2018 First Watches

Renewed Appreciation: The Grandmaster, Dragon Inn, Yourself and Yours, Pierrot le fou, Alphaville, L’Avventura, Au hasard Balthazar, Nashville, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, The Last Picture Show, A Woman Is a Woman, Kaili Blues, The Incredibles, The Florida Project, Collateral, Mission: Impossible, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Day After, Masculin féminin, Mission: Impossible II, Mission: Impossible III, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

Shorts: “Je vous salue, Sarajevo,” “List,” “Orderly or Disorderly,” “Brouillard: Passage #14,” “Lost in the Mountains,” “Heaven Is Still Far Away,” “Associations,” “Six Cents in the Pocket,” “Spiral Jetty,” “Dyketactics,” “The Grandmother,” “…A Valparaiso,” “Joseph Kilian,” “Record 957,” “Something Horizontal,” “Rodeo,” “Nine Behind”

  1. Only Angels Have Wings (1939, Howard Hawks) [May]
  2. Late Spring (1949, Yasujiro Ozu) [July]
  3. Napoléon (1927, Abel Gance) [June]
  4. Sansho the Bailiff (1954, Kenji Mizoguchi) [January]
  5. Taipei Story (1985, Edward Yang) [January]
  6. Gertrud (1964, Carl Theodor Dreyer) [April]
  7. That Day, on the Beach (1983, Edward Yang) [June]
  8. My Neighbor Totoro (1988, Hayao Miyazaki) [February]
  9. The Hole (1998, Tsai Ming-liang) [January]
  10. Notorious (1946, Alfred Hitchcock) [September]
  11. 2046 (2004, Wong Kar-wai) [March]
  12. Weekend (1968, Jean-Luc Godard) [July]
  13. Cure (1997, Kiyoshi Kurosawa) [March]
  14. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978, Lau Kar-leung) [July]
  15. Les Vampires (1915, Louis Feuillade) [March]
  16. Seven Chances (1925, Buster Keaton) [March]
  17. Hard-Boiled (1992, John Woo) [August]
  18. Tropical Malady (2004, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) [June]
  19. My Night at Maud’s (1969, Eric Rohmer) [August]
  20. Out of the Past (1947, Jacques Tourneur) [July]
  21. First Reformed (2017, Paul Schrader) [May]
  22. Woman in the Dunes (1964, Hiroshi Teshigahara) [February]
  23. Millennium Mambo (2001, Hou Hsiao-hsien) [January]
  24. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944, Vincente Minnelli) [February]
  25. Beau Travail (1999, Claire Denis) [July]
  26. The Long Day Closes (1992, Terence Davies) [July]
  27. Spione (1928, Fritz Lang) [April]
  28. Ishtar (1987, Elaine May) [June]
  29. The Bridges of Madison County (1995, Clint Eastwood) [July]
  30. Still Life (2006, Jia Zhangke) [May]
  31. Fallen Angels (1995, Wong Kar-wai) [February]
  32. A Man Escaped (1956, Robert Bresson) [January]
  33. Othon (1970, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet) [September]
  34. Unforgiven (1992, Clint Eastwood) [February]
  35. Happy Together (1997, Wong Kar-wai) [February]
  36. The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (1966, Roberto Rossellini) [June]
  37. Je t’aime, je t’aime (1968, Alain Resnais) [September]
  38. Daisy Kenyon (1947, Otto Preminger) [July]
  39. Lola Montès (1955, Max Ophuls) [July]
  40. Sabotage (1936, Alfred Hitchcock) [August]
  41. The Lusty Men (1952, Nicholas Ray) [March]
  42. Legend of the Mountain (1979, King Hu) [January]
  43. Charulata (1964, Satyajit Ray) [March]
  44. Hahaha (2010, Hong Sang-soo) [September]
  45. The Long Gray Line (1955, John Ford) [July]
  46. Zorns Lemma (1970, Hollis Frampton) [September]
  47. Tokyo Olympiad (1965, Kon Ichikawa) [February]
  48. Oxhide II (2009, Liu Jiayin) [April]
  49. All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001, Shunji Iwai) [July]
  50. The Lady Vanishes (1938, Alfred Hitchcock) [August]
  51. Come Drink With Me (1966, King Hu) [May]
  52. Insiang (1976, Lino Brocka) [January]
  53. Nobody’s Daughter Haewon (2013, Hong Sang-soo) [January]
  54. Red Beard (1965, Akira Kurosawa) [April]
  55. The Immortal Story (1968, Orson Welles) [June]
  56. Moonfleet (1955, Fritz Lang) [July]
  57. Ugetsu (1953, Kenji Mizoguchi) [September]
  58. The World (2004, Jia Zhangke) [February]
  59. Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003, Thom Andersen) [July]
  60. Simon of the Desert (1965, Luis Buñuel) [April]
  61. Blissfully Yours (2002, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) [February]
  62. Le Boucher (1970, Claude Chabrol) [September]
  63. The Crucified Lovers (1954, Kenji Mizoguchi) [September]
  64. The Conformist (1970, Bernardo Bertolucci) [September]
  65. The 39 Steps (1935, Alfred Hitchcock) [August]
  66. One-Armed Swordsman (1967, Chang Cheh) [August]
  67. Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018, Christopher McQuarrie) [July]
  68. The Red and the White (1967, Miklós Jancsó) [July]
  69. Applause (1929, Rouben Mamoulian) [June]
  70. What Time Is It There? (2001, Tsai Ming-liang) [June]
  71. Hamlet (2000, Michael Almereyda) [February]
  72. Memories of Underdevelopment (1968, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea) [February]
  73. Boy (1969, Nagisa Oshima) [August]
  74. Oxhide (2005, Liu Jiayin) [April]
  75. The Servant (1963, Joseph Losey) [January]
  76. The Wild Child (1970, François Truffaut) [September]
  77. La Ronde (1950, Max Ophuls) [August]
  78. The Nun (1966, Jacques Rivette) [July]
  79. The Passenger (1975, Michelangelo Antonioni) [September]
  80. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965, Sergei Parajanov) [April]
  81. Mikey and Nicky (1976, Elaine May) [February]
  82. The Fate of Lee Khan (1973, King Hu) [January]
  83. The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet) [May]
  84. U.S. Go Home (1994, Claire Denis) [March]
  85. Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989, Hayao Miyazaki) [June]
  86. The Koumiko Mystery (1965, Chris Marker) [April]
  87. The War Is Over (1966, Alain Resnais) [May]
  88. 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (1967, Jean-Luc Godard) [April]
  89. Mouchette (1967, Robert Bresson) [July]
  90. Zama (2017, Lucrecia Martel) [February]
  91. The Exterminating Angel (1962, Luis Buñuel) [January]
  92. Blowup (1966, Michelangelo Antonioni) [June]
  93. A Better Tomorrow (1986, John Woo) [July]
  94. Red Desert (1964, Michelangelo Antonioni) [September]
  95. Shadow of a Doubt (1943, Alfred Hitchcock) [September]
  96. Un beau soleil intérieur (2017, Claire Denis) [May]
  97. The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936, Jean Renoir) [September]
  98. The Wedding March (1928, Erich von Stroheim) [April]
  99. Three Colors: Blue (1993, Krzysztof Kieslowski) [April]
  100. I Am Cuba (1964, Mikhail Kalatozov) [February]
  101. The Brig (1964, Jonas Mekas) [March]
  102. My Blueberry Nights (2007, Wong Kar-wai) [June]
  103. Une femme douce (1969, Robert Bresson) [August]
  104. All About Eve (1950, Joseph L. Mankiewicz) [July]
  105. Destroy, She Said (1969, Marguerite Duras) [August]
  106. Cold Water (1994, Olivier Assayas) [June]
  107. Heaven Can Wait (1943, Ernst Lubitsch) [August]
  108. Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (2000, Hong Sang-soo) [June]
  109. Triple Agent (2004, Eric Rohmer) [April]
  110. Portrait of Jason (1967, Shirley Clarke) [June]
  111. Computer Chess (2013, Andrew Bujalski) [August]
  112. Awaara (1951, Raj Kapoor) [April]
  113. Before We Vanish (2017, Kiyoshi Kurosawa) [March]
  114. The Graduate (1967, Mike Nichols) [July]
  115. Harakiri (1962, Masaki Kobayashi) [January]
  116. Kung Fu Hustle (2004, Stephen Chow) [August]
  117. Magnificent Obsession (1954, Douglas Sirk) [February]
  118. Rebecca (1940, Alfred Hitchcock) [September]
  119. Isle of Dogs (2018, Wes Anderson) [March]
  120. At the Top of the Stairs (1983, Paul Vecchiali) [May]
  121. Junior Bonner (1972, Sam Peckinpah) [March]
  122. Not Reconciled (1965, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet) [March]
  123. Unknown Pleasures (2002, Jia Zhangke) [January]
  124. Far From Vietnam (1967, Jean-Luc Godard & Joris Ivens & William Klein & Claude Lelouch & Chris Marker & Alain Resnais & Agnès Varda) [June]
  125. Nothing But a Man (1964, Michael Roemer) [February]
  126. One Plus One (1968, Jean-Luc Godard) [July]
  127. Toni (1935, Jean Renoir) [July]
  128. Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001, Shinichiro Watanabe) [June]
  129. The Round-Up (1966, Miklós Jancsó) [May]
  130. The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962, Robert Bresson) [January]
  131. Le Départ (1967, Jerzy Skolimowski) [June]
  132. The Seashell and the Clergyman (1927, Germaine Dulac) [September]
  133. Support the Girls (2018, Andrew Bujalski) [August]
  134. Les Carabiniers (1963, Jean-Luc Godard) [June]
  135. Dishonored (1931, Josef von Sternberg) [April]
  136. Samurai Rebellion (1967, Masaki Kobayashi) [June]
  137. eXistenZ (1999, David Cronenberg) [August]
  138. The Great Silence (1968, Sergio Corbucci) [May]
  139. Pasazerka (1963, Andrzej Munk) [March]
  140. The Burmese Harp (1956, Kon Ichikawa) [May]
  141. The Big City (1963, Satyajit Ray) [March]
  142. Children of Men (2006, Alfonso Cuarón) [July]
  143. L’Enfance nue (1968, Maurice Pialat) [July]
  144. Wanda (1970, Barbara Loden) [August]
  145. Wind From the East (1970, Groupe Dziga Vertov and Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin) [September]
  146. Rope (1948, Alfred Hitchcock) [September]
  147. HE Who Gets Slapped (1924, Victor Sjöström) [August]
  148. The Beaches of Agnès (2008, Agnès Varda) [April]
  149. The Rise and Fall of a Small Film Company (1986, Jean-Luc Godard) [August]
  150. Liza With a Z (1972, Bob Fosse) [August]
  151. Dil Se.. (1998, Mani Ratnam) [March]
  152. Good Manners (2017, Marco Dutra & Juliana Rojas) [June]
  153. Western (2017, Valeska Grisebach) [January]
  154. Ismael’s Ghosts (2017, Arnaud Desplechin) [May]
  155. Le Petit Soldat (1960, Jean-Luc Godard) [April]
  156. The Commuter (2018, Jaume Collet-Serra) [January]
  157. Three (2016, Johnnie To) [August]
  158. Adalen 31 (1969, Bo Widerberg) [August]
  159. The Five Obstructions (2003, Jørgen Leth & Lars von Trier) [August]
  160. Les Biches (1968, Claude Chabrol) [July]
  161. Made in U.S.A (1966, Jean-Luc Godard) [June]
  162. Mysterious Object at Noon (2000, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) [January]
  163. Design for Living (1933, Ernst Lubitsch) [August]
  164. Repo Man (1984, Alex Cox) [February]
  165. Band of Outsiders (1964, Jean-Luc Godard) [February]
  166. Mandabi (1968, Ousmane Sembène) [August]
  167. Notes on an Appearance (2018, Ricky D’Ambrose) [August]
  168. Nenette and Boni (1996, Claire Denis) [June]
  169. The Firemen’s Ball (1967, Milos Forman) [July]
  170. Cabaret (1972, Bob Fosse) [August]
  171. Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator (1967, Dusan Makavejev) [May]
  172. Ocean’s Eleven (2001, Steven Soderbergh) [June]
  173. Il Mare (1962, Giuseppe Patroni Griffi) [January]
  174. Bicycle Thieves (1948, Vittorio De Sica) [April]
  175. In Our Time (1982, Omnibus) [March]
  176. Hamlet (1964, Grigori Kozintsev) [February]
  177. Shoot the Moon Right Between the Eyes (2018, Graham L. Carter) [September]
  178. La Musica (1967, Marguerite Duras & Paul Seban) [September]
  179. The Merry Widow (1925, Erich von Stroheim) [August]
  180. Lover for a Day (2017, Philippe Garrel) [April]
  181. Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018, RaMell Ross) [July]
  182. sex, lies, and videotape (1989, Steven Soderbergh) [February]
  183. I fidanzati (1963, Ermanno Olmi) [January]
  184. Results (2015, Andrew Bujalski) [August]
  185. A Star Is Born (1937, William A. Wellman) [September]
  186. Une simple histoire (1959, Marcel Hanoun) [September]
  187. Trouble in Mind (1985, Alan Rudolph) [July]
  188. The Lady Without Camelias (1953, Michelangelo Antonioni) [April]
  189. Two Plains & a Fancy (2018, Lev Kalman & Whitney Horn) [June]
  190. Loves of a Blonde (1965, Milos Forman) [April]
  191. Shin Heike Monogatari (1955, Kenji Mizoguchi) [March]
  192. Walkover (1965, Jerzy Skolimowski) [March]
  193. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969, Richard Attenborough) [August]
  194. 24 Hours in the Life of a Woman (1968, Dominique Delouche) [July]
  195. Troublemakers (1966, Norman Fruchter & Robert Machover) [May]
  196. Feast of the Epiphany (2018, Michael Koresky & Jeff Reichert & Farihah Zaman) [June]
  197. Faces (1968, John Cassavetes) [July]
  198. Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970, Werner Herzog) [September]
  199. One Fine Day (1968, Ermanno Olmi) [September]
  200. Logan Lucky (2017, Steven Soderbergh) [August]
  201. Show People (1928, King Vidor) [June]
  202. The Green Fog (2017, Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson & Galen Johnson) [April]
  203. Game Night (2018, John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein) [March]
  204. Life Upside Down (1964, Alain Jessua) [March]
  205. Kes (1969, Ken Loach) [September]
  206. Enjo (1958, Kon Ichikawa) [February]
  207. Yesterday Girl (1966, Alexander Kluge) [May]
  208. Shakespeare Wallah (1965, James Ivory) [March]
  209. American Dreams (Lost and Found) (1984, James Benning) [April]
  210. The Shameless Old Lady (1965, René Allio) [May]
  211. The Joke (1969, Jaromil Jires) [August]
  212. Black Panther (2018, Ryan Coogler) [February]
  213. In the Midst of Life (1963, Robert Enrico) [January]
  214. The 15:17 to Paris (2018, Clint Eastwood) [February]
  215. Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed (1968, Alexander Kluge) [July]
  216. Lions Love (1969, Agnès Varda) [August]
  217. Sorry to Bother You (2018, Boots Riley) [July]
  218. Partner. (1968, Bernardo Bertolucci) [July]
  219. Elvira Madigan (1967, Bo Widerberg) [June]
  220. Accattone (1961, Pier Paolo Pasolini) [May]
  221. Funny Ha Ha (2002, Andrew Bujalski) [August]
  222. L’Argent (1928, Marcel L’Herbier) [July]
  223. King & Country (1964, Joseph Losey) [February]
  224. Félicité (2017, Alain Gomis) [January]
  225. Let the Corpses Tan (2017, Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani) [September]
  226. Six in Paris (1965, Omnibus) [March]
  227. Duet for Cannibals (1969, Susan Sontag) [August]
  228. Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971, Melvin Van Peebles) [June]
  229. Dogtooth (2009, Yorgos Lanthimos) [September]
  230. The Hunt (1966, Carlos Saura) [May]
  231. Glory Sky (1962, Takis Kanellopoulos) [January]
  232. Identification Marks: None (1964, Jerzy Skolimowski) [March]
  233. Raven’s End (1963, Bo Widerberg) [May]
  234. Diary of a Chambermaid (1964, Luis Buñuel) [February]
  235. Ready Player One (2018, Steven Spielberg) [April]
  236. The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966, Pier Paolo Pasolini) [April]
  237. Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963, Omnibus) [January]
  238. She and He (1963, Susumu Hani) [March]
  239. Before the Revolution (1964, Bernardo Bertolucci) [March]
  240. The Wild Boys (2017, Bertrand Mandico) [August]
  241. 24 Frames (2017, Abbas Kiarostami) [April]
  242. Sandra (1965, Luchino Visconti) [April]
  243. Winter’s Bone (2010, Debra Granik) [June]
  244. Signs of Life (1968, Werner Herzog) [July]
  245. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018, Peyton Reed) [June]
  246. The Spider’s Stratagem (1970, Bernardo Bertolucci) [September]
  247. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018, Ron Howard) [May]
  248. Three (1965, Aleksandar Petrovic) [May]
  249. Fists in the Pocket (1965, Marco Bellocchio) [March]
  250. Jamaica Inn (1939, Alfred Hitchcock) [January]
  251. Qui trop embrasse… (1986, Jacques Davila) [May]
  252. The Epic That Never Was (1965, Bill Duncalf) [August]
  253. Mickey One (1965, Arthur Penn) [March]
  254. Barrier (1966, Jerzy Skolimowski) [June]
  255. Three Colors: White (1994, Krzysztof Kieslowski) [April]
  256. The Guilty (2018, Gustav Möller) [May]
  257. Fail to Appear (2017, Antoine Bourges) [April]
  258. Last Men in Aleppo (2017, Feras Fayyad) [January]
  259. Father (1966, István Szabó) [June]
  260. The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (1966, André Delvaux) [May]
  261. The Garden of Delights (1970, Carlos Saura) [September]
  262. The Rite (1969, Ingmar Bergman) [August]
  263. Barravento (1962, Glauber Rocha) [January]
  264. Ava (2017, Sadaf Foroughi) [June]
  265. Hallelujah the Hills (1963, Adolfas Mekas) [January]
  266. All the Money in the World (2017, Ridley Scott) [January]
  267. Hands Over the City (1963, Francesco Rosi) [February]
  268. Quiet Please, Murder (1942, John Larkin) [February]
  269. Happiness (1935, Aleksandr Medvedkin) [August]
  270. Hunger (1966, Henning Carlsen) [May]
  271. Fail-Safe (1964, Sidney Lumet) [February]
  272. Les Créatures (1966, Agnès Varda) [April]
  273. Alone Across the Pacific (1963, Kon Ichikawa) [March]
  274. Young Törless (1966, Volker Schlöndorff) [June]
  275. Porcile (1969, Pier Paolo Pasolini) [August]
  276. L’Age d’Or (1930, Luis Buñuel) [February]
  277. Capricious Summer (1968, Jiri Menzel) [June]
  278. Avengers: Infinity War (2018, Anthony & Joe Russo) [April]
  279. The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018, Desiree Akhavan) [May]
  280. Leave No Trace (2018, Debra Granik) [June]
  281. Hugo and Josephine (1967, Kjell Grede) [July]
  282. Zabriskie Point (1970, Michelangelo Antonioni) [September]
  283. The Lion Hunters (1965, Jean Rouch) [June]
  284. La commare secca (1962, Bernardo Bertolucci) [April]
  285. Knave of Hearts (1954, René Clément) [April]
  286. Goto, Island of Love (1969, Walerian Borowczyk) [August]
  287. When Harry Met Sally… (1989, Rob Reiner) [February]
  288. Nobody Waved Good-bye (1964, Don Owen) [February]
  289. Intimate Lighting (1965, Ivan Passer) [May]
  290. Lilith (1964, Robert Rossen) [February]
  291. The Virgin Spring (1960, Ingmar Bergman) [February]
  292. Orders (2017, Eric Marsh & Andrew Stasiulis) [January]
  293. Tonite Let’s All Make Love in London (1967, Peter Whitehead) [June]
  294. Memorandum (1965, Donald Brittain & John Spotton) [June]
  295. Pearls of the Deep (1966, Omnibus) [May]
  296. All the Way Home (1963, Alex Segal) [January]
  297. The Last Clean Shirt (1964, Alfred Leslie) [March]
  298. Comrades (1970, Marin Karmitz) [September]
  299. Looking at the Stars (2016, Alexandre Peralta) [March]
  300. Siberian Lady Macbeth (1962, Andrzej Wajda) [March]
  301. Magnet of Doom (1963, Jean-Pierre Melville) [January]
  302. Atomic Blonde (2017, David Leitch) [March]
  303. Love, Cecil (2017, Lisa Immordino Vreeland) [July]
  304. 12 Days (2017, Raymond Depardon) [January]
  305. Harry Munter (1969, Kjell Grede) [September]
  306. Black Peter (1964, Milos Forman) [March]
  307. Ingrid Goes West (2017, Matt Spicer) [April]
  308. A Report on the Party and the Guests (1966, Jan Nemec) [July]
  309. Eighth Grade (2018, Bo Burnham) [July]
  310. Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (2017, Bruno Dumont) [April]
  311. Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010, Dibakar Banerjee) [June]
  312. Phone Booth (2002, Joel Schumacher) [May]
  313. Salvatore Giuliano (1962, Francesco Rosi) [February]
  314. Forever Young (2018, Li Fangfang) [July]
  315. Almost a Man (1966, Vittorio De Seta) [May]
  316. Crazy Rich Asians (2018, Jon M. Chu) [August]
  317. Le Redoutable (2017, Michel Hazanavicius) [May]
  318. Battlefield Earth (2000, Roger Christian) [May]