2020 First Watches

Renewed Appreciation: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Cemetery of Splendour, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, What Time Is It There?, Two English Girls, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Spione, Transit, Phoenix, SPL II: A Time for Consequences, Legend of the Mountain, The Matrix, There Will Be Blood, Vive L’Amour, L’Eclisse, Nothing But a Man, The Unspeakable Act, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, Meek’s Cutoff, Dragon Inn

Shorts: “All My Life,” “Le Chant du styrène,” “No No Sleep,” “Transformers: The Premake,” “Asparagus,” “Night Without Distance,” “Origins of the 21st Century,” “Toute la mémoire du monde,” “Joy Street,” “Cry When It Happens,” “The Sky Is Clear and Blue Today,” “Visit,” “Caterina,” “Fainting Spells,” “Pinball,” “Temple of Torment,” “What Did Jack Do?,” “Cattle Mutilations,” “El Doctor,” “Possibly in Michigan,” “The Stranger in Apartment 9F,” “Visitations,” “Fit Model,” “La France contre les Robots,” “Jefferson Circus Songs,” “Nightwalk”

  1. Femmes Femmes (1974, Paul Vecchiali) [April]
  2. High and Low (1963, Akira Kurosawa) [March]
  3. Mysteries of Lisbon (2010, Raúl Ruiz) [January]
  4. Beijing Watermelon (1989, Nobuhiko Obayashi) [May]
  5. His Girl Friday (1940, Howard Hawks) [March]
  6. Like Someone in Love (2012, Abbas Kiarostami) [January]
  7. The Love Eterne (1963, Li Han-hsiang) [March]
  8. Peking Opera Blues (1986, Tsui Hark) [April]
  9. Sparrow (2008, Johnnie To) [April]
  10. Pyaasa (1957, Guru Dutt) [April]
  11. Pedicab Driver (1989, Sammo Hung) [May]
  12. Election 2 (2006, Johnnie To) [May]
  13. Fantômas (1913, Louis Feuillade) [March]
  14. Throw Down (2004, Johnnie To) [May]
  15. The Clock (1945, Vincente Minnelli) [March]
  16. The Wind Rises (2013, Hayao Miyazaki) [January]
  17. Drug War (2012, Johnnie To) [January]
  18. Faubourg St. Martin (1986, Jean-Claude Guiguet) [April]
  19. Romancing in Thin Air (2012, Johnnie To) [January]
  20. The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004, Adam Curtis) [May]
  21. Providence (1977, Alain Resnais) [April]
  22. Too Many Ways to Be No. 1 (1997, Wai Ka-fai) [May]
  23. Safe (1995, Todd Haynes) [February]
  24. Fourteen (2019, Dan Sallitt) [May]
  25. Dawn of the Dead (1978, George A. Romero) [February]
  26. Tabu (2012, Miguel Gomes) [January]
  27. Simone Barbès or Virtue (1980, Marie-Claude Treilhou) [March]
  28. Afternoon (2015, Tsai Ming-liang) [April]
  29. Hanagatami (2017, Nobuhiko Obayashi) [January]
  30. Accident (2009, Soi Cheang) [April]
  31. The Valiant Ones (1975, King Hu) [April]
  32. Starship Troopers (1997, Paul Verhoeven) [March]
  33. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013, Isao Takahata) [January]
  34. Double messieurs (1986, Jean-François Stévenin) [February]
  35. Through the Forest (2005, Jean-Paul Civeyrac) [April]
  36. The Century of the Self (2002, Adam Curtis) [May]
  37. Film Socialisme (2010, Jean-Luc Godard) [April]
  38. Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth? (1932, Yasujiro Ozu) [May]
  39. A Voluntary Year (2019, Ulrich Köhler & Henner Winckler) [February]
  40. The Mouth Agape (1974, Maurice Pialat) [May]
  41. At This Late Date, the Charleston (1981, Kihachi Okamoto) [March]
  42. Pauline at the Beach (1983, Eric Rohmer) [March]
  43. The Green Room (1978, François Truffaut) [May]
  44. Journey to the West (2014, Tsai Ming-liang) [January]
  45. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013, Martin Scorsese) [January]
  46. Metropolis (1927, Fritz Lang) [March]
  47. That Obscure Object of Desire (1977, Luis Buñuel) [January]
  48. 36 Fillette (1988, Catherine Breillat) [February]
  49. differently, Molussia (2012, Nicolas Rey) [January]
  50. Synonyms (2019, Nadav Lapid) [January]
  51. Garoto (2015, Júlio Bressane) [January]
  52. Noroît (une vengeance) (1976, Jacques Rivette) [March]
  53. Day of the Dead (1985, George A. Romero) [February]
  54. Rosemary’s Baby (1968, Roman Polanski) [April]
  55. The Blue Angel (1930, Josef von Sternberg) [March]
  56. West Side Story (1961, Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins) [February]
  57. Blind Detective (2013, Johnnie To) [January]
  58. Shadows (1959, John Cassavetes) [January]
  59. Vitalina Varela (2019, Pedro Costa) [February]
  60. Unstoppable (2010, Tony Scott) [January]
  61. Election (2005, Johnnie To) [May]
  62. Merry-Go-Round (1981, Jacques Rivette) [May]
  63. Bacurau (2019, Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles) [April]
  64. A Hidden Life (2019, Terrence Malick) [January]
  65. The Wild Goose Lake (2019, Diao Yinan) [April]
  66. The Cool World (1963, Shirley Clarke) [January]
  67. The Boston Strangler (1968, Richard Fleischer) [May]
  68. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971, Robert Altman) [February]
  69. Grand Illusion (1937, Jean Renoir) [March]
  70. Brokeback Mountain (2005, Ang Lee) [April]
  71. The Arbor (2010, Clio Barnard) [January]
  72. Klute (1971, Alan J. Pakula) [April]
  73. Zombi Child (2019, Bertrand Bonello) [February]
  74. Sentimental Education (2013, Júlio Bressane) [January]
  75. The World Is Full of Secrets (2018, Graham Swon) [January]
  76. Atlantics (2019, Mati Diop) [January]
  77. A Girl Missing (2019, Koji Fukada) [February]
  78. The Matrix Reloaded (2003, Lana & Lilly Wachowski) [April]
  79. Your Face (2018, Tsai Ming-liang) [May]
  80. Under the Skin (2013, Jonathan Glazer) [January]
  81. Meeting a Milestone (1989, Goutam Ghose) [March]
  82. Fear of Fear (1975, Rainer Werner Fassbinder) [March]
  83. Den of Thieves (2018, Christian Gudegast) [May]
  84. The Sign of Leo (1962, Eric Rohmer) [April]
  85. Camouflage (1977, Krzysztof Zanussi) [May]
  86. Ham on Rye (2019, Tyler Taormina) [February]
  87. A Faithful Man (2018, Louis Garrel) [February]
  88. Ikiru (1952, Akira Kurosawa) [April]
  89. Lust, Caution (2007, Ang Lee) [May]
  90. Zero Dark Thirty (2012, Kathryn Bigelow) [April]
  91. In Transit (2015, Albert Maysles & Lynn True & David Usui & Nelson Walker & Ben Wu) [April]
  92. Life Without Principle (2011, Johnnie To) [January]
  93. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959, Masaki Kobayashi) [February]
  94. Safety Last! (1923, Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor) [April]
  95. The American Sector (2020, Courtney Stephens & Pacho Velez) [February]
  96. Le Samouraï (1967, Jean-Pierre Melville) [April]
  97. SPL: Paradox (2017, Wilson Yip) [April]
  98. Some Divine Wind (1991, Roddy Bogawa) [May]
  99. Candyman (1992, Bernard Rose) [March]
  100. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019, J.J. Abrams) [January]
  101. With Babies and Banners: Story of the Women’s Emergency Brigade (1978, Lorraine Gray) [May]
  102. The Hurt Locker (2008, Kathryn Bigelow) [April]
  103. Oroslan (2019, Matjaz Ivanisin) [February]
  104. The Matrix Revolutions (2003, Lana & Lilly Wachowski) [April]
  105. Skip Tracer (1977, Zale Dalen) [May]
  106. The Mask of Zorro (1998, Martin Campbell) [May]
  107. Hit 2 Pass (2014, Kurt Walker) [May]
  108. s01e03 (2020, Kurt Walker) [May]
  109. Sunrise/Sunset (2019, Jong Ougie Pak) [April]
  110. A Wedding (1978, Robert Altman) [May]
  111. Mekong Hotel (2012, Apichatpong Weerasthakul) [January]
  112. Wild Strawberries (1957, Ingmar Bergman) [April]
  113. SPL: Kill Zone (2005, Wilson Yip) [April]
  114. Batang West Side (2001, Lav Diaz) [March]
  115. Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020, Eliza Hittman) [April]
  116. Locke (2013, Steven Knight) [March]
  117. Daisies (1966, Vera Chytilová) [February]
  118. Enter the Dragon (1973, Robert Clouse) [May]
  119. They Are Their Own Gifts (1978, Lucille Rhodes & Margaret Murphy) [May]
  120. Ema (2019, Pablo Larraín) [May]
  121. American Psycho (2000, Mary Harron) [March]
  122. Fight Club (1999, David Fincher) [March]
  123. Gamer (2009, Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor) [March]
  124. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018, Susan Johnson) [February]
  125. Bloodbrothers (1978, Robert Mulligan) [May]
  126. My First Film (2018, Zia Anger) [May]