2019 First Watches

Renewed Appreciation: Blue Velvet, Blackhat, Death by Hanging, Last Year at Marienbad, Hiroshima mon amour, The Fate of Lee Khan, Breathless, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Muriel, or the Time of Return, Do the Right Thing, Badlands, The Heartbreak Kid, Frances Ha, Xala, A Woman Under the Influence, As Tears Go By, Happy Hour, Office, In the Realm of the Senses, Cruel Story of Youth, Chocolat

Shorts: “Serene Velocity,” “The Musketeers of Pig Alley,” “When It Rains,” “Fireworks,” “Arnulf Rainer,” “The Hedonists,” “Castro Street,” “Prelude: Dog Star Man,” “The Mammals of Victoria,” “Hold Me While I’m Naked,” “Secret Goldfish,” “Cry Me a River,” “Rain,” “The Birth of Magellan: Cadenza I,” “The Bakery Girl of Monceau,” “Something Good – Negro Kiss,” “Reflections on Black”, “Radio Dynamics,” “Machorka-Muff,” “Comingled Containers,” “The Poet and Singer,” “Yggdrasill: Whose Roots Are Stars in the Human Mind,” “Ballet mécanique”, “Liberty,” “Introduction to Arnold Schoenberg’s ‘Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene'”, “Round Seven,” “Twelve Tales Told,” “Infinite Doors,” “From These Roots,” “The Trembling Giant,” “Oscar at 8903 Empire,” “Antoine and Colette,” “The Unchanging Sea,” “Kid Auto Races at Venice,” “Tokyo March,” “Wong Sinsaang,” “Rams 23 Blue Bears 21,” “Pasadena Freeway Stills,” “Ada Kaleh,” “The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra,” “The Bridegroom, the Actress, and the Pimp”

  1. Céline and Julie Go Boating (1974, Jacques Rivette) [February]
  2. La Flor (2018, Mariano Llinás) [June]
  3. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933, Fritz Lang) [July]
  4. The Awful Truth (1937, Leo McCarey) [June]
  5. The Mother and the Whore (1973, Jean Eustache) [January]
  6. The End of Evangelion (1997, Hideaki Anno) [July]
  7. Syndromes and a Century (2006, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) [July]
  8. Asako I & II (2018, Ryusuke Hamaguchi) [August]
  9. Out 1: Spectre (1972, Jacques Rivette) [February]
  10. A Confucian Confusion (1994, Edward Yang) [August]
  11. India Song (1975, Marguerite Duras) [April]
  12. La Collectionneuse (1967, Eric Rohmer) [August]
  13. Certified Copy (2010, Abbas Kiarostami) [September]
  14. Moses und Aron (1975, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet) [March]
  15. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (2011, Johnnie To) [July]
  16. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2 (2014, Johnnie To) [August]
  17. Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler (1922, Fritz Lang) [January]
  18. Fort Apache (1948, John Ford) [March]
  19. A Day in the Country (1936, Jean Renoir) [June]
  20. Lancelot du Lac (1974, Robert Bresson) [February]
  21. Goodbye to Language (2014, Jean-Luc Godard) [March]
  22. Naked (1993, Mike Leigh) [April]
  23. Duelle (une quarantaine) (1976, Jacques Rivette) [May]
  24. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972, Rainer Werner Fassbinder) [January]
  25. Bound for the Fields, the Mountains, and the Seacoast (1986, Nobuhiko Obayashi) [February]
  26. Transit (2018, Christian Petzold) [March]
  27. The Marquise of O… (1976, Eric Rohmer) [May]
  28. 35 Shots of Rum (2008, Claire Denis) [April]
  29. I Walked With a Zombie (1943, Jacques Tourneur) [September]
  30. Claire’s Knee (1970, Eric Rohmer) [August]
  31. Strange Days (1995, Kathryn Bigelow) [May]
  32. Grass (2018, Hong Sang-soo) [April]
  33. Gone Girl (2014, David Fincher) [August]
  34. Man With a Movie Camera (1929, Dziga Vertov) [January]
  35. The Quiet Man (1952, John Ford) [March]
  36. Diary of a Country Priest (1951, Robert Bresson) [August]
  37. The Princess of France (2014, Matías Piñeiro) [July]
  38. Listen Up Philip (2014, Alex Ross Perry) [April]
  39. High Life (2018, Claire Denis) [April]
  40. Gohatto (1999, Nagisa Oshima) [March]
  41. His Motorbike, Her Island (1986, Nobuhiko Obayashi) [August]
  42. Speed Racer (2008, Lana & Lilly Wachowski) [July]
  43. Police Story (1985, Jackie Chan) [February]
  44. Nomad (1982, Patrick Tam) [August]
  45. Tale of Cinema (2005, Hong Sang-soo) [August]
  46. The Sweet Hereafter (1997, Atom Egoyan) [January]
  47. Bastards (2013, Claire Denis) [April]
  48. This Is Not a Film (2011, Jafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb) [September]
  49. Dangerous Encounters – First Kind (1980, Tsui Hark) [April]
  50. Secrets & Lies (1996, Mike Leigh) [April]
  51. Her Smell (2018, Alex Ross Perry) [April]
  52. Woman on the Beach (2006, Hong Sang-soo) [August]
  53. Oki’s Movie (2010, Hong Sang-soo) [March]
  54. La Rupture (1970, Claude Chabrol) [January]
  55. School on Fire (1988, Ringo Lam) [April]
  56. Vera Drake (2004, Mike Leigh) [April]
  57. Cléo From 5 to 7 (1962, Agnès Varda) [March]
  58. I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone (2006, Tsai Ming-liang) [July]
  59. Underground (1995, Emir Kusturica) [February]
  60. Paris Belongs to Us (1961, Jacques Rivette) [February]
  61. Dersu Uzala (1975, Akira Kurosawa) [May]
  62. Just Before Nightfall (1971, Claude Chabrol) [January]
  63. Too Early/Too Late (1982, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet) [August]
  64. The Strange Little Cat (2013, Ramon Zürcher) [July]
  65. All That Heaven Allows (1955, Douglas Sirk) [February]
  66. An Elephant Sitting Still (2018, Hu Bo) [April]
  67. Killer of Sheep (1977, Charles Burnett) [March]
  68. Stavisky… (1974, Alain Resnais) [February]
  69. The Image Book (2018, Jean-Luc Godard) [February]
  70. Make Way for Tomorrow (1937, Leo McCarey) [August]
  71. The Ghost Writer (2010, Roman Polanski) [August]
  72. Like You Know It All (2009, Hong Sang-soo) [June]
  73. Friday Night (2002, Claire Denis) [April]
  74. Simple Men (1992, Hal Hartley) [April]
  75. The Ceremony (1971, Nagisa Oshima) [May]
  76. The Color Wheel (2011, Alex Ross Perry) [April]
  77. The Wayward Cloud (2005, Tsai Ming-liang) [May]
  78. La Chienne (1931, Jean Renoir) [March]
  79. Mean Streets (1973, Martin Scorsese) [January]
  80. Testament (1983, Lynne Littman) [February]
  81. Female Trouble (1974, John Waters) [June]
  82. Goodbye South, Goodbye (1996, Hou Hsiao-hsien) [June]
  83. Fox and His Friends (1975, Rainer Werner Fassbinder) [March]
  84. Face (2009, Tsai Ming-liang) [August]
  85. Berlin Express (1948, Jacques Tourneur) [July]
  86. Born in Flames (1983, Lizzie Borden) [May]
  87. Only Yesterday (1933, John M. Stahl) [April]
  88. Dragnet Girl (1933, Yasujiro Ozu) [March]
  89. The Loneliest Planet (2011, Julia Loktev) [August]
  90. Cruising (1980, William Friedkin) [June]
  91. Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (2019, Quentin Tarantino) [July]
  92. Coherence (2013, James Ward Byrkit) [August]
  93. Day for Night (1973, François Truffaut) [January]
  94. The Dreamed Path (2016, Angela Schanelec) [April]
  95. From the Clouds to the Resistance (1979, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet) [August]
  96. Sérail (1976, Eduardo de Gregorio) [May]
  97. Pink Flamingos (1972, John Waters) [June]
  98. Pola X (1999, Leos Carax) [June]
  99. Harlan County, U.S.A. (1976, Barbara Kopple) [May]
  100. Liebelei (1933, Max Ophuls) [February]
  101. Andrei Rublev (1966, Andrei Tarkovsky) [January]
  102. Pickpocket (1959, Robert Bresson) [September]
  103. Belle de Jour (1967, Luis Buñuel) [May]
  104. Barbara (2012, Christian Petzold) [August]
  105. Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945, Robert Bresson) [July]
  106. The Phantom of Liberty (1974, Luis Buñuel) [February]
  107. Golden Exits (2017, Alex Ross Perry) [April]
  108. Day Night Day Night (2006, Julia Loktev) [July]
  109. Small Change (1976, François Truffaut) [May]
  110. History Lessons (1972, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet) [January]
  111. What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire? (2018, Roberto Minervini) [September]
  112. The Power of Kangwon Province (1998, Hong Sang-soo) [January]
  113. Girlfriends (1978, Claudia Weill) [May]
  114. Profit motive and the whispering wind (2007, John Gianvito) [April]
  115. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974, Werner Herzog) [March]
  116. The Mule (2018, Clint Eastwood) [January]
  117. Unfriended: Dark Web (2018, Stephen Susco) [January]
  118. Mrs. Hyde (2017, Serge Bozon) [January]
  119. Belonging (2019, Burak Çevik) [March]
  120. The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (1996, Hong Sang-soo) [April]
  121. The Revenge: A Visit From Fate (1997, Kiyoshi Kurosawa) [May]
  122. Between the Lines (1977, Joan Micklin Silver) [May]
  123. Grey Gardens (1974, Albert Maysles & David Maysles & Ellen Hovde & Muffie Meyer) [March]
  124. Alice in the Cities (1974, Wim Wenders) [February]
  125. The Story of Adèle H. (1975, François Truffaut) [April]
  126. White Material (2009, Claire Denis) [April]
  127. Welcome to Marwen (2018, Robert Zemeckis) [January]
  128. 3 Faces (2018, Jafar Panahi) [July]
  129. Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976, Joan Micklin Silver) [May]
  130. Rome, Open City (1945, Roberto Minervini) [September]
  131. Suzanne’s Career (1963, Eric Rohmer) [July]
  132. The Middle of the World (1974, Alain Tanner) [February]
  133. L’Intrus (2004, Claire Denis) [April]
  134. Brick and Mirror (1964, Ebrahim Golestan) [May]
  135. Electra, My Love (1974, Miklós Jancsó) [March]
  136. The Middleman (1976, Satyajit Ray) [May]
  137. Angels of Sin (1943, Robert Bresson) [July]
  138. Fortini/Cani (1976, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet) [July]
  139. Ossessione (1943, Luchino Visconti) [May]
  140. Infinite Football (2018, Corneliu Porumboiu) [January]
  141. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019, Chad Stahelski) [May]
  142. The House That Jack Built (2018, Lars von Trier) [January]
  143. The Nasty Girl (1990, Michael Verhoeven) [January]
  144. I Wish I Knew (2010, Jia Zhangke) [April]
  145. P’tit Quinquin (2014, Bruno Dumont) [June]
  146. Buzzard (2014, Joel Potrykus) [July]
  147. The Night of the Scarecrow (1974, Sérgio Ricardo) [February]
  148. The Memory of Justice (1976, Marcel Ophuls) [May]
  149. The Souvenir (2019, Joanna Hogg) [June]
  150. Coincoin and the Extra-Humans (2018, Bruno Dumont) [June]
  151. Us (2019, Jordan Peele) [March]
  152. Classical Period (2018, Ted Fendt) [January]
  153. Italianamerican (1974, Martin Scorsese) [February]
  154. Ulzana’s Raid (1972, Robert Aldrich) [March]
  155. Israel, Why (1973, Claude Lanzmann) [January]
  156. The Competition (2016, Claire Simon) [February]
  157. Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (1976, Alain Tanner) [May]
  158. Police Story 2 (1988, Jackie Chan) [February]
  159. Exhibition (2013, Joanna Hogg) [June]
  160. Witness (1985, Peter Weir) [January]
  161. Trash Humpers (2009, Harmony Korine) [March]
  162. Fire at Sea (2016, Gianfranco Rosi) [August]
  163. Drift (2017, Helena Wittmann) [March]
  164. The Dead Don’t Die (2019, Jim Jarmusch) [July]
  165. The Illumination (1973, Krzysztof Zanussi) [January]
  166. Dong (2006, Jia Zhangke) [April]
  167. El Valley Centro (1999, James Benning) [March]
  168. The Rider (2017, Chloé Zhao) [January]
  169. Tarnation (2003, Jonathan Caouette) [June]
  170. I Shot Jesse James (1949, Samuel Fuller) [July]
  171. Enamorada (1946, Emilio Fernández) [February]
  172. Les Enfants Terribles (1950, Jean-Pierre Melville) [February]
  173. Land of Silence and Darkness (1971, Werner Herzog) [January]
  174. High Flying Bird (2019, Steven Soderbergh) [April]
  175. A Doll’s House (1973, Joseph Losey) [January]
  176. The Wandering Soap Opera (2017, Raúl Ruiz & Valeria Sarmiento) [June]
  177. Belmonte (2018, Federico Veiroj) [July]
  178. My Name Is Julia Ross (1945, Joseph H. Lewis) [June]
  179. Sophia Antipolis (2018, Virgil Vernier) [June]
  180. Zero for Conduct (1933, Jean Vigo) [August]
  181. Memento (2000, Christopher Nolan) [January]
  182. La Paloma (1974, Daniel Schmid) [February]
  183. Cosmopolis (2012, David Cronenberg)
  184. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975, Volker Schlöndorff & Margarethe von Trotta) [March]
  185. Lost and Beautiful (2015, Pietro Marcello) [July]
  186. The Plagiarists (2019, Peter Parlow) [August]
  187. Conversation Piece (1974, Luchino Visconti) [March]
  188. Field Niggas (2015, Khalik Allah) [March]
  189. Mimosas (2016, Oliver Laxe) [September]
  190. Domino (2019, Brian De Palma) [June]
  191. Distant Thunder (1973, Satyajit Ray) [January]
  192. Kings of the Road (1976, Wim Wenders) [May]
  193. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018, Bob Persichetti & Peter Ramsey & Rodney Rothman) [January]
  194. Unbreakable (2000, M. Night Shyamalan) [January]
  195. Minding the Gap (2018, Bing Liu) [January]
  196. Relaxer (2018, Joel Potrykus) [July]
  197. Smile (1975, Michael Ritchie) [April]
  198. Ready or Not (2019, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett) [August]
  199. Happy Death Day 2U (2019, Christopher Landon) [January]
  200. The Giants of Thessaly (1960, Riccardo Freda) [May]
  201. Impolex (2009, Alex Ross Perry) [April]
  202. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006, Guillermo del Toro) [March]
  203. A Separation (2011, Asghar Farhadi) [September]
  204. Stolen Kisses (1968, François Truffaut) [June]
  205. Mercury in Retrograde (2017, Michael Glover Smith) [August]
  206. Archipelago (2010, Joanna Hogg) [June]
  207. Hedy (1966, Andy Warhol) [February]
  208. Milla (2017, Valérie Massadian) [January]
  209. A Bigger Splash (1973, Jack Hazan) [February]
  210. Model Shop (1969, Jacques Demy) [June]
  211. Lessons of Darkness (1992, Werner Herzog) [April]
  212. Glass (2019, M. Night Shyamalan) [February]
  213. The Wonderful Crook (1975, Claude Goretta) [March]
  214. Lacombe Lucien (1974, Louis Malle) [February]
  215. Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (2017, Travis Wilkerson) [January]
  216. Part-Time Work of a Domestic Slave (1973, Alexander Kluge) [February]
  217. Bed and Board (1970, François Truffaut) [July]
  218. Honeyland (2019, Tamara Kotevska & Ljubomir Stefanov) [March]
  219. The Watermelon Woman (1996, Cheryl Dunye) [January]
  220. Knife + Heart (2018, Yann Gonzalez) [June]
  221. Love on the Run (1979, François Truffaut) [July]
  222. Toy Story 4 (2019, Josh Cooley) [July]
  223. Long Way Home (2018, André Novais Oliveira) [March]
  224. Unrelated (2007, Joanna Hogg) [June]
  225. Fausto (2018, Andrea Bussmann) [June]
  226. Riddles of the Sphinx (1977, Laura Mulvey & Peter Wollen) [March]
  227. Kid Blue (1973, James Frawley) [January]
  228. Avengers: Endgame (2019, Anthony & Joe Russo) [May]
  229. The Assassination of Trotsky (1972, Joseph Losey) [January]
  230. The Sign of the Cross (1932, Cecil B. DeMille) [April]
  231. It’s My Turn (1980, Claudia Weill) [May]
  232. Réjeanne Padovani (1973, Denys Arcand) [January]
  233. Illustrious Corpses (1976, Francesco Rosi) [May]
  234. Hearts of the West (1975, Howard Zieff) [March]
  235. Silence (1926, Rupert Julian) [March]
  236. Spring Breakers (2012, Harmony Korine) [March]
  237. Crawl (2019, Alexandre Aja) [July]
  238. Autobiography of a Princess (1975, James Ivory) [April]
  239. Old-Fashioned Woman (1974, Martha Coolidge) [February]
  240. River’s Edge (1986, Tim Hunter) [June]
  241. Keep It for Yourself (1991, Claire Denis) [June]
  242. The Land of Steady Habits (2018, Nicole Holofcener) [January]
  243. Compañero: Victor Jara of Chile (1975, Stanley Forman & Martin Smith) [April]
  244. Shirkers (2018, Sandi Tan) [June]
  245. Baraka (1992, Ron Fricke) [June]
  246. What We Do in the Shadows (2014, Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi) [September]
  247. The Farewell (2019, Lulu Wang) [July]
  248. Shadow (2018, Zhang Yimou) [July]
  249. Saving Brinton (2017, Tommy Haines & John Richard & Andrew Sherburne) [August]
  250. Hereditary (2018, Ari Aster) [June]
  251. People’s Republic of Desire (2018, Hao Wu) [June]
  252. A City Called Macau (2019, Li Shaohong) [August]
  253. Roam Sweet Home (1996, Ellen Spiro) [April]
  254. Me @ the Zoo (2012, Chris Moukarbel & Valerie Veatch) [July]
  255. Midsommar (2019, Ari Aster) [July]
  256. Searching (2018, Aneesh Chaganty) [July]
  257. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002, Phillip Noyce) [February]
  258. Layer Cake (2004, Matthew Vaughn) [March]
  259. In Fabric (2018, Peter Strickland) [May]
  260. Black Moon (1975, Louis Malle) [March]
  261. Booksmart (2019, Olivia Wilde) [May]
  262. Southland Tales (2006, Richard Kelly) [May]