2021 First Watches

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

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,” “Parabola d’oro,” “Artifices #1,” “Occidente,” “I dimenticati,” “Un giorno in Barbagia,” “Alfred,” “Billy,” “Pastori di Orgosolo,” “Never Rest/Unrest,” “New York Story,” “The Big Shave,” “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. Shanghai Blues (1984, Tsui Hark) [July]
  2. Can’t Get You Out of My Head: An Emotional History of the Modern World (2021, Adam Curtis) [February]
  3. PTU (2003, Johnnie To) [February]
  4. Tih-Minh (1918, Louis Feuillade) [June]
  5. The Hand (2004, Wong Kar-wai) [May]
  6. Kagemusha (1980, Kurosawa Akira) [June]
  7. Disorder (2009, Huang Weikai) [January]
  8. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968, Sergio Leone) [June]
  9. La France (2007, Serge Bozon) [January]
  10. The Color of Pomegranates (1969, Sergei Parajanov) [June]
  11. Present.Perfect. (2019, Zhu Shengze) [February]
  12. Sons of the Good Earth (1965, King Hu) [March]
  13. Short Vacation (2020, Kwon Min-pyo & Seo Han-sol) [May]
  14. The Story of a Cheat (1936, Sacha Guitry) [March]
  15. Contact (1985, Alan Clarke) [January]
  16. Aragane (2015, Oda Kaori) [February]
  17. Hercules Conquers Atlantis (1961, Vittorio Cottafavi) [March]
  18. Wife of a Spy (2020, Kurosawa Kiyoshi) [March]
  19. Every Man for Himself (1980, Jean-Luc Godard) [June]
  20. Not My Type (2014, Lucas Belvaux) [February]
  21. Grosse Freiheit Nr. 7 (1944, Helmut Käutner) [March]
  22. Liz and the Blue Bird (2018, Yamada Naoko) [April]
  23. A River Runs, Turns, Erases, Replaces (2021, Zhu Shengze) [February]
  24. Le bonheur (1965, Agnès Varda) [March]
  25. Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream (2019, Frank Beauvais) [January]
  26. The Story of Sue San (1964, King Hu) [January]
  27. Deep Cover (1992, Bill Duke) [January]
  28. Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007, Joe Swanberg) [January]
  29. Cenote (2019, Oda Kaori) [February]
  30. Loulou (1980, Maurice Pialat) [June]
  31. Topology of Sirens (2021, Jonathan Davies) [July]
  32. A World Without Women (2011, Guillaume Brac) [March]
  33. Eight Hours of Terror (1957, Suzuki Seijun) [January]
  34. Low Life (2011, Nicolas Klotz) [March]
  35. Europa ’51 (1952, Roberto Rossellini) [June]
  36. Breaking News (2004, Johnnie To) [May]
  37. Mundane History (2009, Anocha Suwichakornpong) [February]
  38. The Pettifogger (2011, Lewis Klahr) [February]
  39. A Fine Day (2001, Thomas Arslan) [February]
  40. The Metamorphosis of Birds (2020, Catarina Vasconcelos) [January]
  41. Better Days (2019, Derek Tsang) [April]
  42. Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007, Anno Hideaki) [July]
  43. The State I Am In (2000, Christian Petzold) [May]
  44. Pebbles (2021, PS Vinothraj) [April]
  45. The Last Metro (1980, François Truffaut) [July]
  46. The Inheritance (2020, Ephraim Asili) [April]
  47. The Conductor (1980, Andrzej Wajda) [May]
  48. Melvin and Howard (1980, Jonathan Demme) [April]
  49. Motorway (2012, Soi Cheang) [March]
  50. Monster Hunter (2020, Paul W.S. Anderson) [February]
  51. Confidence (1980, Szabó István) [June]
  52. Bye Bye Brazil (1979, Carlos Diegues) [May]
  53. And Quiet Rolls the Dawn (1979, Mrinal Sen) [June]
  54. A Better Tomorrow II (1987, John Woo) [April]
  55. Film Catastrophe (2018, Paul Grivas) [January]
  56. Camera Buff (1979, Krzysztof Kieślowski) [June]
  57. Nomadland (2020, Chloé Zhao) [March]
  58. Special Treatment (1980, Goran Paskaljević) [June]
  59. Come Here (2021, Anocha Suwichakornpong) [March]
  60. All the Light We Can See (2020, Pablo Escoto Luna) [May]
  61. Nobody (2021, Ilya Naishuller) [May]
  62. Looking for Tsai (2002, Patrik Eriksson & Erik Hemmendorff) [March]
  63. Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy (2018, Yuen Woo-ping) [March]
  64. Cliff Walkers (2021, Zhang Yimou) [June]
  65. The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932, Charles Brabin) [April]
  66. No Sudden Move (2021, Steven Soderbergh) [July]
  67. The Constant Factor (1980, Krzysztof Zanussi) [June]
  68. 21 Bridges (2019, Brian Kirk) [January]
  69. Dear Ex (2018, Mag Hsu & Hsu Chih-yen) [June]
  70. Here’s looking at you, kid. (1980, William Edgar Cohen) [June]
  71. Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time (2020, Horvát Lili) [January]
  72. Radiograph of a Family (2020, Firouzeh Khosrovani) [April]
  73. Let Them All Talk a.k.a. The Fall of 2019 (2020, Steven Soderbergh) [July]
  74. Krabi, 2562 (2019, Ben Rivers & Anocha Suwichakornpong) [February]
  75. Sunday Daughters (1980, Rózsa Janós) [June]
  76. Helios (2015, Longman Leung & Sunny Luk) [May]
  77. Nights at O’Rear’s (1980, Robert Mandel) [June]
  78. The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (1980, Connie Field) [April]
  79. Wrath of Man (2021, Guy Ritchie) [June]
  80. The Midnight Sky (2020, George Clooney) [January]
  81. Lingua Franca (2019, Isabel Sandoval) [March]
  82. Mank (2020, David Fincher) [April]
  83. Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse (2021, Stefano Sollima) [April]
  84. The Woman in the Window (2021, Joe Wright) [May]
  85. Sound of Metal (2019, Darius Marder) [April]
  86. The Soul (2021, Cheng Wei-hao) [May]
  87. One Second (2020, Zhang Yimou) [June]
  88. The Courier (2020, Dominic Cooke) [April]
  89. Tenet (2020, Christopher Nolan) [January]
  90. The Last Vermeer (2019, Dan Friedkin) [May]
  91. Minari (2020, Lee Isaac Chung) [April]
  92. Home Sweet Home (2021, Leste Chen) [June]
  93. Ong-Bak (2003, Prachya Pinkaew) [January]
  94. The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020, Aaron Sorkin) [April]
  95. WW84 (2020, Patty Jenkins) [January]
  96. Life in a Day 2020 (2021, Kevin Macdonald) [January]