2022 First Watches

Renewed Appreciation: Lincoln, Only Yesterday, Videodrome, The Killer, Right Now, Wrong Then, Spirited Away, Tropical Malady, Au hasard Balthazar, Remember My Name, Kiki’s Delivery Service, The Devil, Probably, The Last of the Mohicans, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, In Another Country, Irma Vep, Yourself and Yours, Rio Bravo, Oki’s Movie, Grass, On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate, Mouchette, Blissfully Yours, Like You Know It All, Greed, Jauja, The Calming, The Big Sleep, Hard-Boiled, Woman in the Dunes, Nobody’s Daughter Haewon, The Woman Who Ran, The Walk, Wild at Heart, The Day After, An Elephant Sitting Still, El Gran Movimiento, Hahaha, Destroy, She Said, A Man Escaped, Diary of a Country Priest, Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Out 1: Noli me tangere, 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, Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne, Claire’s Camera, Sign “O” the Times, Chungking Express

Shorts: Dog Star Man, “earthearthearth,” “EVENTIDE,” “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. Ruggles of Red Gap (1935, Leo McCarey) [July]
  2. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953, Howard Hawks) [April]
  3. Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948, Max Ophuls) [January]
  4. L’Argent (1983, Robert Bresson) [September]
  5. The Heiress (1949, William Wyler) [April]
  6. Flowers of Shanghai (1998, Hou Hsiao-hsien) [June]
  7. Once Upon a Time in China (1991, Tsui Hark) [February]
  8. The Docks of New York (1928, Josef von Sternberg) [March]
  9. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964, Pier Paolo Pasolini) [February]
  10. Walk Up (2022, Hong Sang-soo) [October]
  11. Tree of Knowledge (1981, Nils Malmros) [February]
  12. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976, John Carpenter) [April]
  13. Pacifiction (2022, Albert Serra) [November]
  14. The Seventh Victim (1943, Mark Robson) [June]
  15. Once Upon a Time in China II (1992, Tsui Hark) [February]
  16. Avanti! (1972, Billy Wilder) [February]
  17. Amanda (2018, Mikhaël Hers) [January]
  18. Pom Poko (1994, Takahata Isao) [March]
  19. La libertad (2001, Lisandro Alonso) [September]
  20. The Novelist’s Film (2022, Hong Sang-soo) [October]
  21. EO (2022, Jerzy Skolimowski) [November]
  22. Deja Vu (2006, Tony Scott) [November]
  23. Choose Me (1984, Alan Rudolph) [September]
  24. Face/Off (1997, John Woo) [July]
  25. Il buco (2021, Michelangelo Frammartino) [May]
  26. Trenque Lauquen (2022, Laura Citarella) [November]
  27. Section 1 (2022, Jon Bois) [June]
  28. Who’s Stopping Us (2021, Jonás Trueba) [February]
  29. My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999, Takahata Isao) [February]
  30. Bamboozled (2000, Spike Lee) [May]
  31. World on a Wire (1973, Rainer Werner Fassbinder) [June]
  32. Malcolm X (1992, Spike Lee) [January]
  33. The City Below (2010, Christoph Hochhäusler) [February]
  34. The Fabelmans (2022, Steven Spielberg) [November]
  35. Marie Antoinette (2006, Sofia Coppola) [March]
  36. The Conversation (1974, Francis Ford Coppola) [January]
  37. Tatort: Frau Bu lacht (1995, Dominik Graf) [February]
  38. A New Old Play (2021, Qiu Jiongjiong) [March]
  39. Dreileben: Beats Being Dead (2011, Christian Petzold) [February]
  40. Diary of a Fleeting Affair (2022, Emmanuel Mouret) [October]
  41. RRR (2022, S. S. Rajamouli) [March]
  42. The People You’re Paying to Be in Shorts (2022, Jon Bois) [November]
  43. Hush! (2002, Hashiguchi Ryōsuke) [April]
  44. Dirty Harry (1971, Don Siegel) [July]
  45. Seconds (1966, John Frankenheimer) [August]
  46. Decision to Leave (2022, Park Chan-wook) [October]
  47. Equation to an Unknown (1980, Dietrich de Velsa) [January]
  48. ★ (2017, Johann Lurf) [February]
  49. Dreileben: Don’t Follow Me Around (2011, Dominik Graf) [February]
  50. The Girl and the Spider (2021, Ramon and Silvan Zürcher) [April]
  51. Point Blank (1967, John Boorman) [February]
  52. The United States of America (2022, James Benning) [March]
  53. Wing Chun (1994, Yuen Woo-ping) [March]
  54. Crimes of the Future (2022, David Cronenberg) [June]
  55. La Vie des morts (1991, Arnaud Desplechin) [March]
  56. TÁR (2022, Todd Field) [October]
  57. Beloved Sisters (2014, Dominik Graf) [February]
  58. Miracle Mile (1988, Steve De Jarnatt) [January]
  59. Die Katze (1988, Dominik Graf) [February]
  60. The August Virgin (2019, Jonás Trueba) [February]
  61. Carnival of Souls (1962, Herk Harvey) [April]
  62. Basic Instinct (1992, Paul Verhoeven) [October]
  63. Medea (2021, Alexander Zeldovich) [March]
  64. The Friends of the Friends (2002, Dominik Graf) [February]
  65. The Cathedral (2021, Ricky D’Ambrose) [January]
  66. Queens of the Qing Dynasty (2022, Ashley McKenzie) [February]
  67. Nope (2022, Jordan Peele) [July]
  68. Blonde Venus (1932, Josef von Sternberg) [June]
  69. The Sacred Spirit (2021, Chema García Ibarra) [March]
  70. Haruhara-san’s Recorder (2021, Sugita Kyoshi) [February]
  71. The Invincibles (1994, Dominik Graf) [February]
  72. Benediction (2021, Terence Davies) [February]
  73. Red Rocket (2021, Sean Baker) [January]
  74. Armageddon Time (2022, James Gray) [October]
  75. Los Conductos (2020, Camilo Restrepo) [May]
  76. Wood and Water (2021, Jonas Bak) [April]
  77. Onoda (2021, Arthur Harari) [February]
  78. All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (2022, Laura Poitras) [November]
  79. Le Navire Night (1979, Marguerite Duras) [March]
  80. Riotsville, U.S.A. (2022, Sierra Pettengill) [January]
  81. Daisy Miller (1974, Peter Bogdanovich) [November]
  82. Drunken Angel (1948, Kurosawa Akira) [March]
  83. FIRST TIME [The Time for All But Sunset – VIOLET] (2021, Nicolaas Schmidt) [March]
  84. Tai-Chi Master (1993, Yuen Woo-ping) [March]
  85. Polizeiruf 110: Smoke on the Water (2014, Dominik Graf) [February]
  86. Gummo (1997, Harmony Korine) [January]
  87. A Night of Knowing Nothing (2021, Payal Kapadia) [February]
  88. Expedition Content (2020, Ernst Karel & Veronika Kusumaryati) [January]
  89. Arrebato (1979, Iván Zulueta) [January]
  90. Human Flowers of Flesh (2022, Helena Wittmann) [November]
  91. Dry Ground Burning (2022, Joana Pimenta & Adirley Queirós) [November]
  92. Don Juan (2022, Serge Bozon) [May]
  93. The Women (1939, George Cukor) [April]
  94. Social Hygiene (2021, Denis Côté) [July]
  95. Thunderbolt (1929, Josef von Sternberg) [March]
  96. Virgin Blue (2021, Niu Xiaoyu) [March]
  97. Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash (2021, Edwin) [March]
  98. Deception (2021, Arnaud Desplechin) [March]
  99. True Romance (1993, Tony Scott) [February]
  100. Rampart (2021, Marko Grba Singh) [March]
  101. Amsterdam (2022, David O. Russell) [September]
  102. Our Eternal Summer (2021, Émilie Aussel) [March]
  103. Relative (2022, Michael Glover Smith) [August]
  104. Bad Girls Go to Hell (1965, Doris Wishman) [March]
  105. Petite conversation familiale (2000, Hélène Lapiower) [March]
  106. The Bling Ring (2013, Sofia Coppola) [March]
  107. Gangs of New York (2002, Martin Scorsese) [July]
  108. Will-o’-the-Wisp (2022, João Pedro Rodrigues) [May]
  109. Car Wash (1976, Michael Schultz) [September]
  110. Belle (2021, Hosoda Mamoru) [March]
  111. Ambulance (2022, Michael Bay) [April]
  112. Rock Bottom Riser (2021, Fern Silva) [March]
  113. Top Gun: Maverick (2022, Joseph Kosinski) [June]
  114. A Human Position (2022, Anders Emblem) [January]
  115. Free Chol Soo Lee (2022, Eugene Yi & Julie Ha) [January]
  116. Call Jane (2022, Phyllis Nagy) [January]
  117. Singing in the Wilderness (2021, Chen Dongnan) [April]
  118. Every Day in Kaimukī (2022, Alika Tengan) [January]
  119. Mija (2022, Isabel Castro) [January]
  120. Triangle of Sadness (2022, Ruben Östlund) [September]
  121. Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022, George Miller) [August]
  122. Wet Sand (2021, Elene Naveriani) [March]
  123. Prime Cut (1972, Michael Ritchie) [February]
  124. Play It As It Lays (1972, Frank Perry) [June]
  125. Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago (2020, Rob Christopher) [September]
  126. From the Planet of the Humans (2021, Giovanni Cioni) [March]
  127. Werewolf (2016, Ashley McKenzie) [February]
  128. The City and the City (2022, Christos Passalis & Syllas Tzoumerkas) [April]
  129. Bones and All (2022, Luca Guadagnino) [November]
  130. Dreileben: One Minute of Darkness (2011, Christoph Hochhäusler) [February]
  131. God’s Creatures (2022, Saela Davis & Anna Rose Holmer) [October]
  132. Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (2022, Park Sung-hoo) [September]
  133. Something in the Dirt (2022, Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead) [January]
  134. Dear Mr. Brody (2021, Keith Maitland) [March]
  135. A Love Song (2022, Max Walker-Silverman) [January]
  136. Dangerous Game (1988, Stephen Hopkins) [October]
  137. Three Minutes: A Lengthening (2021, Bianca Stigter) [August]
  138. The Mission (2022, Tania Anderson) [January]
  139. Casablanca Beats (2021, Nabil Ayouch) [September]
  140. The Exiles (2022, Violet Columbus & Ben Klein) [January]
  141. Divertimento (2022, Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar) [October]
  142. Framing Agnes (2022, Chase Joynt) [January]
  143. Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022, Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert) [April]
  144. Spencer (2021, Pablo Larraín) [February]
  145. Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (2022, Alejandro González Iñárritu) [November]
  146. The Whale (2022, Darren Aronofsky) [November]
  147. Babylon (2022, Damien Chazelle) [November]