2022 First Watches

Renewed Appreciation: Lincoln, Only Yesterday, Videodrome, Right Now, Wrong Then, Spirited Away, Tropical Malady, Remember My Name, Kiki’s Delivery Service, The Last of the Mohicans, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, In Another Country, Yourself and Yours, Rio Bravo, Oki’s Movie, Grass, On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate, Blissfully Yours, Like You Know It All, The Big Sleep, Hard-Boiled, Nobody’s Daughter Haewon, The Woman Who Ran, Wild at Heart, The Day After, An Elephant Sitting Still, Hahaha, Destroy, She Said, Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Night and Day, The Day He Arrives, Seven Samurai, In the Mood for Love, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Our Sunhi, Tale of Cinema, Hill of Freedom, Claire’s Camera, Sign “O” the Times

Shorts: Dog Star Man, “earthearthearth,” “Z = |Z/Z•Z-1 mod 2|-1: Lavender Town Syndrome,” “Ein Bild,” “Spectrum Reverse Spectrum,” “La bouche,” “Single Stream,” “Ode to Seekers 2012,” “Kicking the Clouds,” “Impersonator,” “Z = |Z/Z•Z-1 mod 2|-1: The Old Victrola,” “China Girls,” “A wild patience has taken me here,” “Releasing Human Energies,” “Soft Animals,” “JG,” “Starfuckers,” “The Headhunter’s Daughter”

  1. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953, Howard Hawks) [April]
  2. Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948, Max Ophuls) [January]
  3. The Heiress (1949, William Wyler) [April]
  4. Flowers of Shanghai (1998, Hou Hsiao-hsien) [June]
  5. Once Upon a Time in China (1991, Tsui Hark) [February]
  6. The Docks of New York (1928, Josef von Sternberg) [March]
  7. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964, Pier Paolo Pasolini) [February]
  8. Tree of Knowledge (1981, Nils Malmros) [February]
  9. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976, John Carpenter) [April]
  10. The Seventh Victim (1943, Mark Robson) [June]
  11. Once Upon a Time in China II (1992, Tsui Hark) [February]
  12. Avanti! (1972, Billy Wilder) [February]
  13. Amanda (2018, Mikhaël Hers) [January]
  14. Pom Poko (1994, Takahata Isao) [March]
  15. Il buco (2021, Michelangelo Frammartino) [May]
  16. Section 1 (2022, Jon Bois) [June]
  17. Who’s Stopping Us (2021, Jonás Trueba) [February]
  18. My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999, Takahata Isao) [February]
  19. Bamboozled (2000, Spike Lee) [May]
  20. World on a Wire (1973, Rainer Werner Fassbinder) [June]
  21. Malcolm X (1992, Spike Lee) [January]
  22. The City Below (2010, Christoph Hochhäusler) [February]
  23. Marie Antoinette (2006, Francis Ford Coppola) [March]
  24. The Conversation (1974, Francis Ford Coppola) [January]
  25. Tatort: Frau Bu lacht (1995, Dominik Graf) [February]
  26. A New Old Play (2021, Qiu Jiongjiong) [March]
  27. Dreileben: Beats Being Dead (2011, Christian Petzold) [February]
  28. RRR (2022, S. S. Rajamouli) [March]
  29. Hush! (2002, Hashiguchi Ryōsuke) [April]
  30. Equation to an Unknown (1980, Dietrich de Velsa) [January]
  31. ★ (2017, Johann Lurf) [February]
  32. Dreileben: Don’t Follow Me Around (2011, Dominik Graf) [February]
  33. The Girl and the Spider (2021, Ramon and Silvan Zürcher) [April]
  34. Point Blank (1967, John Boorman) [February]
  35. The United States of America (2022, James Benning) [March]
  36. Wing Chun (1994, Yuen Woo-ping) [March]
  37. Crimes of the Future (2022, David Cronenberg) [June]
  38. La Vie des morts (1991, Arnaud Desplechin) [March]
  39. Beloved Sisters (2014, Dominik Graf) [February]
  40. Miracle Mile (1988, Steve De Jarnatt) [January]
  41. Die Katze (1988, Dominik Graf) [February]
  42. The August Virgin (2019, Jonás Trueba) [February]
  43. Carnival of Souls (1962, Herk Harvey) [April]
  44. Medea (2021, Alexander Zeldovich) [March]
  45. The Friends of the Friends (2002, Dominik Graf) [February]
  46. The Cathedral (2021, Ricky D’Ambrose) [January]
  47. Queens of the Qing Dynasty (2022, Ashley McKenzie) [February]
  48. Blonde Venus (1932, Josef von Sternberg) [June]
  49. The Sacred Spirit (2021, Chema García Ibarra) [March]
  50. Haruhara-san’s Recorder (2021, Sugita Kyoshi) [February]
  51. The Invincibles (1994, Dominik Graf) [February]
  52. Benediction (2021, Terence Davies) [February]
  53. Red Rocket (2021, Sean Baker) [January]
  54. Los Conductos (2020, Camilo Restrepo) [May]
  55. Wood and Water (2021, Jonas Bak) [April]
  56. Onoda (2021, Arthur Harari) [February]
  57. Le Navire Night (1979, Marguerite Duras) [March]
  58. Riotsville, U.S.A. (2022, Sierra Pettengill) [January]
  59. Virgin Blue (2021, Niu Xiaoyu) [March]
  60. Drunken Angel (1948, Kurosawa Akira) [March]
  61. FIRST TIME [The Time for All But Sunset – VIOLET] (2021, Nicolaas Schmidt) [March]
  62. Tai-Chi Master (1993, Yuen Woo-ping) [March]
  63. Polizeiruf 110: Smoke on the Water (2014, Dominik Graf) [February]
  64. Gummo (1997, Harmony Korine) [January]
  65. A Night of Knowing Nothing (2021, Payal Kapadia) [February]
  66. Don Juan (2022, Serge Bozon) [May]
  67. The Women (1939, George Cukor) [April]
  68. Expedition Content (2020, Ernst Karel & Veronika Kusumaryati) [January]
  69. Thunderbolt (1929, Josef von Sternberg) [March]
  70. Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash (2021, Edwin) [March]
  71. Arrebato (1979, Iván Zulueta) [January]
  72. Deception (2021, Arnaud Desplechin) [March]
  73. True Romance (1993, Tony Scott) [February]
  74. Rampart (2021, Marko Grba Singh) [March]
  75. Our Eternal Summer (2021, Émilie Aussel) [March]
  76. Bad Girls Go to Hell (1965, Doris Wishman) [March]
  77. Petite conversation familiale (2000, Hélène Lapiower) [March]
  78. The Bling Ring (2013, Sofia Coppola) [March]
  79. Will-o’-the-Wisp (2022, João Pedro Rodrigues) [May]
  80. Belle (2021, Hosoda Mamoru) [March]
  81. Ambulance (2022, Michael Bay) [April]
  82. Rock Bottom Riser (2021, Fern Silva) [March]
  83. Top Gun: Maverick (2022, Joseph Kosinski) [June]
  84. A Human Position (2022, Anders Emblem) [January]
  85. Call Jane (2022, Phyllis Nagy) [January]
  86. Free Chol Soo Lee (2022, Eugene Yi & Julie Ha) [January]
  87. Singing in the Wilderness (2021, Chen Dongnan) [April]
  88. Every Day in Kaimukī (2022, Alika Tengan) [January]
  89. Wet Sand (2021, Elene Naveriani) [March]
  90. Prime Cut (1972, Michael Ritchie) [February]
  91. Mija (2022, Isabel Castro) [January]
  92. Play It As It Lays (1972, Frank Perry) [June]
  93. From the Planet of the Humans (2021, Giovanni Cioni) [March]
  94. Werewolf (2016, Ashley McKenzie) [February]
  95. The City and the City (2022, Christos Passalis & Syllas Tzoumerkas) [April]
  96. Dreileben: One Minute of Darkness (2011, Christoph Hochhäusler) [February]
  97. Something in the Dirt (2022, Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead) [January]
  98. Dear Mr. Brody (2021, Keith Maitland) [March]
  99. A Love Song (2022, Max Walker-Silverman) [January]
  100. The Mission (2022, Tania Anderson) [January]
  101. The Exiles (2022, Violet Columbus & Ben Klein) [January]
  102. Framing Agnes (2022, Chase Joynt) [January]
  103. Everything Everywhere All at Once (2002, Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert) [April]
  104. Spencer (2021, Pablo Larraín) [February]