2021 First Watches

Renewed Appreciation: Oxhide II, Journey to the Shore, Oxhide, The Human Surge, By the Time It Gets Dark, Barbara, A Brighter Summer Day, Yourself and Yours, La Chinoise, The Tree of Life, Hanagatami

Shorts: “Allures,” “Cosmic Ray,” “Black Ice,” “The Nail Clippers,” “If you could go back, I would see her.,” “The Skywalk Is Gone,” “Pescherecci,” “Surfarara,” “( ),” “The Big Trim,” “Lu tempu di li pisci spata,” “607,” “Rose Gold,” “Textism,” “Autoficción,” “Parabola d’oro,” “Artifices #1,” “Occidente,” “I dimenticati,” “Un giorno in Barbagia,” “Alfred,” “Billy,” “‘The red filter is withdrawn.,'” “Pastori di Orgosolo,” “Never Rest/Unrest,” “New York Story,” “The Big Shave,” “Isole di fuoco,” “The Capacity for Adequate Anger,” “Contadini del mare,” “Subject to Review,” “I Shot Antoine Doinel,” “Dear Chantal,” “I Wish You Would,” “Inner Outer Space,” “Pasqua in Sicilia,” “Cuba Scalds His Hand,” “Halpate,” “Untitled Sequence of Gaps”

  1. Comrades: Almost a Love Story (1996, Peter Chan) [August]
  2. Shanghai Blues (1984, Tsui Hark) [July]
  3. Can’t Get You Out of My Head: An Emotional History of the Modern World (2021, Adam Curtis) [February]
  4. PTU (2003, Johnnie To) [February]
  5. Tih-Minh (1918, Louis Feuillade) [June]
  6. The Aviator’s Wife (1981, Éric Rohmer) [August]
  7. Rosa la rose, fille publique (1986, Paul Vecchiali) [July]
  8. The Hand (2004, Wong Kar-wai) [May]
  9. Kagemusha (1980, Kurosawa Akira) [June]
  10. Memoria (2021, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) [September]
  11. Tokyo Sonata (2008, Kurosawa Kiyoshi) [September]
  12. Disorder (2009, Huang Weikai) [January]
  13. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968, Sergio Leone) [June]
  14. La France (2007, Serge Bozon) [January]
  15. The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin) (2020, C.W. Winter & Anders Edström) [July]
  16. The Color of Pomegranates (1969, Sergei Parajanov) [June]
  17. Present.Perfect. (2019, Zhu Shengze) [February]
  18. Sons of the Good Earth (1965, King Hu) [March]
  19. Short Vacation (2020, Kwon Min-pyo & Seo Han-sol) [May]
  20. The Story of a Cheat (1936, Sacha Guitry) [March]
  21. Contact (1985, Alan Clarke) [January]
  22. Aragane (2015, Oda Kaori) [February]
  23. Hercules Conquers Atlantis (1961, Vittorio Cottafavi) [March]
  24. 4 Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (1987, Éric Rohmer) [August]
  25. Tirez la langue, mademoiselle (2013, Axelle Ropert) [August]
  26. Wife of a Spy (2020, Kurosawa Kiyoshi) [March]
  27. Every Man for Himself (1980, Jean-Luc Godard) [June]
  28. Not My Type (2014, Lucas Belvaux) [February]
  29. Grosse Freiheit Nr. 7 (1944, Helmut Käutner) [March]
  30. Liz and the Blue Bird (2018, Yamada Naoko) [April]
  31. The Exiles (1961, Kent Mackenzie) [September]
  32. A River Runs, Turns, Erases, Replaces (2021, Zhu Shengze) [February]
  33. Le bonheur (1965, Agnès Varda) [March]
  34. Deep End (1970, Jerzy Skolimowski) [August]
  35. Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream (2019, Frank Beauvais) [January]
  36. The Story of Sue San (1964, King Hu) [January]
  37. Deep Cover (1992, Bill Duke) [January]
  38. Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007, Joe Swanberg) [January]
  39. In Front of Your Face (2021, Hong Sang-soo) [September]
  40. Annette (2021, Leos Carax) [August]
  41. Cenote (2019, Oda Kaori) [February]
  42. Loulou (1980, Maurice Pialat) [June]
  43. Ten Skies (2004, James Benning) [July]
  44. The Velvet Underground (2021, Todd Haynes) [October]
  45. Topology of Sirens (2021, Jonathan Davies) [July]
  46. A World Without Women (2011, Guillaume Brac) [March]
  47. Introduction (2021, Hong Sang-soo) [September]
  48. Eight Hours of Terror (1957, Suzuki Seijun) [January]
  49. Low Life (2011, Nicolas Klotz) [March]
  50. Europa ’51 (1952, Roberto Rossellini) [June]
  51. Casting Blossoms to the Sky (2012, Ōbayashi Nobuhiko) [September]
  52. Breaking News (2004, Johnnie To) [May]
  53. Mundane History (2009, Anocha Suwichakornpong) [February]
  54. The Pettifogger (2011, Lewis Klahr) [February]
  55. A Fine Day (2001, Thomas Arslan) [February]
  56. The Metamorphosis of Birds (2020, Catarina Vasconcelos) [January]
  57. Better Days (2019, Derek Tsang) [April]
  58. Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007, Anno Hideaki) [July]
  59. The State I Am In (2000, Christian Petzold) [May]
  60. Pebbles (2021, PS Vinothraj) [April]
  61. The Last Metro (1980, François Truffaut) [July]
  62. The Inheritance (2020, Ephraim Asili) [April]
  63. The Conductor (1980, Andrzej Wajda) [May]
  64. Melvin and Howard (1980, Jonathan Demme) [April]
  65. Motorway (2012, Soi Cheang) [March]
  66. Monster Hunter (2020, Paul W.S. Anderson) [February]
  67. Confidence (1980, Szabó István) [June]
  68. Mischka (2002, Jean-François Stévenin) [July]
  69. El Gran Movimiento (2021, Kiro Russo) [September]
  70. Bye Bye Brazil (1979, Carlos Diegues) [May]
  71. And Quiet Rolls the Dawn (1979, Mrinal Sen) [June]
  72. A Better Tomorrow II (1987, John Woo) [April]
  73. Petite Solange (2021, Axelle Ropert) [August]
  74. Film Catastrophe (2018, Paul Grivas) [January]
  75. Camera Buff (1979, Krzysztof Kieślowski) [June]
  76. Nomadland (2020, Chloé Zhao) [March]
  77. Special Treatment (1980, Goran Paskaljević) [June]
  78. Come Here (2021, Anocha Suwichakornpong) [March]
  79. All the Light We Can See (2020, Pablo Escoto Luna) [May]
  80. Nobody (2021, Ilya Naishuller) [May]
  81. Looking for Tsai (2002, Patrik Eriksson & Erik Hemmendorff) [March]
  82. Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy (2018, Yuen Woo-ping) [March]
  83. Cliff Walkers (2021, Zhang Yimou) [June]
  84. The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932, Charles Brabin) [April]
  85. Dark Skull (2016, Kiro Russo) [September]
  86. No Sudden Move (2021, Steven Soderbergh) [July]
  87. The Constant Factor (1980, Krzysztof Zanussi) [June]
  88. Titane (2021, Julia Ducournau) [October]
  89. 21 Bridges (2019, Brian Kirk) [January]
  90. Dear Ex (2018, Mag Hsu & Hsu Chih-yen) [June]
  91. Here’s looking at you, kid. (1980, William Edgar Cohen) [June]
  92. Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time (2020, Horvát Lili) [January]
  93. Seven Weeks (2014, Ōbayashi Nobuhiko) [September]
  94. Radiograph of a Family (2020, Firouzeh Khosrovani) [April]
  95. Fantômas (1932, Fejős Pál) [August]
  96. Let Them All Talk a.k.a. The Fall of 2019 (2020, Steven Soderbergh) [July]
  97. Krabi, 2562 (2019, Ben Rivers & Anocha Suwichakornpong) [February]
  98. Sunday Daughters (1980, Rózsa Janós) [June]
  99. Helios (2015, Longman Leung & Sunny Luk) [May]
  100. Nights at O’Rear’s (1980, Robert Mandel) [June]
  101. The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (1980, Connie Field) [April]
  102. Wrath of Man (2021, Guy Ritchie) [June]
  103. The Midnight Sky (2020, George Clooney) [January]
  104. Lingua Franca (2019, Isabel Sandoval) [March]
  105. Mank (2020, David Fincher) [April]
  106. Old (2021, M. Night Shyamalan) [July]
  107. Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse (2021, Stefano Sollima) [April]
  108. The Woman in the Window (2021, Joe Wright) [May]
  109. Sound of Metal (2019, Darius Marder) [April]
  110. The Soul (2021, Cheng Wei-hao) [May]
  111. One Second (2020, Zhang Yimou) [June]
  112. The Courier (2020, Dominic Cooke) [April]
  113. Tenet (2020, Christopher Nolan) [January]
  114. The Green Knight (2021, David Lowery) [August]
  115. The Last Vermeer (2019, Dan Friedkin) [May]
  116. Minari (2020, Lee Isaac Chung) [April]
  117. Home Sweet Home (2021, Leste Chen) [June]
  118. Ong-Bak (2003, Prachya Pinkaew) [January]
  119. The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020, Aaron Sorkin) [April]
  120. WW84 (2020, Patty Jenkins) [January]
  121. Life in a Day 2020 (2021, Kevin Macdonald) [January]