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2019

13 films

The best of my 2019. This only includes recent releases.

  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
  • Dishonored
  • Stella Dallas
  • Monsieur Verdoux
  • Godzilla

15

15 films

15 quintessential films that define who I am right now (September 2019).

Also, a reminder of perennial gratitude to Neil

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Salem's Lot
  • The Mangler
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
  • Spontaneous Combustion

Tobe Hooper

20 films

A selection of films from Tobe Hooper, who has been tinkering with my imagination recently in the same way George…

  • In the Realm of the Senses
  • Taboo
  • Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
  • Cruel Story of Youth
  • Death by Hanging

Ōshima Nagisa

10 films

Ōshima Nagisa is by far the Japanese director I love the most. He marked my soul with images that will…

  • Rachel Getting Married
  • Something Wild
  • Beloved
  • Stop Making Sense
  • Melvin and Howard

Jonathan Demme

20 films

A selection of Jonathan Demme's films, because sometimes I forget how much he means to me and how important a…

  • Pasolini
  • Mary
  • Go Go Tales
  • King of New York
  • Napoli, Napoli, Napoli

Abel Ferrara

15 films

A selection of my favourite films from Abel Ferrara.

  • Spring Breakers
  • Mister Lonely
  • The Beach Bum
  • Act da Fool
  • Julien Donkey-Boy

Harmony Korine

10 films

A selection of works from a soldier of cinema. Even when he fails or he goes ape-shit, Harmony Korine finds…

  • No Such Thing
  • Trust
  • Fay Grim
  • The Unbelievable Truth
  • Flirt

Hal Hartley

15 films

A selection of Hal Hartley's works, a director who has become very dear to me lately.

  • A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon
  • The Heroic Trio
  • Bullets Over Summer
  • Kung Fu Hustle
  • The Blade

Made in Hong Kong

30 films

30 of my favourite Hong Kong films.

  • An Elephant Sitting Still
  • Ready Player One
  • People of the Lake
  • Padmaavat
  • A Simple Favor

2018

20 films

The best recent stuff seen in 2018. More thoughts on this year in cinema here: www.filmsinwords.eu/round-up/2018/12/12/my2018.html