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  • The Harder They Come
  • Rockers
  • Blank Generation
  • The Blank Generation
  • Downtown '81

70s - 80s music, cities, rockers and punks

75 films

let me know what to add--especially independent films or documentaries (made at the time) from cities beyond New York.

  • Hackers
  • Ghost in the Machine
  • Brainscan
  • eXistenZ
  • The Lawnmower Man

Windows 95 horror, thrillers, and action

37 films

It sucks that nobody in '95 or so thought to make a horror movie about a hacker fighting a demon…

  • High Life
  • Highway to Hell
  • This Transient Life
  • Diaries, Notes, and Sketches
  • Bay of Angels

2020 in review

120 films

memorable first watches

  • The Lighthouse
  • The Devils
  • Opera
  • The Lure
  • The Exorcist III

2019 Shocktober complete

60 films

roughly ranked. Another fun season with a bunch of new favorites!

Rewatched The Witch and Daughters of Darkness

  • Cape Fear
  • Mermaid Legend
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Nomads
  • Blood Beat

Shocktober 2020 final

80 films

roughly ranked. I liked almost everything.

  • The Fog
  • The Lighthouse
  • Night Tide
  • Messiah of Evil
  • Evolution

Seaside horror

74 films

Not counting shark, undersea, or kaiju films as those are different vibes

  • The Hill and the Hole
  • The Psychic
  • Laurin
  • The Stone Tape
  • Woman from the Sea
  • The Turin Horse
  • Hard to Be a God
  • Akira
  • Blade Runner
  • Drive

I have them on discs

275 films

these are in my house in disc form.

not listed: the "By Brakhage" anthology

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • The Hills Have Eyes
  • The Serpent and the Rainbow
  • The People Under the Stairs
  • Cursed
  • Record of the Chinese Incident-Shanghai
  • Fighting Soldiers
  • Kobayashi Issa
  • The Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Hokusai

Japanese documentaries and experimental nonfiction

103 films

I'm including a few "noteworthy" films by non-Japanese directors. Started building from this list: mubi.com/lists/japanese-documentaries Resources on Naomi Kawase: screenculture.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/2020/04/03/themed-playlist-women-and-documentary-naomi-kawase-online/

  • Harakiri
  • Ran
  • Throne of Blood
  • Sansho the Bailiff
  • Kagemusha

Samurai movies & jidaigeki

61 films

Roughly ranked. Some of these I haven't seen in a very long time. I only listed the first films in…

  • High Life
  • The Favourite
  • Tropical Malady
  • Syndromes and a Century
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives