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  • Rushmore
  • Joker
  • Tokyo Story
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Come and See


15 films

Every Friday, two of my friends and I get together to discuss a film selected the previous week. Selection duties…

  • Frozen II
  • The Report
  • The Farewell
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Terms of Endearment

Watched in 2020

125 films

These are all the films I watched in 2020.

  • Do the Right Thing
  • Moonlight
  • 13th
  • When They See Us
  • I Am Not Your Negro

Black Stories Matter

89 films

In light of the ongoing violent injustice toward black bodies, here is an incomplete, ever expanding list of films across…

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  • Frances Ha
  • Rashomon

Quarantine Rushmore

4 films

The four best films I have watched while in sheltering in place. In no particular order. Rewatches were not eligible.…

  • Cooley High
  • Juice
  • Da 5 Bloods

Four Friends: an unofficial trilogy

3 films

Thee different stories featuring four friendships torn apart by a traumatic relationship with their place informed by their race.

  • Medicine for Melancholy
  • Fruitvale Station
  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco

The Bay Area Chronicles: an unofficial trilogy

3 films

Three debut features wrestling with the Black experience in the Bay Area.

  • The Graduate
  • No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
  • Sing Street
  • Lost in Translation
  • Rushmore

Toe Tappers

26 films

Good films. Great soundtracks.

  • Frances Ha
  • Tokyo Story
  • The Half of It
  • The Irishman
  • The Painter and the Thief

Best of May: Just Five

5 films

5 of 28 A very subjective list, lovingly agonized over.

  • Out of Sight
  • The Limey
  • Erin Brockovich
  • Traffic
  • Ocean's Eleven

Peak Soderberg (the film from 1998 – 2001)

5 films

Four years. Five films. Any of which would be another director's Apex Mountain.