2020 Viewing Log

January
That Obscure Object of Desire (1977, Luis Buñuel) – 7.4
Life Without Principle (2011, Johnnie To) – 6.3
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019, J.J. Abrams) DP – 6.2
A Hidden Life (2019, Terrence Malick) DP – 7.2
+What Time Is It There? (2001, Tsai Ming-liang) 35mm – 7.9 [up from 7.5]
Synonyms (2019, Nadav Lapid) – 7.4
Atlantics (2019, Mati Diop) – 6.6
+Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (2019, Quentin Tarantino) 35mm – 7.5 [up from 7.3]
Mekong Hotel (2012, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) – 5.8
+Apocalypse Now (1979, Francis Ford Coppola) DP – 7.9 [down from ~8.1]
Mysteries of Lisbon (2010, Raúl Ruiz) – 8.9
+Feast of the Epiphany (2018, Michael Koresky & Jeff Reichert & Farihah Zaman) DP – 6.4 [same]
+Something Between Us (2015, Jodie Mack)
Sentimental Education (2013, Júlio Bressane) – 6.7
Romancing in Thin Air (2012, Johnnie To) – 8.0
The Arbor (2010, Clio Barnard) – 7.0
The Cool World (1963, Shirley Clarke) 35mm – 7.1
+Nothing But a Man (1964, Michael Roemer) 35mm – 7.6 [up from 7.1]
Drug War (2012, Johnnie To) – 8.1
+Rear Window (1954, Alfred Hitchcock) 35mm – 8.9 [same]
What Did Jack Do? (2017, David Lynch)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013, Martin Scorsese) – 7.5
Jefferson Circus Songs (1973, Suzan Pitt) DP
Asparagus (1979, Suzan Pitt) 35mm
Clay Woman Smoking (1975, Suzan Pitt) DP
Joy Street (1995, Suzan Pitt) 35mm
Visitation (2011, Suzan Pitt) DP
El Doctor (2006, Suzan Pitt) 35mm
Pinball (2013, Suzan Pitt) DP
+There Will Be Blood (2007, Paul Thomas Anderson) DP – 7.6 [up from 7.4]
+Cemetery of Splendour (2015, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) – 8.7 [up from 7.4]
differently, Molussia (2012, Nicolas Rey) – 7.4
Garoto (2015, Júlio Bressane) – 7.4
Blind Detective (2013, Johnnie To) – 7.4
Shadows (1959, John Cassavetes) 35mm – 7.3
The Wind Rises (2013, Hayao Miyazaki) – 8.1
Unstoppable (2010, Tony Scott) – 7.3
Journey to the West (2014, Tsai Ming-liang) – 7.5
Nightwalk (2013, Scott Barley)
Night Without Distance (2015, Lois Patiño)
+Gook (2017, Justin Chon) DP – 4.6 [down from 5.7]
Fainting Spells (2018, Sky Hopinka)
Hanagatami (2017, Nobuhiko Obayashi) – 7.7
+Phoenix (2014, Christian Petzold) – 8.6 [up from 8.2]
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013, Isao Takahata) – 7.6
Under the Skin (2013, Jonathan Glazer) – 6.6
Tabu (2012, Miguel Gomes) – 7.8
No No Sleep (2015, Tsai Ming-liang)
Like Someone in Love (2012, Abbas Kiarostami) – 8.8
+SPL II: A Time for Consequences (2015, Soi Cheang) – 7.7 [up from 7.1]
+Transit (2018, Christian Petzold) – 8.7 [up from 8.0]
The World Is Full of Secrets (2018, Graham Swon) DP – 6.7

February
Double messieurs (1986, Jean-François Stévenin) – 7.6
Meltdown (2012, Mike Kuchar) DP
The Stranger in Apartment 9F (1998, Mike Kuchar) DP
Fallen Angels (2013, Mike Kuchar) DP
I Was a Teenage Rumpot (1960, George & Mike Kuchar) 16mm
Sylvia’s Promise (1962, George & Mike Kuchar) 16mm
Cattle Mutilations (1983, George Kuchar) 16mm
Temple of Torment (2006, George Kuchar) DP
+Meek’s Cutoff (2010, Kelly Reichardt) DP – 8.6 [up from 8.3]
The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959, Masaki Kobayashi) 35mm – 6.3
Daisies (1966, Vera Chytilová) – 5.7
West Side Story (1961, Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins) 35mm – 7.4
I’m Cold (1954, Tex Avery) 35mm
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971, Robert Altman) 35mm – 7.0
Ham on Rye (2019, Tyler Taormina) Locarno in Los Angeles, DP – 6.3
Oroslan (2019, Matjaz Ivanisin) Locarno in Los Angeles, DP – 5.9
A Girl Missing (2019, Koji Fukada) Locarno in Los Angeles, DP – 6.6
A Voluntary Year (2019, Ulrich Köhler & Henner Winckler) Locarno in Los Angeles, DP – 7.5
Vitalina Varela (2019, Pedro Costa) Locarno in Los Angeles, DP – 7.3
+E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982, Steven Spielberg) DP – 7.9 [up from ~7.4]
The American Sector (2020, Courtney Stephens & Pacho Velez) DP – 6.2
36 Fillette (1988, Catherine Breillat) 35mm – 7.4
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018, Susan Johnson) – 4.7
Safe (1995, Todd Haynes) – 8.0
+Blue Velvet (1986, David Lynch) DP – 9.0 [same]
Zombi Child (2019, Bertrand Bonello) DP – 6.8
Dawn of the Dead (1978, George A. Romero) – 7.9
Day of the Dead (1985, George A. Romero) 35mm – 7.4
A Faithful Man (2018, Louis Garrel) – 6.3

March
The Clock (1945, Vincente Minnelli) 35mm – 8.2
Batang West Side (2001, Lav Diaz) 35mm – 5.7
Fear of Fear (1975, Rainer Werner Fassbinder) – 6.5
+The Matrix (1999, Lana & Lilly Wachowski) DP – 7.5 [up from ~6.8]
+Vive L’Amour (1994, Tsai Ming-liang) – 7.8 [up from 7.5]
+Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953, Chuck Jones) 35mm
Starship Troopers (1997, Paul Verhoeven) 35mm – 7.6
Cry When It Happens (2010, Laida Lertxundi)
Candyman (1992, Bernard Rose) – 6.2
High and Low (1963, Akira Kurosawa) 35mm – 9.0
Noroît (une vengeance) (1976, Jacques Rivette) – 7.4
Gamer (2009, Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor) – 4.9
Grand Illusion (1937, Jean Renoir) – 7.0
His Girl Friday (1940, Howard Hawks) – 8.9
Metropolis (1927, Fritz Lang) – 7.5
Fantômas (1913, Louis Feuillade) – 8.4
Meeting a Milestone (1989, Goutam Ghose) – 6.5
+Vivre sa vie (1962, Jean-Luc Godard) – 7.3 [down from ~8.5]
The Blue Angel (1930, Josef von Sternberg) – 7.4
+La Notte (1961, Michelangelo Antonioni) – 7.1 [same]
Pauline at the Beach (1983, Eric Rohmer) – 7.5
Fit Model (2019, Myna Joseph)
Simone Barbès or Virtue (1980, Marie-Claude Treilhou) – 7.8
The Love Eterne (1963, Li Han-hsiang) – 8.8
+Blackhat [Approximate Cut] (2015, Michael Mann) – 8.7 [up from 8.6]
The Sky Is Clear and Blue Today (2019, Ricky D’Ambrose)
B-ROLL With Andre (2015, James N. Kienitz Wilkins)
+Indefinite Pitch (2016, James N. Kienitz Wilkins)
Locke (2013, Steven Knight) – 5.7
Fight Club (1999, David Fincher) – 5.1
American Psycho (2000, Mary Harron) – 5.2
At This Late Date, the Charleston (1981, Kihachi Okamoto) – 7.5

April
In Transit (2015, Albert Maysles & Lynn True & David Usui & Nelson Walker & Ben Wu) – 6.3
Bacurau (2019, Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles) – 7.2
Femmes Femmes (1974, Paul Vecchiali) – 9.0
+L’Eclisse (1962, Michelangelo Antonioni) – 7.3 [up from 6.9]
The Wild Goose Lake (2019, Diao Yinan) – 7.1
La France contre les Robots (2020, Jean-Marie Straub)
+Contempt (1963, Jean-Luc Godard) – 7.2 [down from 7.3]
The Hurt Locker (2008, Kathryn Bigelow) – 6.1
Zero Dark Thirty (2012, Kathryn Bigelow) – 6.3
Toute la mémoire du monde (1956, Alain Resnais)
Providence (1977, Alain Resnais) – 8.0
+Band of Outsiders (1964, Jean-Luc Godard) – 6.8 [same]
Sparrow (2008, Johnnie To) – 8.7
Wild Strawberries (1957, Ingmar Bergman) – 5.8
All My Life (1966, Bruce Baillie)
The Sign of Leo (1962, Eric Rohmer) – 6.4
+Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, Ang Lee) – 8.8 [up from 8.0]
Ikiru (1952, Akira Kurosawa) – 6.3
Brokeback Mountain (2005, Ang Lee) – 7.0
Accident (2009, Soi Cheang) – 7.7
Film Socialisme (2010, Jean-Luc Godard) – 7.6
Afternoon (2015, Tsai Ming-liang) – 7.8
Le Samouraï (1967, Jean-Pierre Melville) – 6.2
The Matrix Reloaded (2003, Lana & Lilly Wachowski) – 6.6
Peking Opera Blues (1986, Tsui Hark) – 8.8
The Matrix Revolutions (2003, Lana & Lilly Wachowski) – 5.8
Faubourg St. Martin (1986, Jean-Claude Guiguet) – 8.0
SPL: Kill Zone (2005, Wilson Yip) – 5.7
Pyaasa (1957, Guru Dutt) – 8.7
+Come Drink With Me (1966, King Hu) – 7.6 [same]
Visit (2020, Jia Zhangke)
Through the Forest (2005, Jean-Paul Civeyrac) – 7.6
Rosemary’s Baby (1968, Roman Polanski) – 7.4
SPL: Paradox (2017, Wilson Yip) – 6.2
+Dragon Inn (1967, King Hu) – 9.0 [up from 8.3]
Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020, Eliza Hittman) – 5.7
+Two English Girls (1971, François Truffaut) – 8.7 [up from 7.7]
The Valiant Ones (1975, King Hu) – 7.6
+The Wold Shadow (1972, Stan Brakhage)
+Night Music (1986, Stan Brakhage)
+Stellar (1993, Stan Brakhage)
+Legend of the Mountain (1979, King Hu) – 8.3 [up from 7.8]
Safety Last! (1923, Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor) – 6.3
Klute (1971, Alan J. Pakula) – 6.9
Sunrise/Sunset (2019, Jong Ougie Pak) – 5.8

May
Ema (2019, Pablo Larraín) – 5.5
Possibly in Michigan (1983, Cecelia Condit)
Enter the Dragon (1973, Robert Clouse) – 5.6
Election (2005, Johnnie To) – 7.3
Den of Thieves (2018, Christian Gudegast) – 6.4
Election 2 (2006, Johnnie To) – 8.6
The Century of the Self (2002, Adam Curtis) – 7.6
The Mouth Agape (1974, Maurice Pialat) – 7.5
Lust, Caution (2007, Ang Lee) – 6.3
+The Unspeakable Act (2012, Dan Sallitt) – 7.4 [up from 6.8]
Hit 2 Pass (2014, Kurt Walker) – 5.8
Too Many Ways to Be No. 1 (1997, Wai Ka-fai) – 8.0
Caterina (2019, Dan Sallitt)
+Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981, Steven Spielberg) – 8.2 [up from 7.5]
Merry-Go-Round (1981, Jacques Rivette) – 7.2
Your Face (2018, Tsai Ming-liang) – 6.6
+The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011, David Fincher) – 7.5 [up from 6.8]
Beijing Watermelon (1989, Nobuhiko Obayashi) – 8.9
The Boston Strangler (1968, Richard Fleischer) – 7.1
Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth? (1932, Yasujiro Ozu) – 7.6
s01e03 (2020, Kurt Walker) – 5.8
My First Film (2018, Zia Anger) – 4.0
Transformers: The Premake (2014, Kevin B. Lee)
Some Divine Wind (1991, Roddy Bogawa) – 6.2
A Wedding (1978, Robert Altman) – 5.8
+Spione (1928, Fritz Lang) – 8.7 [up from 8.0]
Origins of the 21st Century (2000, Jean-Luc Godard)
Fourteen (2019, Dan Sallitt) – 7.9
The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004, Adam Curtis) – 8.0
Throw Down (2004, Johnnie To) – 8.3
Skip Tracer (1977, Zale Dalen) – 5.8
The Green Room (1978, François Truffaut) – 7.5
The Mask of Zorro (1998, Martin Campbell) – 5.8
Pedicab Driver (1989, Sammo Hung) – 8.7
Camouflage (1977, Krzysztof Zanussi) – 6.4
Le Chant du styrène (1959, Alain Resnais)
Bloodbrothers (1978, Robert Mulligan) – 4.5
They Are Their Own Gifts (1978, Lucille Rhodes & Margaret Murphy) – 5.5
With Babies and Banners: Story of the Women’s Emergency Brigade (1978, Lorraine Gray) – 6.1
Yudie (1974, Mirra Bank)
Elevator to the Gallows (1958, Louis Malle) – 5.6
Statues Also Die (1953, Alain Resnais & Chris Marker & Ghislain Cloquet)
Langlois (1970, Eila Hershon & Roberto Guerra) – 5.7
My Left Eye Sees Ghosts (2002, Johnnie To & Wai Ka-fai) – 8.0
Newsfront (1978, Phillip Noyce) – 5.8
The Apple Game (1977, Vera Chytilová) – 4.9
Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978, Bertrand Blier) – 7.7
Winter Light (1963, Ingmar Bergman) – 6.6
The Left-Handed Woman (1978, Peter Handke) – 7.2
Eastern Condors (1987, Sammo Hung) – 8.0
Dossier 51 (1978, Michel Deville) – 7.4
Despair (1978, Rainer Werner Fassbinder) – 6.7
Chasing Dream (2019, Johnnie To) – 6.9

June
Like a Turtle on Its Back (1978, Luc Béraud) – 6.8
The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom (2007, Adam Curtis) – 8.8
Gates of Heaven (1978, Errol Morris) – 6.6
The Shout (1978, Jerzy Skolimowski) – 6.6
Perceval le Gallois (1978, Eric Rohmer) – 8.9
American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince (1978, Martin Scorsese) – 6.4
A Girl Is a Gun (1971, Luc Moullet) – 6.8
The Miracle of the Wolves (1924, Raymond Bernard) – 5.4
Violette Nozière (1978, Claude Chabrol) – 7.1
Golden Swallow (1968, Chang Cheh) – 7.7
The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers & Kathleen Hepburn) – 5.5
The Way of the Dragon (1972, Bruce Lee) – 4.8
Wheels on Meals (1984, Sammo Hung) – 8.4
Alita: Battle Angel (2019, Robert Rodriguez) – 5.8
Parsi (2018, Eduardo Williams)
+Thief (1981, Michael Mann) – 7.7 [down from 8.2]
+Chi-Raq (2015, Spike Lee) – 4.3 [up from 3.9]
My Young Auntie (1981, Lau Kar-leung) – 7.8
Victoria (2016, Justine Triet) – 6.7
+Green Snake (1993, Tsui Hark) – 8.1 [up from 7.4]
Redemption (2013, Miguel Gomes)
Da 5 Bloods (2020, Spike Lee) – 6.4
It Felt Like a Kiss (2009, Adam Curtis) – 8.1
Love on a Diet (2001, Johnnie To & Wai Ka-fai) – 7.3
Paris Is Burning (1990, Jennie Livingston) – 6.8
Bound (1996, Lana & Lilly Wachowski) – 7.0
Shaolin Soccer (2001, Stephen Chow) – 7.2
Wasp Network (2019, Olivier Assayas) – 5.8
Foreign Powers (2019, Bingham Bryant)
But I’m a Cheerleader (1999, Jamie Babbit) – 5.8
An Autumn’s Tale (1987, Mabel Cheung) – 7.0
+Claire’s Camera (2017, Hong Sang-soo) – 7.3 [up from 7.2]
Le Beau Serge (1958, Claude Chabrol) – 7.5
Infernal Affairs (2002, Andrew Lau & Alan Mak) – 6.3
Michael Clayton (2007, Tony Gilroy) – 7.4
Love in a Puff (2010, Pang Ho-cheung) – 7.6
+La Jetée (1962, Chris Marker)
Bless Their Little Hearts (1983, Billy Woodberry) – 7.1
+Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003, Thom Andersen) – 8.8 [up from 7.5]

July
All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (2011, Adam Curtis) – 7.4
A Hero Never Dies (1998, Johnnie To) – 7.3
6 Underground (2019, Michael Bay) – 5.0
Yearning (1964, Mikio Naruse) – 8.7
+In the Heat of the Sun (1994, Jiang Wen) – 8.2 [up from 6.5]
Hamilton (2020, Thomas Kail) – 3.9
Chinese Odyssey 2002 (2002, Jeffrey Lau) – 7.7
Experimenter: The Stanley Milgram Story (2015, Michael Almereyda) – 7.2
+Chungking Express (1994, Wong Kar-wai) – 9.0 [same]
The Rocking Horsemen (1992, Nobuhiko Obayashi) – 8.7
Labyrinth of Cinema (2019, Nobuhiko Obayashi) – 7.3
+Catch Me If You Can (2002, Steven Spielberg) – 7.1 [up from ~5.9]
L’Idiot (2008, Pierre Léon) – 7.4
Fury (1936, Fritz Lang) – 7.9
Bitter Lake (2015, Adam Curtis) – 7.7
Ambush (2001, John Frankenheimer)
Chosen (2001, Ang Lee)
The Follow (2001, Wong Kar-wai)
Star (2001, Guy Ritchie)
Powder Keg (2001, Alejandro Goonzález Iñárritu)
Hostage (2002, John Woo)
Ticker (2002, Joe Carnahan)
Beat the Devil (2002, Tony Scott)
Beduino (2016, Júlio Bressane) – 7.3
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020, Bill & Turner Ross) – 7.1
Running on Karma (2003, Johnnie To & Wai Ka-fai) – 7.9

August
First Cow (2019, Kelly Reichardt) – 7.4
The Strange Case of Angelica (2010, Manoel de Oliveira) – 7.3
Spring in a Small Town (1948, Fei Mu) – 8.2
+Certain Women (2016, Kelly Reichardt) – 7.8 [up from 7.2]
Roger la Honte (1966, Riccardo Freda) – 7.4
Dirty Ho (1979, Lau Kar-leung) – 8.7
HyperNormalisation (2016, Adam Curtis) – 8.1
A Geisha (1953, Kenji Mizoguchi) – 7.3
Uma Pedra no Bolso (1988, Joaquim Pinto) – 7.3
+Daughter of the Nile (1987, Hou Hsiao-hsien) – 7.8 [up from 7.2]
Lola (1961, Jacques Demy) – 7.7
Streetscapes [Dialogue] (2017, Heinz Emigholz) – 7.4

September
Vassourinha: The Voice and the Void (1998, Carlos Adriano)
Ghost Tropic (2019, Bas Devos) – 7.3
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009, Tony Scott) – 5.9
Perhaps Love (2005, Peter Chan) – 7.1
Mulan (2020, Niki Caro) – 3.6
3 Idiots (2009, Rajkumar Hirani) – 5.5
Bay of Angels (1963, Jacques Demy) – 7.3
An American in Paris (1951, Vincente Minnelli) – 7.1
+The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967, Jacques Demy) – 9.3 [same]
+Ad Astra (2019, James Gray) – 7.0 [same]
Malmkrog (2020, Cristi Puiu) NYFF – 7.5
The Calming (2020, Song Fang) NYFF – 6.5
Fauna (2020, Nicolás Pereda) NYFF – 7.1
Monrovia, Indiana (2018, Frederick Wiseman) – 7.3
+Wheels on Meals (1984, Sammo Hung) – 8.4 [same]
Her Socialist Smile (2020, John Gianvito) NYFF – 6.4
Isabella (2020, Matías Piñeiro) NYFF – 6.6
Walker (2012, Tsai Ming-liang)
Days (2020, Tsai Ming-liang) NYFF – 7.8
The Big Trail (1930, Raoul Walsh) – 7.4
Stump the Guesser (2020, Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson & Galen Johnson) NYFF
There Are Not Thirty-Six Ways of Showing a Man Getting on a Horse (2020, Nicolás Zukerfeld) NYFF

October
City Hall (2020, Frederick Wiseman) NYFF