • Top Sensation
  • Spasmo


14 films

You know, Yachts. Sploitation.

There has to be much more that belongs on this list, suggestions very very welcome.


  • The Last Flight
  • Freaks
  • I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
  • Island of Lost Souls
  • El compadre Mendoza

Fifty favorites, as I'm feeling them today. (For an SCFZ poll.)

50 films

Updated on 4/21/2017 for a 3.0 version of the poll. Hmm, seems like I didn't "feel it" for any silents…

  • Ballet
  • Bolero
  • Cake Walk
  • Can-Can
  • Cha Cha

They did all sixteen dances!

27 films

Movies named after dances, one movie per dance. Suggestions welcome.

  • Max My Love
  • The Brand New Testament
  • The Life and Passion of Jesus Christ
  • The Irresistible Piano
  • The Airship Destroyer
  • Fante-Anne
  • Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler
  • Leonard Cohen: Bird on a Wire
  • Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen
  • The Song of Leonard Cohen
  • Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man
  • Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970

Goodbye, Leonard. Thank you for staying with us for so long.

15 films

Share your thoughts, leave flowers, etc.

  • Beauties of the Night
  • Everything Else
  • Lupe Under the Sun
  • Minezota
  • Pacific

Morelia Film Festival 2016

20 films

A selection of current Mexican arthouse and documentary features playing at the festival. All are available for viewers online until…

  • Doña Macabra
  • Para servir a usted

Hector Suarez in boxer shorts descending a staircase

2 films

Hunky little guy with his stuff flopping around -- what's not to like?

  • Bandidos
  • Shanghai Blues
  • Wake in Fright
  • Little Criminals
  • Mother Dao, the Turtlelike

Twenty favorite "discoveries" of 2015

20 films

Why twenty? If I was one step more inclusive, the list would have been seventy movies. Two steps more inclusive,…

  • Whispering Corridors
  • Angel of Light
  • The Demon
  • Incubus
  • Goodnight Mommy

It's the hoopiest time of the year.

20 films

I have no watchlist, no plan, no preconceptions... but I will be watching some horror movies during horror season, and…

  • El ahijado de la muerte
  • Macario
  • Under the Volcano
  • Día de difuntos

Dia de los muertos on film

4 films

Films that dramatize the actual ritual/celebration behavior as it is practiced. (Not just making something up to use as a…