Taipei Story (1985, Edward Yang)

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One important, vital aspect of my heritage that took me far too long to understand was the role of the Taiwanese dialect, specifically Taiwanese Hokkien. For many years, my parents spoke to each other semi-frequently in a language that sounded similar to the Mandarin that I knew, but which was generally unintelligible to me. I must confess that I still know very few words of Hokkien, but more important to me is the context in which my parents used it. Whether they intended it as such or not, I always felt as if they were keeping some form of secret from me, discussing things in front of my sister and me that we couldn’t understand, whether we wanted to or not.

Taipei Story, Edward Yang’s second masterful feature, doesn’t traffic in this level of a language barrier, but its use of language is no less revealing. In its portrayal of two estranged partners – Lung (Hou Hsiao-hsien) and Chin (Tsai Chin) – living in a rapidly modernizing Taipei, the film switches frequently and consistently between Hokkien and Mandarin Chinese. Without perhaps no exceptions, the conversations that only involve Lung, whether it be with childhood friends or elderly acquaintances, utilize Hokkien, while all conversations involving Chin – except those, crucially, with her parents – use Mandarin.

Though it is never stated outright in the film, my general impression of the role of Mandarin in Taiwan is that of the language of modernity – notably, Hokkien was banned in schools until roughly around the time this film was made. Accordingly, the business world of Chin and the deadbeat society of Lung are carried out in entirely different manners of speaking.

Yang is wise to never make Taipei Story a simple story of the struggle between the memories of the past, which Lung is never able to shake off, and the promises of the future. The conflict is complicated by both parties: Lung constantly tries to move to the United States, in a way not dissimilar to that of my own father, while Chin falls in with the youthful biker gangs that her younger sister hangs out with. Both members of the couple, to put it plainly, strive to capture and retain something of their youth while still prospering in the modern capitalist society of the mid-’80s.

In Yang’s vision of Taipei, this seems to be little more than a fantasy, as one has to choose between one or the other. But of course, this is never approached in a didactic or obvious manner, allowing for, as the film puts it, fleeting moments of hope to linger. That the film is maybe the most tragic of the Yangs I’ve seen is a testament to this sense of latent fatalism, of people too caught in the past, whether they realize it or not.

Through these inextricably entwined journeys, Yang shoots with his particular combination of intimacy and distance that never fails to surprise and move me. A shot from the other side of a mammoth office building, two perfectly rhymed tracking shots, numerous gazes down onto the busy streets of Taipei, all coalescing perfectly with the immaculately posed figures quietly discussing troubles in an apartment, or on a playground, or at a bar.

Those figures move inexorably towards their ends – one trading the world of physical architecture for the digital architecture of big data, the other beaten in a final attempt to prove his own sense of self-worth over the generation already overtaking him – but they do so with an inordinate sense of care on the part of Yang. Not one interaction, one small gesture ultimately feels out of place, and what resonates is the forlorn face of Lung, the implacability of Chin, each equally conveying an overwhelming sadness.

January 2018 Capsules

Millennium Mambo
“Dream of a dove flying.”

Always on the cusp of something but stranded in the moment, many beginnings but no endings.

A Man Escaped
There’s something very vital about the subtitle of A Man Escaped or: The Wind Bloweth Where It Listeth, which I can’t recall reading before I actually saw the film. Lifted from a scene almost exactly at the midpoint of the film, it is one of the points where the film becomes its most clear and removed from the (terrific) abstraction that otherwise characterizes it. Through the words of Jesus through John, as spoken by our hero Fontaine, the escape that he succeeds at is directly equated with spiritual salvation, even as his predecessor is being shot at that very moment. This divergence between the realm of the spiritual and the realm of the actual is key, layering ideas of transcendence that never distract from the intense, slow procedure of escape but rather enhance and contextualize them. Without more than a hint of background given to Fontaine, the viewer must draw the reason, the emotion from the struggle to survive itself, and the cell becomes its own crucible. Whether it is faith, chance, sheer will, or a combination of all that enables Fontaine to make his escape, there is no way to describe that feeling of cathartic release other than overwhelming grace.

The Hole
Yes, those musical sequences. Even if they weren’t so delightfully varied, so transcendently effervescent and yet grounded in the dilapidated Taipei that traps the protagonists, their programming alone is nothing short of masterful. I hadn’t noticed the placement of them at ~15 minute intervals, but what matters is their complete harmony with the emotional tenor of the film’s development, coming just after what would be considered an emotional crescendo in a regular movie and acting as the logical extension of that.

But, of course, this is still the realm of Tsai Ming-liang. The overtly apocalyptic tone and scenario feels like his trademark vision pushed to a kind of breaking point, and it’s remarkable to see his locked-down perspectives open up to no small degree, boasting pans, extended tracking shots, and even what appears to be a handheld shot, hurtling through a mall as it follows a squad of exterminators. But these don’t disrupt the stasis so much as heighten it, fleshing out the spaces so as to render them all the more claustrophobic yet cavernous. Decay and madness come hand in hand, the malaise is literalized, and any method of escape, no matter how fleeting, is what matters.

2018 First Watches

Renewed Appreciation: Yourself and Yours, Dragon Inn, Pierrot le fou, Alphaville, Au hasard Balthazar, A Woman Is a Woman, Kaili Blues, The Florida Project, Collateral, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Day After, Masculin féminin

Shorts: “Je vous salue, Sarajevo,” “Orderly or Disorderly,” “Brouillard: Passage #14,” “Lost in the Mountains,” “Heaven Is Still Far Away,” “Associations,” “Six Cents in the Pocket,” “Dyketactics,” “Spiral Jetty,” “The Grandmother,” “…A Valparaiso,” “Joseph Kilian,” “Rodeo,” “Nine Behind”

  1. Only Angels Have Wings (1939, Howard Hawks) [May]
  2. Taipei Story (1985, Edward Yang) [January]
  3. Sansho the Bailiff (1954, Kenji Mizoguchi) [January]
  4. Gertrud (1964, Carl Theodor Dreyer) [April]
  5. That Day, on the Beach (1983, Edward Yang) [June]
  6. My Neighbor Totoro (1988, Hayao Miyazaki) [February]
  7. The Hole (1998, Tsai Ming-liang) [January]
  8. 2046 (2004, Wong Kar-wai) [March]
  9. Cure (1997, Kiyoshi Kurosawa) [March]
  10. Les Vampires (1915, Louis Feuillade) [March]
  11. Seven Chances (1925, Buster Keaton) [March]
  12. First Reformed (2017, Paul Schrader) [May]
  13. Woman in the Dunes (1964, Hiroshi Teshigahara) [February]
  14. Millennium Mambo (2001, Hou Hsiao-hsien) [January]
  15. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944, Vincente Minnelli) [February]
  16. Spione (1928, Fritz Lang) [April]
  17. Still Life (2006, Jia Zhangke) [May]
  18. Fallen Angels (1995, Wong Kar-wai) [February]
  19. A Man Escaped (1956, Robert Bresson) [January]
  20. Unforgiven (1992, Clint Eastwood) [February]
  21. Happy Together (1997, Wong Kar-wai) [February]
  22. The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (1966, Roberto Rossellini) [June]
  23. The Lusty Men (1952, Nicholas Ray) [March]
  24. Legend of the Mountain (1979, King Hu) [January]
  25. Charulata (1964, Satyajit Ray) [March]
  26. Tokyo Olympiad (1965, Kon Ichikawa) [February]
  27. Oxhide II (2009, Liu Jiayin) [April]
  28. Come Drink With Me (1966, King Hu) [May]
  29. Insiang (1976, Lino Brocka) [January]
  30. Nobody’s Daughter Haewon (2013, Hong Sang-soo) [January]
  31. Red Beard (1965, Akira Kurosawa) [April]
  32. The World (2004, Jia Zhangke) [February]
  33. Simon of the Desert (1965, Luis Buñuel) [April]
  34. Applause (1929, Rouben Mamoulian) [June]
  35. Hamlet (2000, Michael Almereyda) [February]
  36. Memories of Underdevelopment (1968, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea) [February]
  37. Oxhide (2005, Liu Jiayin) [April]
  38. The Servant (1963, Joseph Losey) [January]
  39. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965, Sergei Parajanov) [April]
  40. Mikey and Nicky (1976, Elaine May) [February]
  41. The Wedding March (1928, Erich von Stroheim) [April]
  42. Blissfully Yours (2002, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) [February]
  43. The Fate of Lee Khan (1973, King Hu) [January]
  44. The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet) [May]
  45. U.S. Go Home (1994, Claire Denis) [March]
  46. The Koumiko Mystery (1965, Chris Marker) [April]
  47. The War Is Over (1966, Alain Resnais) [May]
  48. 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (1967, Jean-Luc Godard) [April]
  49. Zama (2017, Lucrecia Martel) [February]
  50. The Exterminating Angel (1962, Luis Buñuel) [January]
  51. Un beau soleil intérieur (2017, Claire Denis) [May]
  52. Three Colors: Blue (1993, Krzysztof Kieslowski) [April]
  53. I Am Cuba (1964, Mikhail Kalatozov) [February]
  54. Awaara (1951, Raj Kapoor) [April]
  55. The Brig (1964, Jonas Mekas) [March]
  56. Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (2000, Hong Sang-soo) [June]
  57. Triple Agent (2004, Eric Rohmer) [April]
  58. Portrait of Jason (1967, Shirley Clarke) [June]
  59. Before We Vanish (2017, Kiyoshi Kurosawa) [March]
  60. Harakiri (1962, Masaki Kobayashi) [January]
  61. Magnificent Obsession (1954, Douglas Sirk) [February]
  62. Isle of Dogs (2018, Wes Anderson) [March]
  63. At the Top of the Stairs (1983, Paul Vecchiali) [May]
  64. Junior Bonner (1972, Sam Peckinpah) [March]
  65. Not Reconciled (1965, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet) [March]
  66. Unknown Pleasures (2002, Jia Zhangke) [January]
  67. Nothing But a Man (1964, Michael Roemer) [February]
  68. The Round-Up (1966, Miklós Jancsó) [May]
  69. The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962, Robert Bresson) [January]
  70. Les Carabiniers (1963, Jean-Luc Godard) [June]
  71. Dishonored (1931, Josef von Sternberg) [April]
  72. Samurai Rebellion (1967, Masaki Kobayashi) [June]
  73. The Great Silence (1968, Sergio Corbucci) [May]
  74. Pasazerka (1963, Andrzej Munk) [March]
  75. The Burmese Harp (1956, Kon Ichikawa) [May]
  76. The Big City (1963, Satyajit Ray) [March]
  77. The Beaches of Agnès (2008, Agnès Varda) [April]
  78. Dil Se.. (1998, Mani Ratnam) [March]
  79. Good Manners (2017, Marco Dutra & Juliana Rojas) [June]
  80. Western (2017, Valeska Grisebach) [January]
  81. Ismael’s Ghosts (2017, Arnaud Desplechin) [May]
  82. Le Petit Soldat (1960, Jean-Luc Godard) [April]
  83. The Commuter (2018, Jaume Collet-Serra) [January]
  84. Le Départ (1967, Jerzy Skolimowski) [June]
  85. Made in U.S.A (1966, Jean-Luc Godard) [June]
  86. Mysterious Object at Noon (2000, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) [January]
  87. Repo Man (1984, Alex Cox) [February]
  88. Band of Outsiders (1964, Jean-Luc Godard) [February]
  89. Il Mare (1962, Giuseppe Patroni Griffi) [January]
  90. Bicycle Thieves (1948, Vittorio De Sica) [April]
  91. In Our Time (1982, Omnibus) [March]
  92. Hamlet (1964, Grigori Kozintsev) [February]
  93. Lover for a Day (2017, Philippe Garrel) [April]
  94. Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator (1967, Dusan Makavejev) [May]
  95. sex, lies, and videotape (1989, Steven Soderbergh) [February]
  96. I fidanzati (1963, Ermanno Olmi) [January]
  97. The Lady Without Camelias (1953, Michelangelo Antonioni) [April]
  98. Loves of a Blonde (1965, Milos Forman) [April]
  99. Shin Heike Monogatari (1955, Kenji Mizoguchi) [March]
  100. Walkover (1965, Jerzy Skolimowski) [March]
  101. Troublemakers (1966, Norman Fruchter & Robert Machover) [May]
  102. Show People (1928, King Vidor) [June]
  103. The Green Fog (2017, Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson & Galen Johnson) [April]
  104. Game Night (2018, John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein) [March]
  105. Life Upside Down (1964, Alain Jessua) [March]
  106. Enjo (1958, Kon Ichikawa) [February]
  107. Yesterday Girl (1966, Alexander Kluge) [May]
  108. Shakespeare Wallah (1965, James Ivory) [March]
  109. American Dreams (Lost and Found) (1984, James Benning) [April]
  110. The Shameless Old Lady (1965, René Allio) [May]
  111. Black Panther (2018, Ryan Coogler) [February]
  112. In the Midst of Life (1963, Robert Enrico) [January]
  113. The 15:17 to Paris (2018, Clint Eastwood) [February]
  114. Elvira Madigan (1967, Bo Widerberg) [June]
  115. Accattone (1961, Pier Paolo Pasolini) [May]
  116. King & Country (1964, Joseph Losey) [February]
  117. Félicité (2017, Alain Gomis) [January]
  118. Six in Paris (1965, Omnibus) [March]
  119. Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971, Melvin Van Peebles) [June]
  120. The Hunt (1966, Carlos Saura) [May]
  121. Glory Sky (1962, Takis Kanellopoulos) [January]
  122. Identification Marks: None (1964, Jerzy Skolimowski) [March]
  123. Raven’s End (1963, Bo Widerberg) [May]
  124. Diary of a Chambermaid (1964, Luis Buñuel) [February]
  125. Ready Player One (2018, Steven Spielberg) [April]
  126. The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966, Pier Paolo Pasolini) [April]
  127. Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963, Omnibus) [January]
  128. She and He (1963, Susumu Hani) [March]
  129. Before the Revolution (1964, Bernardo Bertolucci) [March]
  130. 24 Frames (2017, Abbas Kiarostami) [April]
  131. Sandra (1965, Luchino Visconti) [April]
  132. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018, Ron Howard) [May]
  133. Three (1965, Aleksandar Petrovic) [May]
  134. Fists in the Pocket (1965, Marco Bellocchio) [March]
  135. Jamaica Inn (1939, Alfred Hitchcock) [January]
  136. Qui trop embrasse… (1986, Jacques Davila) [May]
  137. Mickey One (1965, Arthur Penn) [March]
  138. Barrier (1966, Jerzy Skolimowski) [June]
  139. Three Colors: White (1994, Krzysztof Kieslowski) [April]
  140. The Guilty (2018, Gustav Möller) [May]
  141. Fail to Appear (2017, Antoine Bourges) [April]
  142. Last Men in Aleppo (2017, Feras Fayyad) [January]
  143. Father (1966, István Szabó) [June]
  144. The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (1966, André Delvaux) [May]
  145. Barravento (1962, Glauber Rocha) [January]
  146. Ava (2017, Sadaf Foroughi) [June]
  147. Hallelujah the Hills (1963, Adolfas Mekas) [January]
  148. All the Money in the World (2017, Ridley Scott) [January]
  149. Hands Over the City (1963, Francesco Rosi) [February]
  150. Quiet Please, Murder (1942, John Larkin) [February]
  151. Hunger (1966, Henning Carlsen) [May]
  152. Fail-Safe (1964, Sidney Lumet) [February]
  153. Les Créatures (1966, Agnès Varda) [April]
  154. Alone Across the Pacific (1963, Kon Ichikawa) [March]
  155. Young Törless (1966, Volker Schlöndorff) [June]
  156. L’Age d’Or (1930, Luis Buñuel) [February]
  157. The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018, Desiree Akhavan) [May]
  158. Avengers: Infinity War (2018, Anthony & Joe Russo) [April]
  159. La commare secca (1962, Bernardo Bertolucci) [April]
  160. Knave of Hearts (1954, René Clément) [April]
  161. When Harry Met Sally… (1989, Rob Reiner) [February]
  162. Nobody Waved Good-bye (1964, Don Owen) [February]
  163. Intimate Lighting (1965, Ivan Passer) [May]
  164. Lilith (1964, Robert Rossen) [February]
  165. The Virgin Spring (1960, Ingmar Bergman) [February]
  166. Orders (2017, Eric Marsh & Andrew Stasiulis) [January]
  167. Tonite Let’s All Make Love in London (1967, Peter Whitehead) [June]
  168. Pearls of the Deep (1966, Omnibus) [May]
  169. All the Way Home (1963, Alex Segal) [January]
  170. The Last Clean Shirt (1964, Alfred Leslie) [March]
  171. Looking at the Stars (2016, Alexandre Peralta) [March]
  172. Siberian Lady Macbeth (1962, Andrzej Wajda) [March]
  173. Magnet of Doom (1963, Jean-Pierre Melville) [January]
  174. Atomic Blonde (2017, David Leitch) [March]
  175. 12 Days (2017, Raymond Depardon) [January]
  176. Black Peter (1964, Milos Forman) [March]
  177. Ingrid Goes West (2017, Matt Spicer) [April]
  178. Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (2017, Bruno Dumont) [April]
  179. Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010, Dibakar Banerjee) [June]
  180. Phone Booth (2002, Joel Schumacher) [May]
  181. Salvatore Giuliano (1962, Francesco Rosi) [February]
  182. Almost a Man (1966, Vittorio De Seta) [May]
  183. Le Redoutable (2017, Michel Hazanavicius) [May]
  184. Battlefield Earth (2000, Roger Christian) [May]

2018 Omnibus Log

001. Millennium Mambo (2001, Hou Hsiao-hsien£) Laptop, Fandor 01 Jan – 8.0
002. A Man Escaped (1956, Robert Bresson@) Laptop, Blu-ray 02 Jan – 7.9 [slight]
003. Taipei Story (1985, Edward Yang) Laptop, Blu-ray 03 Jan – 8.9
004. Western (2017, Valeska Grisebach^†) Laptop, Screener 04 Jan – 6.9 [parts]
005. The Hole (1998, Tsai Ming-liang*) Laptop, DVD 05 Jan – 8.7
006. Unknown Pleasures (2002, Jia Zhangke*) Laptop, DVD 05 Jan – 7.1 [slight]
007. Legend of the Mountain (1979, King Hu†) Laptop, Screener 06 Jan – 7.8 [parts]
008. Mysterious Object at Noon (2000, Apichatpong Weerasethakul*) Laptop, Blu-ray 07 Jan – 6.8 [parts]
009. Félicité (2017, Alain Gomis^) Northwest Film Forum, DP 07 Jan – 6.2 [slight]
p001. The Girl in the Café (2005, David Yates) Television, DVD (Class) 08 Jan
010. 12 Days (2017, Raymond Depardon^†) Laptop, Screener 08 Jan – 5.2 [parts]
011. The Exterminating Angel (1962, Luis Buñuel$@) Laptop, Blu-ray 08 Jan – 7.3
p002. An Autumn Afternoon (1962, Yasujiro Ozu) Laptop, FilmStruck 09 Jan
012. The Commuter (2018, Jaume Collet-Serra†) AMC Pacific Place, DP (Friend) 09 Jan – 6.9
013. The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962, Robert Bresson$@) Laptop, FilmStruck 10 Jan – 7.1
p003. The Day He Arrives (2011, Hong Sang-soo) Laptop, DVD 11 Jan
014. Hallelujah the Hills (1963, Adolfas Mekas^$) Laptop, Fandor 11 Jan – 6.0 [intermittent]
015. +Rear Window (1954, Alfred Hitchcock) Projector, iTunes (Club) 11 Jan – 8.9 [same]
t001. Pilot (2011, Luck) Laptop, Amazon Prime 12 Jan
016. In the Midst of Life (1963, Robert Enrico^$) Laptop, YouTube 12 Jan – 6.3 [parts]
017. All the Money in the World (2017, Ridley Scott) Regal Meridian, DP 13 Jan – 5.8
018. Last Men in Aleppo (2017, Feras Fayyad^) Laptop, Screener 14 Jan – 5.9 [intermittent]
019. +Collateral (2004, Michael Mann) Laptop, Blu-ray 15 Jan – 7.4 [up from 7.2]
020. Insiang (1976, Lino Brocka^) Laptop, Blu-ray 15 Jan – 7.6
s001. Coney Island at Night (1905, Edwin S. Porter) Television, File (Class) 16 Jan – 6.2
021. The Fate of Lee Khan (1973, King Hu¢) Laptop, DVD 16 Jan – 7.3
022. Jamaica Inn (1939, Alfred Hitchcock¢) Laptop, DVD 16 Jan – 6.0 [parts]
s002. The Grandmother (1970, David Lynch) Laptop, Blu-ray 17 Jan – 7.1
023. Sansho the Bailiff (1954, Kenji Mizoguchi^$) Laptop, Blu-ray 18 Jan – 8.8
024. The Servant (1963, Joseph Losey^$) Laptop, DVD 19 Jan – 7.4
025. Magnet of Doom (1963, Jean-Pierre Melville$) Laptop, DVD 20 Jan – 5.4 [intermittent]
026. +The Florida Project (2017, Sean Baker) Television, DVD Screener (Friends) 20 Jan – 6.9 [up from 6.4]
027. I fidanzati (1963, Ermanno Olmi^$) Laptop, DVD 21 Jan – 6.5
028. Harakiri (1962, Masaki Kobayashi^$) Laptop, Blu-ray 21 Jan – 7.2
029. Barravento (1962, Glauber Rocha^$) Laptop, YouTube 22 Jan – 5.8
030. All the Way Home (1963, Alex Segal^$) Laptop, iTunes 23 Jan – 5.6 [parts]
031. +Dragon Inn (1967, King Hu) Laptop, FilmStruck 24 Jan – 8.3 [up from 7.2]
032. +The Seventh Seal (1957, Ingmar Bergman) Seattle Art Museum, 35mm 25 Jan – 6.8 [down from ~8.2]
033. Glory Sky (1962, Takis Kanellopoulos^$) Laptop, File 26 Jan – 6.2 [parts]
034. Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963, Roberto Rossellini/Jean-Luc Godard/Pier Paolo Pasolini/Ugo Gregoretti$) Laptop, File 27 Jan – 6.1 [intermittent]
035. Il Mare (1962, Giuseppe Patroni Griffi^$) Laptop, YouTube 28 Jan – 6.6
036. Orders (2017, Eric Marsh^ & Andrew Stasiulis^) Laptop, Website 29 Jan – 5.6
037. Nobody’s Daughter Haewon (2013, Hong Sang-soo*) Laptop, File 30 Jan – 7.6
s003. Orderly or Disorderly (1981, Abbas Kiarostami) Laptop, YouTube 31 Jan – 7.4
038. Mikey and Nicky (1976, Elaine May*) Laptop, FilmStruck 01 Feb – 7.4 [parts]
s004. Releasing Human Energies (2012, Mark Toscano) Grand Illusion, 16mm 03 Feb – 5.2
s005. What Is a Man? (1958, Sara Kathryn Arledge) Grand Illusion, 16mm 03 Feb – 5.4
s006. Associations (1975, John Smith) Grand Illusion, 16mm 03 Feb – 7.1
s007. Hot Leatherette (1967, Robert Nelson) Grand Illusion, 16mm 03 Feb – 6.2
s008. Dyketactics (1974, Barbara Hammer) Grand Illusion, 16mm 03 Feb – 6.8
s009. Flower, The Boy, The Librarian (1997, Stephanie Barber) Grand Illusion, 16mm 03 Feb – 5.6
s010. The Snowman (1995, Phil Solomon) Grand Illusion, 16mm 03 Feb – 6.3
s011. Swiss Army Knife With Rats & Pigeons (1981, Robert Breer) Grand Illusion, 16mm 03 Feb – 5.7
s012. Confessions (1971, Curt McDowell) Grand Illusion, 16mm 03 Feb – 5.7
s013. Thine Inward-Looking Eyes (1993, Thad Povey) Grand Illusion, 16mm 03 Feb – 5.5
s014. Mercy (1989, Abigail Child) Grand Illusion, 16mm 03 Feb – 5.6
s015. Akbar (1970, Richard Myers) Grand Illusion, 16mm 03 Feb – 5.7
039. Zama (2017, Lucrecia Martel†) Laptop, Screener 04 Feb – 7.3 [parts]
040. Fallen Angels (1995, Wong Kar-wai*) Laptop, Blu-ray 05 Feb – 7.9
041. Hamlet (1964, Grigori Kozintsev^$) Laptop, DVD 06 Feb – 6.6 [parts]
042. +A Woman Is a Woman (1961, Jean-Luc Godard$) Laptop, DVD 08 Feb – 7.1 [up from 6.7]
043. Tokyo Olympiad (1965, Kon Ichikawa^) Laptop, Blu-ray 08 Feb – 7.6
044. Repo Man (1984, Alex Cox^) Projector, Amazon (Club) 08 Feb – 6.8
045. L’Age d’Or (1930, Luis Buñuel$) Laptop, Blu-ray 09 Feb – 5.9 [slight]
046. The World (2004, Jia Zhangke*) Laptop, Blu-ray 09 Feb – 7.5
047. The 15:17 to Paris (2018, Clint Eastwood) Regal Thornton, DP 10 Feb – 6.3
048. Woman in the Dunes (1964, Hiroshi Teshigahara^$) Laptop, Blu-ray 10 Feb – 8.1
049. Fail-Safe (1964, Sidney Lumet$) Laptop, DVD 11 Feb – 5.8
050. Hamlet (2000, Michael Almereyda) Laptop, DVD 12 Feb – 7.4
051. My Neighbor Totoro (1988, Hayao Miyazaki£) Laptop, Blu-ray 12 Feb – 8.7
052. sex, lies, and videotape (1989, Steven Soderbergh^£) Laptop, Blu-ray 13 Feb – 6.5
053. Blissfully Yours (2002, Apichatpong Weerasethakul*) Laptop, DVD 15 Feb – 7.4 [technical]
054. When Harry Met Sally… (1989, Rob Reiner) Projector, Amazon (Club) 15 Feb – 5.6
055. Magnificent Obsession (1954, Douglas Sirk^) Laptop, DVD 16 Feb – 7.2
056. Band of Outsiders (1964, Jean-Luc Godard$) Laptop, Blu-ray 16 Feb – 6.8 [slight]
057. Quiet Please, Murder (1942, John Larkin^) SIFF Egyptian, 35mm (Friend) 16 Feb – 5.8
058. +Lady Bird (2017, Greta Gerwig) Laptop, DVD Screener 17 Feb – 7.1 [same]
059. Unforgiven (1992, Clint Eastwood) Laptop, Blu-ray 17 Feb – 7.9
060. Hands Over the City (1963, Francesco Rosi^$) Laptop, DVD 17 Feb – 5.8
r001. All the Way Home (1963, Alex Segal) 17 Feb – 5.5 [down from 5.6]
061. Nobody Waved Good-bye (1964, Don Owen^$) Laptop, DVD 18 Feb – 5.6 [parts]
062. +Mildred Pierce (1945, Michael Curtiz) SIFF Egyptian, 35mm 18 Feb – 7.2 [same]
063. Happy Together (1997, Wong Kar-wai*) Laptop, Blu-ray 19 Feb – 7.8
064. Black Panther (2018, Ryan Coogler) Regal Thornton, DP 20 Feb – 6.3
065. Diary of a Chambermaid (1964, Luis Buñuel$) Laptop, DVD 21 Feb – 6.2 [slight]
066. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944, Vincente Minnelli^) Laptop, Blu-ray 21 Feb – 8.0
067. The Virgin Spring (1960, Ingmar Bergman) Seattle Art Museum, DP 22 Feb – 5.6
p004. A New Leaf (1971, Elaine May) Laptop, Blu-ray 22 Feb
068. Nothing But a Man (1964, Michael Roemer^$) Laptop, DVD 23 Feb – 7.1
069. I Am Cuba (1964, Mikhail Kalatozov^) Grand Illusion, 35mm 24 Feb – 7.3 [slight]
070. Lilith (1964, Robert Rossen^$) Laptop, DVD 25 Feb – 5.6 [parts]
071. Enjo (1958, Kon Ichikawa$) Laptop, FilmStruck 26 Feb – 6.3
072. Memories of Underdevelopment (1968, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea^) Grand Illusion, DP 27 Feb – 7.4 [slight]
073. King & Country (1964, Joseph Losey$) Laptop, DVD 27 Feb – 6.3
s016. Joseph Kilian (1963, Pavel Juracek & Jan Schmidt$) Laptop, YouTube 28 Feb – 6.4
074. Salvatore Giuliano (1962, Francesco Rosi$) Laptop, DVD/FilmStruck 28 Feb – 5.3 [parts]
075. Shin Heike Monogatari (1955, Kenji Mizoguchi$) Laptop, File 01 Mar – 6.4 [airplane; parts]
s017. Rodeo (1969, Carroll Ballard) Aero Theatre, DP (Friends) 01 Mar – 6.4
076. Junior Bonner (1972, Sam Peckinpah^) Aero Theatre, 35mm (Friends, Payne Q&A) 01 Mar – 7.1
077. The Lusty Men (1952, Nicholas Ray) Aero Theatre, 35mm (Friends) 01 Mar – 7.8
078. The Brig (1964, Jonas Mekas^$) Laptop, Fandor 02 Mar – 7.2
079. The Last Clean Shirt (1964, Alfred Leslie^$) Laptop, Vimeo 03 Mar – 5.5 [intermittent]
080. She and He (1963, Susumu Hani^$) Laptop, YouTube 03 Mar – 6.1 [parts]
081. Life Upside Down (1964, Alain Jessua^$) Laptop, File 03 Mar – 6.4 [parts]
082. Alone Across the Pacific (1963, Kon Ichikawa$) Laptop, DVD 04 Mar – 5.8
s018. …A Valparaiso (1963, Joris Ivens$) Laptop, DVD 04 Mar – 6.9
083. Siberian Lady Macbeth (1962, Andrzej Wajda^$) Laptop, DVD 04 Mar – 5.4 [slight]
r002. Salvatore Giuliano (1964, Francesco Rosi) 04 Mar – 5.1 [down from 5.3]
p005. Pasazerka (1963, Andrzej Munk) Laptop, File 05 Mar
p006. Before the Revolution (1964, Bernardo Bertolucci) Laptop, File 05 Mar
084. The Big City (1963, Satyajit Ray$) Laptop, FilmStruck 05 Mar – 7.0 [parts]
085. +In the Mood for Love (2000, Wong Kar-wai*) Laptop, Blu-ray 06 Mar – 9.4 [same]
s019. Nine Behind (2016, Sophy Romvari) Laptop, Vimeo 08 Mar – 6.1
086. U.S. Go Home (1994, Claire Denis*) Laptop, YouTube 08 Mar – 7.3
087. Pasazerka (1963, Andrzej Munk^$) Laptop, File 09 Mar – 7.0 [parts]
088. Cure (1997, Kiyoshi Kurosawa@) Laptop, FilmStruck 10 Mar – 8.6
089. Before We Vanish (2017, Kiyoshi Kurosawa@) Grand Illusion, DP (Friend) 10 Mar – 7.2
p007. Nocturama (2016, Bertrand Bonello) Laptop, Blu-ray 12 Mar
p008. Inherent Vice (2014, Paul Thomas Anderson) Laptop, File 12 Mar
090. Looking at the Stars (2016, Alexandre Peralta^†) Laptop, Screener 12 Mar – 5.4 [intermittent]
091. +The Day After (2017, Hong Sang-soo†) Laptop, Screener 13 Mar – 7.4 [up from 7.2]
092. +Close-Up (1990, Abbas Kiarostami) Laptop, Blu-ray 13 Mar – 9.3 [down from ~9.6]
r003. Brazil (1985, Terry Gilliam) 13 Mar – 8.4 [down from 8.6]
r004. Paris, Texas (1984, Wim Wenders) 13 Mar – 8.9 [down from 9.4]
r005. Persona (1966, Ingmar Bergman) 13 Mar – 9.1 [down from 9.4]
r006. Eraserhead (1977, David Lynch) 13 Mar – 9.4 [down from 9.7]
p009. A Brighter Summer Day (1991, Edward Yang) Laptop, Blu-ray (Commentary) 13 Mar
093. In Our Time (1982, Tao Te-chen/Edward Yang/Ko I-chen/Chang Yi) Laptop, Amazon Prime 14 Mar – 6.5
094. Game Night (2018, John Francis Daley^ & Jonathan Goldstein^) AMC Pacific Place, DP 14 Mar – 6.4
r007. L’Age d’Or (1930, Luis Buñuel) 14 Mar – 5.8 [down from 5.9]
095. Before the Revolution (1964, Bernardo Bertolucci$) Laptop, File 15 Mar – 6.1 [parts]
096. +Alphaville (1965, Jean-Luc Godard$) Laptop, FilmStruck 15 Mar – 7.3 [parts; up from 5.9]
p010. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013, Francis Lawrence) Television, Blu-ray (Family) 17 Mar
s020. Six Cents in the Pocket (2015, Ricky D’Ambrose) Laptop, Screener 19 Mar – 7.0
097. Atomic Blonde (2017, David Leitch) Television, File (Family) 19 Mar – 5.3
098. Not Reconciled (1965, Jean-Marie Straub^ & Danièle Huillet^$) Laptop, Blu-ray 21 Mar – 7.1
s021. Spiral Jetty (2017, Ricky D’Ambrose) Laptop, Screener 22 Mar – 6.9
s022. Lost in the Mountains (2009, Hong Sang-soo) Laptop, Blu-ray 22 Mar – 7.2
099. +Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009, Wes Anderson@) Laptop, Blu-ray 22 Mar – 7.5 [up from ~7.1]
100. 2046 (2004, Wong Kar-wai*) Laptop, DVD 23 Mar – 8.6
101. Les Vampires (1915, Louis Feuillade^$) Laptop, Blu-ray 24 Mar – 8.3 [serial]
102. Mickey One (1965, Arthur Penn^$) Laptop, Blu-ray 24 Mar – 5.9
r008. Hallelujah the Hills (1963, Adolfas Mekas) 24 Mar – 5.8 [down from 6.0]
103. Dil Se.. (1998, Mani Ratnam^) Laptop, Netflix (Class) 26 Mar – 7.0
104. Isle of Dogs (2018, Wes Anderson†) AMC Pacific Place, DP (Friend) 26 Mar – 7.2
p011. La rabbia (1963, Pier Paolo Pasolini/Giovannino Guareschi) Laptop, YouTube (Class) 28 Mar
r009. Film ist. 1-6 (1998, Gustav Deutsch) 28 Mar – 5.3 [up from 2.5]
r010. Film ist. 7-12 (2002, Gustav Deutsch) 28 Mar – 5.3 [up from 2.5]
105. Seven Chances (1925, Buster Keaton$) Laptop, Blu-ray 29 Mar – 8.2
s023. The Railrodder (1965, Gerald Potterton$) Laptop, Fandor 29 Mar – 5.5
106. +The Breakfast Club (1985, John Hughes) Projector, iTunes (Club) 29 Mar – 5.6 [up from ~5.0]
107. Identification Marks: None (1964, Jerzy Skolimowski^$) Laptop, File 30 Mar – 6.2
108. Charulata (1964, Satyajit Ray$) Laptop, Blu-ray 30 Mar – 7.7
109. Six in Paris (1965, Jean Douchet/Jean Rouch/Jean-Daniel Pollet/Eric Rohmer/Jean-Luc Godard/Claude Chabrol$) Laptop, DVD 30 Mar – 6.2
110. Black Peter (1964, Milos Forman$) Laptop, DVD 31 Mar – 5.2
111. Walkover (1965, Jerzy Skolimowski$) Laptop, Blu-ray 31 Mar – 6.3
112. Shakespeare Wallah (1965, James Ivory$) Laptop, DVD 31 Mar – 6.3
113. Fists in the Pocket (1965, Marco Bellocchio^$) Laptop, DVD 31 Mar – 6.0 [parts]
114. Gertrud (1964, Carl Theodor Dreyer$) Laptop, DVD 01 Apr – 8.8
115. The Beaches of Agnès (2008, Agnès Varda) Laptop, File (Class) 02 Apr – 7.0
116. The Koumiko Mystery (1965, Chris Marker$) Laptop, YouTube 02 Apr – 7.3
117. Awaara (1951, Raj Kapoor^) Laptop, YouTube (Class) 02 Apr – 7.2 [slight]
118. The Lady Without Camelias (1953, Michelangelo Antonioni$) Laptop, File 03 Apr – 6.5
119. Fail to Appear (2017, Antoine Bourges^†) Laptop, Screener 03 Apr – 5.9
120. Le Petit Soldat (1960, Jean-Luc Godard$) Laptop, FilmStruck 03 Apr – 6.9
121. Three Colors: Blue (1993, Krzysztof Kieslowski) Laptop, FilmStruck (Class) 04 Apr – 7.3 [parts]
122. Knave of Hearts (1954, René Clément^$) Laptop, File 04 Apr – 5.7 [parts]
123. The Wedding March (1928, Erich von Stroheim^$) Laptop, YouTube 05 Apr – 7.4 [parts]
124. Sandra (1965, Luchino Visconti^$) Laptop, YouTube 05 Apr – 6.1 [parts]
s024. Film (1965, Alan Schneider$) Laptop, Fandor 06 Apr – 5.6
125. Red Beard (1965, Akira Kurosawa$) Laptop, FilmStruck 06 Apr – 7.6
t002. The Austere Academy: Part One (2018, A Series of Unfortunate Events) Phone, Netflix 07 Apr
t003. The Austere Academy: Part Two (2018, A Series of Unfortunate Events) Phone, Netflix 07 Apr
126. Ready Player One (2018, Steven Spielberg) Music Box, 70mm 07 Apr – 6.1
t004. The Ersatz Elevator: Part One (2018, A Series of Unfortunate Events) Phone, Netflix 08 Apr
t005. The Ersatz Elevator: Part Two (2018, A Series of Unfortunate Events) Phone, Netflix 08 Apr
t006. The Vile Village: Part One (2018, A Series of Unfortunate Events) Phone, Netflix 09 Apr
t007. The Vile Village: Part Two (2018, A Series of Unfortunate Events) Phone, Netflix 09 Apr
t008. The Hostile Hospital: Part One (2018, A Series of Unfortunate Events) Phone, Netflix 09 Apr
t009. The Hostile Hospital: Part Two (2018, A Series of Unfortunate Events) Phone, Netflix 09 Apr
t010. The Carnivorous Carnival: Part One (2018, A Series of Unfortunate Events) Phone, Netflix 09 Apr
t011. The Carnivorous Carnival: Part Two (2018, A Series of Unfortunate Events) Phone, Netflix 10 Apr
127. Three Colors: White (1994, Krzysztof Kieslowski) Laptop, FilmStruck (Class) 10 Apr – 5.9 [parts]
128. Oxhide (2005, Liu Jiayin^@) Laptop, File 14 Apr – 7.4
129. Oxhide II (2009, Liu Jiayin@) Northwest Film Forum, DP (Friend) 14 Apr – 7.6
130. +Claire’s Camera (2017, Hong Sang-soo) Northwest Film Forum, DP (Friend) 14 Apr – 7.2 [up from 7.1]
131. 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (1967, Jean-Luc Godard) Laptop, FilmStruck 16 Apr – 7.3 [intermittent]
132. Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (2017, Bruno Dumont^) Northwest Film Forum, DP (Friend) 18 Apr – 4.7 [slight]
r011. Salvatore Giuliano (1962, Francesco Rosi) 18 Apr – 4.6 [down from 5.1]
r012. Black Peter (1964, Milos Forman) 18 Apr – 4.9 [down from 5.2]
133. Ingrid Goes West (2017, Matt Spicer^) Projector, iTunes (Club) 19 Apr – 4.8
134. Loves of a Blonde (1965, Milos Forman$) Laptop, File 20 Apr – 6.4 [slight]
135. Spione (1928, Fritz Lang¢) Laptop, Blu-ray 21 Apr – 8.0 [parts]
136. Dishonored (1931, Josef von Sternberg¢) Laptop, DVD 21 Apr – 7.1
137. The Green Fog (2017, Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson & Galen Johnson^) Northwest Film Forum, DP 21 Apr – 6.4
138. 24 Frames (2017, Abbas Kiarostami) Northwest Film Forum, DP 21 Apr – 6.1 [slight]
r013. Walkover (1965, Jerzy Skolimowski) 21 Apr – 6.4 [up from 6.3]
139. Triple Agent (2004, Eric Rohmer) Laptop, DVD 22 Apr – 7.2
140. Bicycle Thieves (1948, Vittorio De Sica^) Laptop, FilmStruck (Class) 23 Apr – 6.6
141. +Au hasard Balthazar (1966, Robert Bresson$) Laptop, FilmStruck 23 Apr – 7.6 [parts; up from 7.3]
p012. Satya (1998, Ram Gopal Varma) Laptop, Website 23 Apr
142. Avengers: Infinity War (2018, Anthony & Joe Russo†) Cinerama, DP 24 Apr – 5.8
143. American Dreams (Lost and Found) (1984, James Benning) Laptop, YouTube (Class) 25 Apr – 6.3 [slight]
144. +Faces Places (2017, Agnès Varda & JR) Projector, iTunes (Club) 26 Apr – 7.4 [same]
145. +Yourself and Yours (2016, Hong Sang-soo) Laptop, File 27 Apr – 8.6 [up from 7.7]
p013. Greed (1924, Erich von Stroheim) Laptop, FilmStruck 27 Apr
146. Simon of the Desert (1965, Luis Buñuel$) Laptop, DVD 27 Apr – 7.5
147. +The Cheat (1915, Cecil B. DeMille$) Laptop, DVD 27 Apr – 5.7 [parts; up from 5.1]
148. Lover for a Day (2017, Philippe Garrel) Laptop, MUBI 28 Apr – 6.5
149. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965, Sergei Parajanov^$) Laptop, DVD 28 Apr – 7.4
150. La commare secca (1962, Bernardo Bertolucci$) Laptop, DVD 29 Apr – 5.7
s025. Wholly Communion (1965, Peter Whitehead$) Laptop, YouTube 29 Apr – 5.6
151. +Masculin féminin (1966, Jean-Luc Godard$) Laptop, FilmStruck 29 Apr – 7.1 [intermittent; up from 6.7]
s026. +Meet Marlon Brando (1966, Albert & David Maysles$) Laptop, Fandor 30 Apr – 6.3 [up from 6.2]
152. The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966, Pier Paolo Pasolini^$) Laptop, DVD 30 Apr – 6.1
153. Les Créatures (1966, Agnès Varda$) Laptop, File 30 Apr – 5.8
154. Troublemakers (1966, Norman Fruchter^ & Robert Machover^$) Laptop, Website 01 May – 6.1
155. +Zama (2017, Lucrecia Martel) Northwest Film Forum, DP 01 May – 7.3 [same]
156. The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (1966, André Delvaux^$) Laptop, File 01 May – 5.8 [slight]
s027. +Six Cents in the Pocket (2015, Ricky D’Ambrose) Projector, Vimeo (Club) 02 May – 7.2 [up from 7.0]
157. The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet) Northwest Film Forum, DP 02 May – 7.3
158. Almost a Man (1966, Vittorio De Seta^$) Laptop, File 02 May – 4.4
159. Intimate Lighting (1965, Ivan Passer^$) Laptop, File 03 May – 5.6 [slight]
160. The Hunt (1966, Carlos Saura^$) Laptop, File 04 May – 6.2
161. The Shameless Old Lady (1965, René Allio^$) Laptop, File 04 May – 6.3 [parts]
162. Pearls of the Deep (1966, Jiri Menzel/Jan Nemec/Evald Schorm/Vera Chytilová/Jaromil Jires$) Laptop, DVD/FilmStruck 05 May – 5.6 [intermittent]
163. Three (1965, Aleksandar Petrovic^$) Laptop, File 05 May – 6.0 [intermittent]
164. The Round-Up (1966, Miklós Jancsó^$) Laptop, File 06 May – 7.1
165. The Burmese Harp (1956, Kon Ichikawa$) Laptop, DVD 06 May – 7.0
166. Hunger (1966, Henning Carlsen^$) Laptop, Fandor 06 May – 5.8 [slight]
167. Accattone (1961, Pier Paolo Pasolini$) Laptop, FilmStruck 06 May – 6.3
168. +Pierrot le fou (1965, Jean-Luc Godard$) Laptop, Blu-ray 06 May – 8.9 [up from 8.5]
169. The War Is Over (1966, Alain Resnais$) Laptop, File 06 May – 7.3 [slight]
t012. +Flight of the Phoenix (2013, Arrested Development) Laptop, Netflix 07 May
t013. +Borderline Personalities (2013, Arrested Development) Laptop, Netflix 07 May
170. Only Angels Have Wings (1939, Howard Hawks) Laptop, Blu-ray 07 May – 9.1
t014. +Indian Takers (2013, Arrested Development) Laptop, Netflix 08 May
171. Ismael’s Ghosts (2017, Arnaud Despleschin) Grand Illusion, DP 08 May – 6.9 [slight]
t015. +The B. Team (2013, Arrested Development) Laptop, Netflix 09 May
r014. The Dark Knight (2008, Christopher Nolan) 09 May – ~6.2 [down from ~6.9]
172. The Great Silence (1968, Sergio Corbucci^) Grand Illusion, DP (Friend, Intro, Dubbed) 09 May – 7.1
t016. +A New Start (2013, Arrested Development) Laptop, Netflix 11 May
173. +Pather Panchali (1955, Satyajit Ray) Laptop, FilmStruck (Class) 12 May – 7.2 [parts; same]
t017. +Double Crossers (2013, Arrested Development) Laptop, Netflix 12 May
174. +The Battle of Algiers (1966, Gillo Pontecorvo$) Laptop, Blu-ray 14 May – 8.8 [same]
p014. The Green Fog (2017, Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson & Galen Johnson) Television, Screener (Class) 14 May
175. At the Top of the Stairs (1983, Paul Vecchiali^@) Laptop, File 14 May – 7.2
t017. +Colony Collapse (2013, Arrested Development) Laptop, Netflix 15 May
176. Come Drink With Me (1966, King Hu) Laptop, DVD 15 May – 7.6
t018. +Red Hairing (2013, Arrested Development) Phone, Netflix 15 May
177. Qui trop embrasse… (1986, Jacques Davila^) Northwest Film Forum, 35mm (Friend) 15 May – 6.0 [slight]
t019. +Smashed (2013, Arrested Development) Laptop, Netflix 15 May
178. Yesterday Girl (1966, Alexander Kluge^$) Laptop, DVD 17 May – 6.3 [parts]
179. Phone Booth (2002, Joel Schumacher) Projector, Amazon (Club) 17 May – 4.6
180. +Manhunter (1986, Michael Mann) Television, Amazon Prime (Friends) 17 May – 8.8 [same]
181. First Reformed (2017, Paul Schrader^•) SIFF Egyptian, DP 18 May – 8.1
t020. +A New Attitude (2013, Arrested Development) Phone, Netflix 18 May
s028. This Is America (2018, Childish Gambino Laptop, YouTube 18 May
t021. +Señoritis (2013, Arrested Development) Laptop, Netflix 19 May
s029. Je vous salue, Sarajevo (1993, Jean-Luc Godard) Laptop, YouTube 20 May – 8.0
182. Still Life (2006, Jia Zhangke*) Laptop, DVD 20 May – 7.9
183. Le Redoutable (2017, Michel Hazanavicius•) AMC Pacific Place, DP (Friend) 20 May – 2.6
t022. +It Gets Better (2013, Arrested Development) Phone, Netflix 20 May
t023. +Off the Hook (2013, Arrested Development) Laptop, Netflix 21 May
t024. +Blockheads (2013, Arrested Development) Laptop, Netflix 21 May
t025. Re Cap’n Bluth (2018, Arrested Development) Laptop, Netflix 22 May
t026. Three Half Men (2018, Arrested Development) Laptop, Netflix 22 May
184. +Kaili Blues (2015, Bi Gan) Laptop, Blu-ray 22 May – 7.4 [up from 6.9]
t027. A Couple-A New Starts (2018, Arrested Development) Laptop, Netflix 22 May
t028. Just Deserters (2018, Arrested Development) Laptop, Netflix 22 May
s030. “Heaven Is Still Far Away” (2016, Ryusuke Hamaguchi) Laptop, Le CiNéMa Club 22 May – 7.1
p015. Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator (1967, Dusan Makavejev) Laptop, FilmStruck 23 May
185. Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator (1967, Dusan Makavejev^$) Laptop, FilmStruck 24 May – 6.7 [slight]
186. Raven’s End (1963, Bo Widerberg^@$) Laptop, File 25 May – 6.2 [parts]
187. The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018, Desiree Akhavan^•) SIFF Uptown, DP 25 May – 5.8
188. The Guilty (2018, Gustav Möller^•) SIFF Uptown, DP (Friend) 25 May – 5.9
189. Un beau soleil intérieur (2017, Claire Denis•) SIFF Egyptian, DP (Friends) 26 May – 7.4
190. +The Day After (2017, Hong Sang-soo) Northwest Film Forum, DP 26 May – 7.5 [up from 7.4]
191. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018, Ron Howard) Regal Thornton, DP 27 May – 6.0
192. Battlefield Earth (2000, Roger Christian^) Projector, Netflix (Club) 31 May – 2.2 [late]
193. Les Carabiniers (1963, Jean-Luc Godard$) Laptop, DVD 01 Jun – 7.1
194. Applause (1929, Rouben Mamoulian^$) Laptop, DVD 01 Jun – 7.5
195. Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010, Dibakar Banerjee^) Laptop, Website (Class) 01 Jun – 4.7 [parts]
196. Elvira Madigan (1967, Bo Widerberg$) Laptop, DVD 02 Jun – 6.3 [slight]
s031. Brouillard: Passage #14 (2013, Alexandre Larose) Television, File (Friend) 02 Jun – 7.3
197. The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (1966, Roberto Rossellini$) Television, DVD (Friend) 02 Jun – 7.8
t029. Family Leave (2018, Arrested Development) Laptop, Netflix 02 Jun
t030. Self-Deportation (2018, Arrested Development) Laptop, Netflix 03 Jun
198. Father (1966, István Szabó^$) Laptop, DVD 03 Jun – 5.8 [intermittent]
199. Show People (1928, King Vidor^$) Laptop, DVD 03 Jun – 6.3
200. Made in U.S.A (1966, Jean-Luc Godard$) Laptop, DVD 03 Jun – 6.8
r015. La Chinoise (1967, Jean-Luc Godard) 03 Jun – 7.0 [up from 6.7]
r016. Le Gai Savoir (1969, Jean-Luc Godard 03 Jun – 7.1 [up from 6.6]
t031. Everyone Gets Atrophy (2018, Arrested Development) Laptop, Netflix 04 Jun
t032. An Old Start (2018, Arrested Development) Laptop, Netflix 04 Jun
r017. Sieranevada (2016, Cristi Puiu) 04 Jun – 7.3 [up from 7.2]
201. Barrier (1966, Jerzy Skolimowski$) Laptop, File 04 Jun – 5.9 [intermittent]
t033. Sinking Feelings (2018, Arrested Development) Laptop, Netflix 04 Jun
t034. Emotional Baggage (2018, Arrested Development) Laptop, Netflix 04 Jun
t035. Rom-Traum (2018, Arrested Development) Laptop, Netflix 06 Jun
t036. Premature Independence (2018, Arrested Development) Laptop, Netflix 06 Jun
p016. Portrait of Jason (1967, Shirley Clarke) Laptop, Fandor 08 Jun
t037. +Pilot (1990, Twin Peaks) Phone, Netflix 09 Jun
202. Good Manners (2017, Marco Dutra^ & Juliana Rojas^•) Laptop, Screener 12 Jun – 6.9
203. Ava (2017, Sadaf Foroughi^•) Laptop, Screener 12 Jun – 5.8 [parts]
204. Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (2000, Hong Sang-soo*) Laptop, File 13 Jun – 7.2 [slight]
205. That Day, on the Beach (1983, Edward Yang) Laptop, File 13 Jun – 8.8
206. Portrait of Jason (1967, Shirley Clarke^$) Laptop, Fandor 14 Jun – 7.2 [intermittent]
207. Le Départ (1967, Jerzy Skolimowski$) Laptop, File 15 Jun – 6.8
208. Samurai Rebellion (1967, Masaki Kobayashi$) Laptop, FilmStruck 15 Jun – 7.1
209. Young Törless (1966, Volker Schlöndorff^$) Laptop, FilmStruck 15 Jun – 5.8 [parts]
s032. La Cartographe (2018, Nathan Douglas) Laptop, Vimeo 16 Jun – 6.1
210. Tonite Let’s All Make Love in London (1967, Peter Whitehead^$) Laptop, Vimeo 16 Jun – 5.6
211. Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971, Melvin Van Peebles^) Grand Illusion, DP (Friends) 16 Jun – 6.2
r018. Troublemakers (1966, Norman Fruchter & Robert Machover) 17 Jun – 6.4 [up from 6.1]

2018 Viewing Log

January
Millennium Mambo (2001, Hou Hsiao-hsien) – 8.0
A Man Escaped (1956, Robert Bresson) – 7.9
Taipei Story (1985, Edward Yang) – 8.9
Western (2017, Valeska Grisebach) – 6.9
The Hole (1998, Tsai Ming-liang) – 8.7
Unknown Pleasures (2002, Jia Zhangke) – 7.1
Legend of the Mountain (1979, King Hu) – 7.8
Mysterious Object at Noon (2000, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) – 6.8
Félicité (2017, Alain Gomis) DP – 6.2
12 Days (2017, Raymond Depardon) – 5.2
The Exterminating Angel (1962, Luis Buñuel) – 7.3
The Commuter (2018, Jaume Collet-Serra) DP – 6.9
The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962, Robert Bresson) – 7.1
Hallelujah the Hills (1963, Adolfas Mekas) – 6.0
+Rear Window (1954, Alfred Hitchcock) – 8.9 [same]
In the Midst of Life (1963, Robert Enrico) – 6.3
All the Money in the World (2017, Ridley Scott) DP – 5.8
Last Men in Aleppo (2017, Feras Fayyad) – 5.9
+Collateral (2004, Michael Mann) – 7.4 [up from 7.2]
Insiang (1976, Lino Brocka) – 7.6
The Fate of Lee Khan (1973, King Hu) – 7.3
Jamaica Inn (1939, Alfred Hitchcock) – 6.0
The Grandmother (1970, David Lynch)
Sansho the Bailiff (1954, Kenji Mizoguchi) – 8.8
The Servant (1963, Joseph Losey) – 7.4
Magnet of Doom (1963, Jean-Pierre Melville) – 5.4
+The Florida Project (2017, Sean Baker) – 6.9 [up from 6.2]
I fidanzati (1963, Ermanno Olmi) – 6.5
Harakiri (1962, Masaki Kobayashi) – 7.2
Barravento (1962, Glauber Rocha) – 5.8
All the Way Home (1963, Alex Segal) – 5.6
+Dragon Inn (1967, King Hu) – 8.3 [up from 7.2]
+The Seventh Seal (1957, Ingmar Bergman) 35mm – 6.8 [down from ~8.2]
Glory Sky (1962, Takis Kanellopoulos) – 6.2
Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963, Omnibus) – 6.1
Il Mare (1962, Giuseppe Patroni Griffi) – 6.6
Orders (2017, Eric Marsh & Andrew Stasiulis) – 5.6
Nobody’s Daughter Haewon (2013, Hong Sang-soo) – 7.6
Orderly or Disorderly (1981, Abbas Kiarostami)

February
Mikey and Nicky (1976, Elaine May) – 7.4
Releasing Human Energies (2012, Mark Toscano) 16mm
What Is a Man? (1958, Sara Kathryn Arledge) 16mm
Associations (1975, John Smith) 16mm
Hot Leatherette (1967, Robert Nelson) 16mm
Dyketactics (1974, Barbara Hammer) 16mm
Flower, The Boy, The Librarian (1997, Stephanie Barber) 16mm
The Snowman (1995, Phil Solomon) 16mm
Swiss Army Knife With Rats & Pigeons (1981, Robert Breer) 16mm
Confessions (1971, Curt McDowell) 16mm
Thine Inward-Looking Eyes (1993, Thad Povey) 16mm
Mercy (1989, Abigail Child) 16mm
Akbar (1970, Richard Myers) 16mm
Zama (2017, Lucrecia Martel) – 7.3
Fallen Angels (1995, Wong Kar-wai) – 7.9
Hamlet (1964, Grigori Kozintsev) – 6.6
+A Woman Is a Woman (1961, Jean-Luc Godard) – 7.1 [up from 6.7]
Tokyo Olympiad (1965, Kon Ichikawa) – 7.6
Repo Man (1984, Alex Cox) – 6.8
L’Age d’Or (1930, Luis Buñuel) – 5.9
The World (2004, Jia Zhangke) – 7.5
The 15:17 to Paris (2018, Clint Eastwood) DP – 6.3
Woman in the Dunes (1964, Hiroshi Teshigahara) – 8.1
Fail-Safe (1964, Sidney Lumet) – 5.8
Hamlet (2000, Michael Almereyda) – 7.4
My Neighbor Totoro (1988, Hayao Miyazaki) – 8.7
sex, lies, and videotape (1989, Steven Soderbergh) – 6.5
Blissfully Yours (2002, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) – 7.4
When Harry Met Sally… (1989, Rob Reiner) – 5.6
Magnificent Obsession (1954, Douglas Sirk) – 7.2
Band of Outsiders (1964, Jean-Luc Godard) – 6.8
Quiet Please, Murder (1942, John Larkin) 35mm – 5.8
+Lady Bird (2017, Greta Gerwig) – 7.1 [same]
Unforgiven (1992, Clint Eastwood) – 7.9
Hands Over the City (1963, Francesco Rosi) – 5.8
Nobody Waved Good-bye (1964, Don Owen) – 5.6
+Mildred Pierce (1945, Michael Curtiz) 35mm – 7.2 [same]
Happy Together (1997, Wong Kar-wai) – 7.8
Black Panther (2018, Ryan Coogler) DP – 6.3
Diary of a Chambermaid (1964, Luis Buñuel) – 6.2
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944, Vincente Minnelli) – 8.0
The Virgin Spring (1960, Ingmar Bergman) DP – 5.6
Nothing But a Man (1964, Michael Roemer) – 7.1
I Am Cuba (1964, Mikhail Kalatozov) 35mm – 7.3
Lilith (1964, Robert Rossen) – 5.6
Enjo (1958, Kon Ichikawa) – 6.3
Memories of Underdevelopment (1968, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea) DP – 7.4
King & County (1964, Joseph Losey) – 6.3
Joseph Kilian (1963, Pavel Juracek & Jan Schmidt)
Salvatore Giuliano (1962, Francesco Rosi) – 5.3

March
Shin Heike Monogatari (1955, Kenji Mizoguchi) – 6.4
Rodeo (1969, Carroll Ballard) DP
Junior Bonner (1972, Sam Peckinpah) 35mm – 7.1
The Lusty Men (1952, Nicholas Ray) 35mm – 7.8
The Brig (1964, Jonas Mekas) – 7.2
The Last Clean Shirt (1964, Alfred Leslie) – 5.5
She and He (1963, Susumu Hani) – 6.1
Life Upside Down (1964, Alain Jessua) – 6.4
Alone Across the Pacific (1963, Kon Ichikawa) – 5.8
…A Valparaiso (1963, Joris Ivens)
Siberian Lady Macbeth (1962, Andrzej Wadja) – 5.4
The Big City (1964, Satyajit Ray) – 7.0
+In the Mood for Love (2000, Wong Kar-wai) – 9.4 [same]
Nine Behind (2016, Sophy Romvari)
U.S. Go Home (1994, Claire Denis) – 7.3
Pasazerka (1963, Andrzej Munk) – 7.0
Cure (1997, Kiyoshi Kurosawa) – 8.6
Before We Vanish (2017, Kiyoshi Kurosawa) DP – 7.2
Looking at the Stars (2016, Alexandre Peralta) – 5.4
+The Day After (2017, Hong Sang-soo) – 7.4 [up from 7.2]
+Close-Up (1990, Abbas Kiarostami) – 9.3 [down from ~9.6]
In Our Time (1982, Omnibus) – 6.5
Game Night (2018, John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein) DP – 6.4
Before the Revolution (1964, Bernardo Bertolucci) – 6.1
+Alphaville (1965, Jean-Luc Godard) – 7.3 [up from 5.9]
Six Cents in the Pocket (2015, Ricky D’Ambrose)
Atomic Blonde (2017, David Leitch) – 5.3
Not Reconciled (1965, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet) – 7.1
Spiral Jetty (2017, Ricky D’Ambrose)
Lost in the Mountains (2009, Hong Sang-soo)
+Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009, Wes Anderson) – 7.5 [up from ~7.1]
2046 (2004, Wong Kar-wai) – 8.6
Les Vampires (1915, Louis Feuillade) – 8.3
Mickey One (1965, Arthur Penn) – 5.9
Dil Se.. (1998, Mani Ratnam) – 7.0
Isle of Dogs (2018, Wes Anderson) DP – 7.2
Seven Chances (1925, Buster Keaton) – 8.2
The Railrodder (1965, Gerald Potterton)
+The Breakfast Club (1985, John Hughes) – 5.6 [up from ~5.0]
Identification Marks: None (1964, Jerzy Skolimowski) – 6.2
Charulata (1964, Satyajit Ray) – 7.7
Six in Paris (1965, Omnibus) – 6.2
Black Peter (1964, Milos Forman) – 5.2
Walkover (1965, Jerzy Skolimowski) – 6.3
Shakespeare Wallah (1965, James Ivory) – 6.3
Fists in the Pocket (1965, Marco Bellocchio) – 6.0

April
Gertrud (1964, Carl Theodor Dreyer) – 8.8
The Beaches of Agnès (2008, Agnès Varda) – 7.0
The Koumiko Mystery (1965, Chris Marker) – 7.3
Awaara (1951, Raj Kapoor) – 7.2
The Lady Without Camelias (1953, Michelangelo Antonioni) – 6.5
Fail to Appear (2017, Antoine Bourges) – 5.9
Le Petit Soldat (1960, Jean-Luc Godard) – 6.9
Three Colors: Blue (1993, Krzysztof Kieslowski) – 7.3
Knave of Hearts (1954, René Clément) – 5.7
The Wedding March (1928, Erich von Stroheim) – 7.4
Sandra (1965, Luchino Visconti) – 6.1
Film (1965, Alan Schneider)
Red Beard (1965, Akira Kurosawa) – 7.6
Ready Player One (2018, Steven Spielberg) 70mm – 6.1
Three Colors: White (1994, Krzysztof Kieslowski) – 5.9
Oxhide (2005, Liu Jiayin) – 7.4
Oxhide II (2009, Liu Jiayin) DP – 7.6
+Claire’s Camera (2017, Hong Sang-soo) DP – 7.2 [up from 7.1]
2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (1967, Jean-Luc Godard) – 7.3
Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (2017, Bruno Dumont) DP – 4.7
Ingrid Goes West (2017, Matt Spicer) – 4.8
Loves of a Blonde (1965, Milos Forman) – 6.4
Spione (1928, Fritz Lang) – 8.0
Dishonored (1931, Josef von Sternberg) – 7.1
The Green Fog (2017, Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson & Galen Johnson) DP – 6.4
24 Frames (2017, Abbas Kiarostami) DP – 6.1
Triple Agent (2004, Eric Rohmer) – 7.2
Bicycle Thieves (1948, Vittorio De Sica) – 6.6
+Au Hasard Balthazar (1966, Robert Bresson) – 7.6 [up from 7.3]
Avengers: Infinity War (2018, Anthony & Joe Russo) DP – 5.8
American Dreams (Lost and Found) (1984, James Benning) – 6.3
+Faces Places (2017, Agnès Varda & JR) – 7.4 [same]
+Yourself and Yours (2016, Hong Sang-soo) – 8.6 [up from 7.7]
Simon of the Desert (1965, Luis Buñuel) – 7.5
+The Cheat (1915, Cecil B. DeMille) – 5.7 [up from 5.1]
Lover for a Day (2017, Philippe Garrel) – 6.5
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965, Sergei Parajanov) – 7.4
La commare secca (1962, Bernardo Bertolucci) – 5.7
Wholly Communion (1965, Peter Whitehead)
+Masculin féminin (1966, Jean-Luc Godard) – 7.1 [up from 6.7]
Meet Marlon Brando (1966, Albert & David Maysles)
The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966, Pier Paolo Pasolini) – 6.1
Les Créatures (1966, Agnès Varda) – 5.8

May
Troublemakers (1966, Norman Fruchter & Robert Machover) – 6.1
+Zama (2017, Lucrecia Martel) DP – 7.3 [same]
The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (1966, André Delvaux) – 5.8
+Six Cents in the Pocket (2015, Ricky D’Ambrose)
The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet) DP – 7.3
Almost a Man (1966, Vittorio De Seta) – 4.4
Intimate Lighting (1965, Ivan Passer) – 5.6
The Hunt (1966, Carlos Saura) – 6.2
The Shameless Old Lady (1965, René Allio) – 6.3
Pearls of the Deep (1966, Omnibus) – 5.6
Three (1965, Aleksandar Petrovic) – 6.0
The Round-Up (1966, Miklós Jancsó) – 7.1
The Burmese Harp (1956, Kon Ichikawa) – 7.0
Hunger (1966, Henning Carlsen) – 5.8
Accattone (1961, Pier Paolo Pasolini) – 6.3
+Pierrot le fou (1965, Jean-Luc Godard) – 8.9 [up from 8.5]
The War Is Over (1966, Alain Resnais) – 7.3
Only Angels Have Wings (1939, Howard Hawks) – 9.1
Ismael’s Ghosts (2017, Arnaud Desplechin) DP – 6.9
The Great Silence (1968, Sergio Corbucci) DP – 7.1
+Pather Panchali (1955, Satyajit Ray) – 7.2 [same]
+The Battle of Algiers (1966, Gillo Pontecorvo) – 8.8 [same]
At the Top of the Stairs (1983, Paul Vecchiali) – 7.2
Come Drink With Me (1968, King Hu) – 7.6
Qui trop embrasse… (1986, Jacques Davila) 35mm – 6.0
Yesterday Girl (1966, Alexander Kluge) – 6.3
Phone Booth (2002, Joel Schumacher) – 4.6
+Manhunter (1986, Michael Mann) – 8.8 [same]
First Reformed (2017, Paul Schrader) SIFF, DP – 8.1
Je vous salue, Sarajevo (1993, Jean-Luc Godard)
Still Life (2006, Jia Zhangke) – 7.9
Le Redoutable (2017, Michel Hazanavicius) SIFF, DP – 2.6
+Kaili Blues (2015, Bi Gan) – 7.4 [up from 6.9]
Heaven Is Still Far Away (2016, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi)
Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator (1967, Dusan Makavejev) – 6.7
Raven’s End (1963, Bo Widerberg) – 6.2
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018, Desiree Akhavan) SIFF, DP – 5.8
The Guilty (2018, Gustav Möller) SIFF, DP – 5.9
Un beau soleil intérieur (2017, Claire Denis) SIFF, DP – 7.4
+The Day After (2017, Hong Sang-soo) DP – 7.5 [up from 7.4]
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018, Ron Howard) DP – 6.0
Battlefield Earth (2000, Roger Christian) – 2.2

June
Les Carabiniers (1963, Jean-Luc Godard) – 7.1
Applause (1929, Rouben Mamoulian) – 7.5
Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010, Dibakar Banerjee) – 4.7
Elvira Madigan (1967, Bo Widerberg) – 6.3
Brouillard: Passage #14 (2013, Alexandre Larose)
The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (1966, Roberto Rossellini) – 7.8
Father (1966, István Szabó) – 5.8
Show People (1928, King Vidor) – 6.3
Made in U.S.A (1966, Jean-Luc Godard) – 6.8
Barrier (1966, Jerzy Skolimowski) – 5.9
Good Manners (2017, Marco Dutra & Juliana Rojas) – 6.9
Ava (2017, Sadaf Foroughi) – 5.8
Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (2000, Hong Sang-soo) – 7.2
That Day, on the Beach (1983, Edward Yang) – 8.8
Portrait of Jason (1967, Shirley Clarke) – 7.2
Le Départ (1967, Jerzy Skolimowski) – 6.8
Samurai Rebellion (1967, Masaki Kobayashi) – 7.1
Young Törless (1966, Volker Schlöndorff) – 5.8
La Cartographe (2018, Nathan Douglas)
Tonite Let’s All Make Love in London (1967, Peter Whitehead) – 5.6
Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971, Melvin Van Peebles) DP – 6.2
Napoléon (1927, Abel Gance) –
Blowup (1966, Michelangelo Antonioni) – 7.3
TK (2018, TK) – 6.4