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2021 favorites

8 films

There were some disappointing films this year..usually it's hard to narrow down a top ten but for this year I'm…

  • Never Let Me Go
  • Women Without Men
  • Brooklyn
  • Atonement
  • Persepolis

best film adaptations of books that I've read

15 films

It's usually a bad idea to watch movies of books you've read, as they're usually not nearly as good, and…

  • Mayor
  • Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold
  • Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
  • Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
  • The Gleaners and I

favorite documentaries

29 films

Sometimes I watch docs about a subject I'm really interested in but the film just doesn't do it for me…

  • Milford Graves Full Mantis
  • Imagine the Sound
  • Welcome II the Terrordome
  • Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Atlantics
  • Much Loved
  • Mustang
  • A Separation
  • Wanderers of the Desert

world cinema

40 films

  • The Battle of Algiers
  • Daughters of the Dust
  • You Were Never Really Here
  • I, Daniel Blake
  • Enter the Void
  • Lovers Rock
  • Suspiria
  • Pina
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Beau Travail

memorable dance scenes

17 films

i like a good dance scene. not necessarily the *best* dance scenes, but my personal favorites.

  • Fourteen
  • Melancholia
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Welcome to Me
  • Breaking the Waves

getting mental illness (mostly) right

18 films

too many films portray mental illness in a way that is offensive. as this issue is quite important to me,…

  • The Witch
  • The Village
  • Dracula
  • Shivers
  • Suspiria

horror films for people who aren't into horror as a genre

23 films

because i'm not a horror genre person but i do like spooky movies in October. films that happen to be…

  • Daughters of the Dust
  • Moonlight
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Get Out
  • Sorry to Bother You

Black voices

25 films

ongoing list of films i love that are by, about, or amplify black voices