2016

Oscar Lau Oscar Lau’s year in review

Oscar’s highest rated films

  • Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

    ★★★★★

  • Safety Last!

    ★★★★★

  • Kanal

    ★★★★★

  • He Who Gets Slapped

    ★★★★★

  • Ashes and Diamonds

    ★★★★★

  • Kikujiro

    ★★★★★

  • Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    ★★★★★

  • The Handmaiden

    ★★★★★

  • The Blue Kite

    ★★★★★

  • The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum

    ★★★★★

  • Nobody Knows

    ★★★★★

  • Hiroshima Mon Amour

    ★★★★★

  • Night and Fog

    ★★★★★

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    ★★★★★

  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

    ★★★★★

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    ★★★★★

Films by week

Jan Dec
  • 506 Films watched
  • 42.2 Average per month
  • 9.7 Average per week

Milestones

First Film

Gregory's Girl

Jan 1

Most Watched

Kung Fu Panda 3

twice

Night and Fog

twice

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

twice

Last Film

Assassin's Creed

Dec 31

Genres, Countries & Languages

Drama
330 films
Comedy
124 films
Romance
89 films
Thriller
65 films
Action
56 films
Crime
52 films
Documentary
42 films
Adventure
39 films
History
33 films
Fantasy
32 films
USA
207 films
Japan
95 films
France
77 films
UK
62 films
Germany
41 films
Italy
30 films
Poland
15 films
China
11 films
Taiwan
10 films
Netherlands
10 films
English
284 films
Japanese
99 films
French
71 films
German
47 films
Italian
33 films
Spanish
31 films
Chinese
19 films
Russian
18 films
Polish
16 films

Breakdown

2016 Releases Older

Watches Re-watches

Reviewed Not Reviewed

★★★★★

Ratings spread

Watched 2 Added 1

Watchlist

Stars

Directors

Crew

Oscar’s most liked review

A Brighter Summer Day

★★★★★

Added to: Sight and Sound Greatest Films
Added to: My 100 All Time Favorite Films

A Brighter Summer Day "traumatized" me years ago, even with the hazy video quality from the YouTube, I was immediately transfixed and the four hours running time just flew by, leaving a sense of emptiness…

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Oscar’s most liked list

Robert Bresson, Ranked

This self-made project of going through the complete filmography of Robert Bresson is aimed to coincide with the retrospective screening of eleven of his films in Hong Kong organised by HKIFF

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Highs and Lows

Highest Average

A Brighter Summer Day
Average weighted rating:

4.4

Lowest Average

Independence Day: Resurgence
Average weighted rating:

2.1

Most Popular

Deadpool
Average weighted rating:

3.7

Most Obscure

The Lessons of Polish Cinema

Films watched in 2016

  • Assassin's Creed
  • When I Was Dead
  • Madame DuBarry
  • Underworld
  • The King of Kings
  • Borderline
  • Mother
  • The Iron Horse
  • The Unknown
  • Wings
  • Neighbors
  • The Scarecrow
  • The Jazz Singer
  • The Love of Jeanne Ney
  • Steamboat Willie
  • The Skeleton Dance
  • The High Sign
  • The Goat
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Body and Soul
  • Enthusiasm
  • The Finances of the Grand Duke
  • Cœur fidèle
  • Kino-pravda no. 21
  • The Thief of Bagdad
  • Kino Eye
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Master of the House
  • Ménilmontant
  • The Great White Silence
  • Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge
  • Die Nibelungen: Siegfried
  • College
  • Battling Butler
  • One Week
  • Go West
  • Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius
  • Safety Last!
  • Three Ages
  • Nanook of the North
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Moana
  • Phantom
  • Häxan
  • The Phantom Carriage
  • Kanal
  • The Haunted Castle
  • He Who Gets Slapped
  • A Man There Was
  • The 47 Ronin
  • The Wedding
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Landscape After Battle
  • Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
  • The Squid and the Whale
  • One-Eyed Jacks
  • Everything for Sale
  • A Generation
  • Dreams
  • Short Working Day
  • Personnel
  • First Love
  • Pedestrian Subway
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades
  • The World of Geisha
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance
  • Kids Return
  • Love Hotel
  • Doctor Strange
  • The Lessons of Polish Cinema
  • Ashes and Diamonds
  • The Fourth Man
  • Hunting Flies
  • The Ashes
  • Horse Feathers
  • Monkey Business
  • Animal Crackers
  • The Cocoanuts
  • Elle
  • The Pottery at Ilza
  • Basic Instinct
  • Black Book
  • Kikujiro
  • A Scene at the Sea
  • Boiling Point
  • The Mohican Comes Home
  • Violent Cop
  • Cronos
  • Soldier of Orange
  • Snowden
  • Korczak
  • Passenger
  • Flesh + Blood
  • Katie Tippel
  • Turkish Delight
  • The Lady of Musashino
  • Three Stories of Love
  • Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
  • Not One Less
  • Hex
  • Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
  • Kaili Blues
  • Café Society
  • The Handmaiden
  • Valley of the Dolls
  • The Blue Kite
  • One Way or Another
  • The Story of Qiu Ju
  • Old Well
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Three
  • The Magnificent Seven
  • We Still Kill the Old Way
  • A Quiet Place in the Country
  • The Working Class Goes to Paradise
  • The Assassin
  • The 10th Victim
  • Portrait of Madame Yuki
  • Flame of My Love
  • Women of the Night
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • The Love of the Actress Sumako
  • Utamaro and His Five Women
  • Victory of Women
  • The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum
  • Train to Busan
  • Jack-Jack Attack
  • The Iron Giant
  • The Straits of Love and Hate
  • Sisters of the Gion
  • Osaka Elegy
  • Oyuki the Virgin
  • The Poppy
  • The Downfall of Osen
  • The Water Magician
  • Julieta
  • A Serious Man
  • Burn After Reading
  • The Man Who Wasn't There
  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • The Hudsucker Proxy
  • The Leopard Man
  • Stars in My Crown
  • Chimes at Midnight
  • The Immortal Story
  • Night Train to Munich
  • A Taste of Honey
  • Midnight Run
  • Rashomon
  • The Wicked Lady
  • Madonna of the Seven Moons
  • The Man in Grey
  • Love Story
  • Pink Floyd - The Wall
  • Cover Girl
  • The Stars Look Down
  • Wakefield Express
  • Meet the Pioneers
  • This Sporting Life
  • Momma Don't Allow
  • Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words
  • Gigi
  • Look Back in Anger
  • Sculptures by Sofu - Vita
  • Antonio Gaudí
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Suicide Squad
  • The Bourne Supremacy
  • The Bourne Identity
  • The Incredibles
  • Rikyu
  • Deep Red
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • Ghostbusters
  • After the Storm
  • Ako
  • Tokyo 1958
  • Ikebana
  • Air Doll
  • The Entertainer
  • Bronco Bullfrog
  • Hana
  • The New World
  • Nobody Knows
  • Maborosi
  • Victim
  • Finding Dory
  • The League of Gentlemen
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • Finding Nemo
  • All Night Long
  • Muriel, or the Time of Return
  • Sapphire
  • A Place to Go
  • Everybody Wants Some!!
  • Here's to the Young Lady
  • Statues Also Die
  • All the World's Memory

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Highly rated films Oscar missed

  • Lemonade
  • Black Mirror: San Junipero
  • Bo Burnham: Make Happy
  • One More Time with Feeling
  • 13th
  • Martírio
  • How to Build a Time Machine
  • My Life as a Zucchini

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