2021 First Watches

Renewed Appreciation: Oxhide II, Journey to the Shore, Oxhide, By the Time It Gets Dark, Yourself and Yours, La Chinoise

Shorts: “Allures,” “Cosmic Ray,” “Black Ice,” “The Nail Clippers,” “If you could go back, I would see her.,” “The Skywalk Is Gone,” “Pescherecci,” “Surfarara,” “( ),” “Lu tempu di li pisci spata,” “607,” “Rose Gold,” “Textism,” “Parabola d’oro,” “Artifices #1,” “Occidente,” “I dimenticati,” “Un giorno in Barbagia,” “Alfred,” “Billy,” “Pastori di Orgosolo,” “Never Rest/Unrest,” “Isole di fuoco,” “Contadini del mare,” “Subject to Review,” “I Shot Antoine Doinel,” “I Wish You Would,” “Pasqua in Sicilia,” “Cuba Scalds His Hand,” “Halpate”

  1. Can’t Get You Out of My Head: An Emotional History of the Modern World (2021, Adam Curtis) [February]
  2. PTU (2003, Johnnie To) [February]
  3. Disorder (2009, Huang Weikai) [January]
  4. La France (2007, Serge Bozon) [January]
  5. Present.Perfect. (2019, Shengze Zhu) [February]
  6. Sons of the Good Earth (1965, King Hu) [March]
  7. The Story of a Cheat (1936, Sacha Guitry) [March]
  8. Contact (1985, Alan Clarke) [January]
  9. Aragane (2015, Kaori Oda) [February]
  10. Hercules Conquers Atlantis (1961, Vittorio Cottafavi) [March]
  11. Wife of a Spy (2020, Kiyoshi Kurosawa) [March]
  12. Not My Type (2014, Lucas Belvaux) [February]
  13. Grosse Freiheit Nr. 7 (1944, Helmut Käutner) [March]
  14. Liz and the Blue Bird (2018, Naoko Yamada) [April]
  15. A River Runs, Turns, Erases, Replaces (2021, Shengze Zhu) [February]
  16. Le bonheur (1965, Agnès Varda) [March]
  17. Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream (2019, Frank Beauvais) [January]
  18. The Story of Sue San (1964, King Hu) [January]
  19. Deep Cover (1992, Bill Duke) [January]
  20. Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007, Joe Swanberg) [January]
  21. Cenote (2019, Kaori Oda) [February]
  22. A World Without Women (2011, Guillaume Brac) [March]
  23. Eight Hours of Terror (1957, Seijun Suzuki) [January]
  24. Low Life (2011, Nicolas Klotz) [March]
  25. Mundane History (2009, Anocha Suwichakornpong) [February]
  26. The Pettifogger (2011, Lewis Klahr) [February]
  27. A Fine Day (2001, Thomas Arslan) [February]
  28. The Metamorphosis of Birds (2020, Catarina Vasconcelos) [January]
  29. The Inheritance (2020, Ephraim Asili) [April]
  30. Melvin and Howard (1980, Jonathan Demme) [April]
  31. Motorway (2012, Soi Cheang) [March]
  32. Monster Hunter (2020, Paul W.S. Anderson) [February]
  33. A Better Tomorrow II (1987, John Woo) [April]
  34. Film Catastrophe (2018, Paul Grivas) [January]
  35. Nomadland (2020, Chloé Zhao) [March]
  36. Come Here (2021, Anocha Suwichakornpong) [March]
  37. Looking for Tsai (2002, Patrik Eriksson & Erik Hemmendorff) [March]
  38. Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy (2018, Yuen Woo-ping) [March]
  39. 21 Bridges (2019, Brian Kirk) [January]
  40. Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time (2020, Lili Horvát) [January]
  41. Krabi, 2562 (2019, Ben Rivers & Anocha Suwichakornpong) [February]
  42. The Midnight Sky (2020, George Clooney) [January]
  43. Lingua Franca (2019, Isabel Sandoval) [March]
  44. Mank (2020, David Fincher) [April]
  45. Sound of Metal (2019, Darius Marder) [April]
  46. Tenet (2020, Christopher Nolan) [January]
  47. Minari (2020, Lee Isaac Chung) [April]
  48. Ong-Bak (2003, Prachya Pinkaew) [January]
  49. The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020, Aaron Sorkin) [April]
  50. WW84 (2020, Patty Jenkins) [January]
  51. Life in a Day 2020 (2021, Kevin Macdonald) [January]