Sort by
  • We Still Kill the Old Way
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Acto da Primavera
  • Adieu Philippine
  • The Night of Counting the Years

Rarefilmm recommendations

254 films is an amazing resource, streaming more than 2,000 films which aren't legally available in the US or UK for…

  • Afrique 50
  • Voyage to Cythera
  • Dying
  • Camila
  • The Sword

cleaning up my hard drive - fall 2023 project

10 films

I have a habit of downloading movies and letting them accumulate on my hard drive, but space constraints (even on…

  • Citadel
  • Diamond 33

Wantlist - lost media

2 films

Certain films appear to have been scrubbed even from illegal sources. It's all the stranger when they're made by high-profile…

  • Ungentle
  • A Prince
  • All of Us Strangers
  • Orlando, My Political Biography
  • The Human Surge 3

2023 New York Film Festival plans

20 films

As of today (Sept. 14th), I have seen my first New York Film Festival entry. Since I'm writing an overview…

  • Pacifiction
  • John Wick: Chapter 4
  • Coma
  • Dry Ground Burning
  • Queens of the Qing Dynasty

mid-year top 10 list for 2023

10 films

My definition of a 2023 release may not be entirely coherent, but I've finally arrived at a point where I…

  • The Enchanted Desna
  • The Silence
  • Christine
  • Road
  • The Island Closest to Heaven

YouTube recommendations

137 films

Rare films come and go on YouTube like fruit flies dying off. But I thought it worth pointing out what…

  • Adoption
  • Deep Cover
  • The Carpathian Mushroom
  • Communion
  • West Indies

best older films seen for the first time in 2022

24 films

For this list, I'm defining "older" as "made before 2020." Pathetically recent, I know.

  • All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
  • The Cathedral
  • The Eternal Daughter
  • Feast
  • Jackass Forever

2022 top 10 list

10 films

Here's my top 10 list for 2022. The full version, with blurbs and runners-up, will appear in Gay City News…

  • Scream
  • The Last Thing Mary Saw
  • Compartment No. 6
  • Lesson of the Evil
  • As the Gods Will

published 2022 reviews

40 films

Links to my professional reviews for this year.

  • Utopia
  • Melody for a Street Organ
  • Morgiana
  • Lake Mungo
  • The Long Gray Line

apocryphal Sight and Sound 2022 ballot

10 films

As I expected, Sight and Sound did not ask me to vote in their 2022 poll. In the unlikely event…

  • First Graders
  • Gheysar
  • Still Life
  • The Apple
  • Gabbeh

Iranian cinema available to stream for free online

42 films

Many Iranian films which have never been legally available in the US on home video have come and gone from…

  • The Amusement Park
  • As the Gods Will
  • The Body Beautiful
  • Casting Blossoms to the Sky
  • Chameleon Street